I love spring flowers, but it is still a bit early here to put them out. I really wanted to switch out my
Christmas winter planter by my front door, so this is what I came up with. A few speckled eggs, moss covered rocks and a moss bunny.
I started transforming the eggs first. This is how what they looked like when I started. They were plastic, colorful and covered in glitter. I enjoyed them for a few years, but now I am ready for a change.
I began by removing the ribbon and covering the glitter eggs with Gesso to give them a bit of texture. It took a couple of coats of Gesso applied with a pallet knife to get the coverage and texture that I was looking for.
The painting took a few steps, but I LOVE how they turned out. I first painted them with a soft blue, green and white. Then the eggs got a brown glaze which brought out the texture of the Gesso. Finally, I used a thin brown paint and a toothbrush to add a few speckles.
The bunny was next. I found this ceramic little guy at a thrift store for 80 cents. I began by covering a small area with hot glue and then pressing a handful of moss into the glue. I continued until the entire bunny was covered in moss. SO much better!
I covered the planter with a circle of cardboard and hot glued it in place, which gave me a base to build on. I poked the wire of the eggs through the cardboard and hot glued them in place. I also hot glued the moss bunny to the cardboard since it will be sitting outside on our porch.
Finally I covered all the exposed cardboard with moss and added a few moss covered rocks. I love it, although I think that I love the speckled eggs the most.
I will be linking to these parties.