Since I’ve been blogging (a month and a bit), I’ve been extremely influenced by the creativity out there… inspired enough to do my own version of what they did, call it copying, doing a knock-off or I’ve even heard the term slagging… regardless, I felt inspired enough to get off my butt and try some different things, maybe my version on things will do the same for you.
~ My first inspiration is Easter eggs… they seem to be EVERYWHERE! Wrapped in twine, dyed with natural dyes, wrapped in burlap, gold gilded… you get the point, inundated with eggs. My inspiration comes from Carolyn, you can find her blog HERE… Her whole blog is actually very nice, I highly recommend checking her out.
These are the eggs she posted and you can find that post HERE.
Aren’t these so pretty!? I wanted to try them… so I skimmed her post, that’s one of my weaknesses, skimming… pictures intrigue me, but the reading of how to, lets just say I need to work on that! I picked up some food colouring at the grocery store, yep, blue and green should make this colour, right? Again, lack of the reading on my part… home to try it, I added the eggs and hard boiled them, skimmed how to dye (from another how-to post on google), add drops of the dye to hot water and a bit of white vinegar… oh no white, apple cider vinegar will work… right? Let me back up a bit, I didn’t skim how to dye eggs until my eggs weren’t absorbing the colour at all from the dye I added… ran to skim how to dye, then added the apple cider vinegar… I really have to work on reading posts all the way through, and then do them…
This is how my eggs turned out… I’m pretty happy with them and Pinterest is going crazy pinning them from the Instagram picture I posted. Okay, crazy is an exaggeration, 24 for a baby blog is my version of crazy…
What I used: blue & green food colouring (added like a mad woman until the eggs started to turn), apple cider vinegar (same technique of adding like mad), gold and silver metallic permanent markers (just speckled until I liked the look) and some dark “grass” for contrast.
~ My second inspiration is by one of my all time favourite bloggers… love her style, she’s open and so much fun to read… she’s also a fantastic ambassador for all bloggers. You can find her blog HERE, I’ll be very surprised if you don’t already know who she is… her name is Donna and she is the owner of Funky Junk Interiors… oh and did I mention that she loves “JUNK”, yep, pretty much love her!
This is the project that has inspired me, you can find that post HERE.
In writing this piece I realized that I spent more than her, how did that happen, I used stuff from around the house… sheesh…
This is what my after looks like, same kind of idea, my own spin…
What I used: a sliding glass door that I took off of an Ikea cabinet, dollar store cork squares (4 bucks – $2 more than Funky Junk Donna, I’ll have to try harder next time), burlap (had that laying around the house) and I dipped into my twine stash… (that’s another little obsession, boy this blogging business really puts a glaring spotlight ones obsessions) I used some photo matting that has been around forever and spray adhesive, oh and some cute little black carpet nails, at least I think that’s what they are?
How I did it: I removed the sliding glass doors and wanted to keep the glass intact. I really liked the frame of it and thought I could figure something out… I cut the cork to fit in the glass section, sprayed the cork with glue and covered it with burlap, I then traced the cut piece of cork onto the matte and cut that a bit bigger, spray glue the cork onto the matte and it’s a pressure fit into the glass section, I can remove it any time I need to and the pins for the cork board will not damage the glass.
There are my spin-offs, let me know what you think, if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you!
Please note that all images that are not my own link directly back to the originator, thanks so much ladies for letting me go on about you and for the inspiration to try my own version of your projects… Cheers xo
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