do it yourself paper mache Pottery Barn inspired Easter egg

Pottery Barn {knock off} Easter Eggs Tutorial

This tutorial is from last year, but I wanted to share it again since the the time is right. These Easter Eggs are still in the Pottery Barn catalog but they’re also super easy to do-it-yourself.

I fell in love with a Pottery Barn vignette as I often do. This one was for Easter. The PB one is pink but I wanted yellow.

Pottery Barn Easter vignette
Problem:  Silk flowers/branch, pitcher, 2 bunnies = $200 for seasonal decor!
So pretty much not going to happen on my budget.
However, out of budget inspires DIY projects.
do it yourself paper mache Pottery Barn inspired Easter egg
  • Creamy white vase (I had a pitcher. Scour thrift stores/etc.)
  • White ribbon
  • Straight pins
  • Deco Art Paint (Americana Gloss Enamels in white and added a bit of Deco Art Dazzling Metallics bronze and Americana Acrylic in eggshell)
  • White bunnies (I used two ceramic bunnies I already had in my Easter decor)
  • Paper Mache Eggs x 11 (approximately less than $10 with Michael’s coupon)
  • Faux Forsythia ($5 at Michaels).  We have real Forsythia but no such luck just yet (although you can force budding!).
My Total:  Less than $20
Tutorial:  Arrange Forsythia or branch in vase.  Decide where eggs should be hung.
Make a loop of ribbon and knot the end
Insert straight pin through side without knot.
Push pin with the ribbon into top of paper mache egg.
Hang on a branch in your arrangement.
I used these three paints, mostly white mixing in a touch of the others.
Paint the paper mache eggs.
I painted them while they were hanging so I didn’t have to paint then dry and turn and paint again. However, my fingers were covered in paint.  🙂
My existing Easter bunny stash dug out of storage…
Ali helped out and gave the bunnies a fresh new look using the same paint I mixed above to paint the eggs.
Let eggs dry about 30 minutes.  Use a pencil to draw the letters to spell
“HAPPY EASTER” or “spring”.
I made a similar fuzzy/scribbled font as my PB inspiration using a Sharpie, tracing over the penciled letters.
All done…
 pottery barn easter inspired vignette

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