One thing is working for my anxiety this week- staying busy. So I’ve been crafting up a storm over here! I love Easter so I thought it was time to add some decorations to the house. Easter is on April 12 this year, so a little over a month away which means it fine to decorate in my book! Here’s how I made some Easter crafts.
- DecoArt Paint Markers now available at Michaels. I used Fuchsia, metallic gold, yellow, turquoise, and blue.
- Ceramic Eggs
- Thrift Store Vases
The DecoArt paint markers I’m using for this project are a new product that are now available at Michaels! You can buy them online and have them delivered to your house. They come in 10 colors and 3 metallics.
step 1 easter crafts
Start by grabbing your supplies. I’m using a few $1 thrift store vases and ceramic eggs I found online. I like the idea of being able to use the same eggs year after year and not having to paint/decorate new ones! The glass paint markers are perfect for this project. Especially on thrift store glass items where they might not always be the color you want.
The markers are super easy to use. Just shake well and then press down on the tip until color flows and the pen is activated. For this and testing patterns, I used a $0.50 thrift store glass. It was great to have a place to practice my technique first! My son had lots of fun coloring on it too.
Before painting, make sure to clean the surface of what you’re painting well first. Next, just start coloring on the glass or ceramic with the marker. It’s crazy easy to use! And the colors are vivid and bright- especially on the white ceramic eggs!
For the eggs, I painted one with rainbow stripes, one with a rainbow scallop, a few with flowers, I wrote Easter on one and my son colored the last one. This was a really fun activity! I liked coming up with fun patterns and the pens were easy to use too. There’s minimal brush strokes and an even finish.
For additional product information and projects, visit DecoArt.com.
Next, I wanted to paint a glass vase. I had spray painted it pink a few weeks ago to go on my hutch, but I didn’t end up having enough space for it. BUT I figured the pink would make it the perfect bunny vase! So I quickly just drew on a face and pink nose and we have a bunny. Look at this cutie!
For my last painting project, I wanted to do a simple paint job. I had a $1 cylinder vase and I thought it’d be cute to have the base painted gold. So I taped on painter’s tape.
Then, I used the metallic gold marker to color the bottom of the vase gold. Cute and easy! I let the paint air cute for about 8 hours. Then I baked it in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. I let it cool with the oven door open. Baking it helps set the paint. Don’t paint anything that will be in direct contact with food.
Here’s where I put my Easter decor for now. I have a new front door going in tomorrow so I didn’t want to hang the wreath outside yet. I might still paint the wreath in rainbow colors, but for now, these pastel eggs are fun!
On the table, I put the vase that I filled with greenery from my backyard. I’m trying to not go to the store right now, so fresh flowers were out. But I think the greenery is fun! My favorite part of the table are the colorful eggs- so fun! You can also see the gold glass vase I painted that I put faux peonies in.
Besides doing crafts, the thing that’s been helping me feel a little more calm is talking to my family.
I called my grandma yesterday and asked for her best advice. I figure, she’s been through much worst in her long full life. She said to not panic and stay calm. Simple advice, but I think it’s good. Take one day at a time, that’s all we can do. If you have a grandparent or great grandparent you can call and ask their advice, I’d totally suggest it. It really helped me 🙂
My son and I have also been writing a letter to one family member a day. I figure that I love mail and it’s an easy way to send our love and connect even if we can’t see everyone in person we want to. My son tells me what to say, I write it, he signs his name, colors on it. Simple and sweet- something I’d suggest!
Anyway, I thought I’d share a few thoughts with my Easter crafts! Thank you for checking in here- it means more than you know.