Pottery Barn, what are you doing to me? First, your Christmas decorations made me swoon, now you have to go and put Easter decorations up on your website too? That's just mean.
Of course, you know this means war. And by war, I mean another installation of Dollar Barn tutorials.
This week I will be posting more tutorials on how to take items from the dollar store and your own home and turn them into PB-inspired Easter/Spring decor. Make sure you come back and check them all out!
First up is a rip-off of PB's Terra Cotta Pots that they sell for $10-$26. Our knock-offs will cost you little to nothing, depending on what you have on hand.
To make a distressed terra cotta pot, you will need:
terra cotta flower pot - on hand or from the dollar store
sealant or glaze (optional)
I don't really have a tutorial for this project other than to say... GO NUTS! Paint on a combination of colors (I used white and yellow), then brush over it again to take some of the paint back off. If you would like a more mottled look, you can take a paper towel or rag to the wet paint and take off even more paint.
If you would like a shiny finish, brush on a coat or two of sealant or glaze after the paint is dry. All done!
The next project was inspired by the Hanging Sugared Eggs on the PB site, priced at $16 for 6 of them! The materials for our version will only set you back a buck!
To make sugared easter eggs, you will need:
8- or 10- pack of plastic eggs from the dollar store
This is a very easy project and would be great to do with your kids if they are stuck home on yet ANOTHER snow day! Paint on a liberal layer of craft glue all over a plastic egg. Pour a cup or so of plain white sugar into a bowl. Drop the gluey egg into the sugar and roll it around until it is covered.
Repeat with as many eggs as you would like. Doesn't the sports-themed paper plate add to the festivity? I think so.
Pretty and inexpensive!
A Dollar Barn Easter money saved
Running total: $41
Be sure to check back later in the week for more Dollar Barn Easter posts!
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