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Easter basket

Painting rainbow Easter eggs

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There is no such thing as too many rainbows. They make us smile. They are whimsical, beautiful and fun to create. They can transform a peg doll or a wooden egg!

To make our wooden rainbow Easter eggs I used:

Starting in the middle of the egg I painted a green ring. Not worrying about having clean lines so later the colours would overlap and run, giving the eggs a beautiful organic feel.

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Next I painted red at the top and violet at the bottom. Only allowing the colours to dry slightly before adding the colours between, letting them overlap and mingle. Creating a gentle and beautiful rainbow.Easter eggs2Easter eggs3

Once the paint dried I used my hands to rub the eggs with homemade olive oil and beeswax polish. The polish protects the wood, but also deepens the colours. Leaving a vibrant colour with a gloss finish (the photograph above shows one egg with the polish and one without). Working with the polish is lovely, it has a warming beeswax scent and is gentle on the hands.

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Our beautiful rainbow Easter eggs now sit along our window sill helping us build towards our Easter celebrations.

Happy crafting, Kelly


For the Easter Basket…

 I’ve been a busy bee (or bunny?). 
Crafting away when the kids aren’t looking 😉 
Making little surprises for their Easter basket.

~ inspired by this pattern ~ different because I wrote the pattern down wrong! ~
 An Easter basket is a new concept for me. 
As a kid we always received one chocolate bunny and one humpty dumpty egg chocolate. 

~ a bunny for Little Miss Q & a dinosaur for Master D ~
Although I vividly recall one Easter when I received a garden gnome! 
My mum had decided to reduce the chocolate intake and suggested that my Nana gift something different. And different it was! Funnily, I now love gnomes, I wonder if that Easter gnome led to this love??

~ the other side ~
We also received a wonderful parcel today from the lovely Nicole from My Rhythm and Rhyme in Motherhood. A couple of the goodies from the parcel will be in the Easter basket… (I managed to whisk them away sight unseen!)
~ made by Nicole ~
Thank you Nicole x (I’ll post more about the wonderful parcel later)
~ I made these cuties following this lovely pattern ~
 I can’t wait to see my little ones’ faces when they see their Easter basket!!

Joining in (late) with Keep Calm Craft On at Frontier Dreams

Warmly, Kelly