Spots of Spring

I realize it's already heading quickly to summer, at least here in Texas, but I wanted to share a little something you can do to add a little touch of spring.  I saw these fun things at HoLo in the outdoor/garden department. I think they are supposed to be candle holders.

I love the cement. I think that's what really says outdoorsy and spring. 

I wanted something more fun than just candles, so I opened up my little junk craft junk drawers and started looking to see what I had to work with.  I had some leaves that I previously used in a wreath, an overabundance of moss, and some blue eggs ... which are actually soap. 

Tip: Even though the eggs look really cute, and smell good, do not try to eat them. They are soap, and therefore taste like soap. Don't take my word for it. Ask my toddler. 

So I took what I had and just sorta threw it together. I made a little nest out of grass, which I know is not exactly correct, but I already had it and it looks good and I don't have time to hunt down a bird willing to teach me proper nest making skills. I have a toddler. I barely have time to shower. 

I put moss and a little candle in the other one. I want them to look like they go together, but not like identical twins. Not that I have anything against identical twins, I just don't want a pair of them sitting on my table. Sometimes they are a little creepy. Redrum anyone? Or how about those little girls in the new Ikea commercials? Less creepy ... but still ...

I think they turned out looking rather fun. Of course, I've already moved that table they are sitting on  and have moved them, too, at least twice. But they are still looking good and my makeshift nest is holding up just fine, thankyouverymuch. No bird has come to hatch my eggs, and they are out of a toddler's reach, so they are fairing pretty well, too. 

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  1. Cute! I like them ~ those eggs are great!

  2. What a super cute way to "spring" up your house! Hope you have a great day! ~Andrea

  3. oh I love that. So simple but such an impact!
    Great job!

  4. There is a chance you are qualified to get a free $200 Ikea Gift Card.


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