Spring Decor - Spring is for hoarding plastic eggs...
Spring is in full bloom here in Virginia and my favorite feature in my yard is in full show-off mode:
I'm not known for my green thumb, (in the words of my Dad after he took a look at what passes for plants in my house: "Have you thought about plastic flowers?") but this tree has lived and thrived in spite of living so close to me. If it ever falls or is struck by lightening, we have to move. Everyone in this family knows this and packs an emergency bag every time there's a heavy snow or tornado watch.
I have started pulling out my Spring decor and among what I rediscovered were my Mod Podge plastic eggs, a project conceived when my daughter was an infant and I was up watching infomercials at 3 a.m. I had found an old box full of cancelled stamps, some of them fairly old, others not so much. Among all of the things I collect, stamps have never been among them, but I couldn't possibly throw them out (its against my core values to toss old things..here's hoping its against my kid's values too...I'm not getting any younger ;) So, if you too have a treasure trove of cancelled stamps (I made sure none of my stamps were rare and could have made me a millionaire) grab some Mod Podge and start pasting. Each little egg is like a mini passport!
Use generous amounts of Mod Podge when pasting and then cover the entire egg with it. Allow them to dry thoroughly before displaying, you don't want them to stick together. I'm hoping to find some bigger eggs this year, something akin to an ostrich egg and really let the Mod Podge fly. Happy Spring!