Moss Covered Easter Eggs..and she sent me what?

 

After the holidays and winter, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to start new projects.  I think bloggers are just a little burned out after all of the hustle and bustle of blogging during the holidays and we all get the winter blues.

So when our friend, Jennifer Rizzo, invited me to participate in a crazy, fun party to get our creative juices flowing… of course I said YES

Moss Covered Easter Eggs Collage

The ideas was for 21 bloggers to mail each other a thrift store find. GULP! I was so excited to find out the lovely Kim of Serendipity Refined, would be sending mine!

If you’re coming from Kim’s…welcome! I have to admit I was very a little nervous when I received my box in the mail.  Much to my delight, what lay within wasn’t horrible….they weren’t fabulous, but they certainly weren’t horrible and definitely something I could work with!

Candlesticks Before

I knew I wanted to do something “springy” and didn’t want to just use them as candleholders! I had the perfect idea! A fun spring centerpiece for my coffee table! Something cheerful but subtle….

Repurposed Candlesticks with Moss Covered Easter Eggs!

SUPPLIES:

Moss Easter Eggs Supplies

wooden candleholders, paint, brushes, fine grain sanding block, finishing wax, large styrofoam eggs, large sheet of moss, hot glue gun and low temp glues sticks, scissors

DIRECTIONS:

Moss Covered Egg Candlesticks Tutorial 1

Steps 1-4:

Choose your paint based on the type of finish you want.  I used DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint. Paint your candlesticks with 1-2 coats depending on desired coverage.  Allow to dry.  Using a fine grained sanding block, give your candlesticks a light patina by removing some of the paint.   Clean off candlesticks and then apply a wax or polyacrylic finish if desired.

Moss Covered Eggs and Candlesticks Tutorial 2

Steps 5-8:

To create your moss eggs, with a serrated knife, trim off the bottom of the styrofoam eggs so they will sit on the candlesticks.  Cut your moss in small strips and using a low temp glue, glue moss to eggs.  You will have some gaps between your strips of moss.  Cut small pieces and hot glue to fill in the gaps.

Moss Covered Easter Eggs

Moss Easter Eggs

Are you curious to know what I sent? Well head over to visit my friend Stacy, of Not Just a Housewife, to get the full scoop! Hopefully she doesn’t hate me too much. grin!

She Sent Me What Button

Here’s the full list of all 21 fabulous bloggers so you can see what each one did with their surprise thrift store find!

Jennifer Rizzo
Funky Junk Interiors
My Sweet Savannah
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Four Generations One Roof
Home Stories A to Z
Today’s Creative Blog
Jeanne Oliver Designs
French Country Cottage
Finding Home
The Inspired Room
The Handmade Home
Eclectically Vintage
Makely School for Girls
East Coast Creative
Infarrantly Creative
At Home on the Bay
Thistlewood Farms
Serendipity Refined
At the Picket Fence
Not Just a Housewife

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PS…Be sure to enter my Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint Giveaway, to win some of your own fabulous DecoArt products! 


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Comments

  1. Ladies I love them! The candle sticks are great of course but with the moss eggs on top… fantastic! This is a great series, I want to go look at all of them!

  2. What a fantastic and fun idea to mail each other Thrift Store finds! Love how you upcycled the candlesticks and the bright green moss covered eggs!

    ~ Ashley
    Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods recently posted..The Big Green Elephant ~ My Grandmother’s Hope ChestMy Profile

  3. Love this, Heather! You didn’t do too badly in what you received. I always love to find some nice wood candlesticks at the thrift store. Love the moss eggs, too. I’m glad you mentioned the paint you used. I didn’t know they made that and it seems like the perfect paint for when you have projects of this size that you would like to use chalk paint on.
    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions recently posted..Quick Wood Tote UpdateMy Profile

  4. What a great centerpiece! I LOVE this fun idea of sending each other thrift store finds! Life to the full! Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted..How to Make a Bunny WreathMy Profile

  5. What a fun day sweet friend -love it!

  6. umm -off to get another cup of coffee because I meant to say fun IDEA! But have a fun day too!
    Laura @ Finding Home recently posted..Gallery Wall Ideas & She Sent Me What?My Profile

  7. I love how you used them! That green absolutely pops against the white like that.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/
    Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger recently posted..DIY Paper FlowersMy Profile

  8. So cute girls~ love it!!
    Courtney recently posted..Vintage Towel HolderMy Profile

  9. You go girl! It looks amazing! Love the candlesticks….but loved what you did with them even more. :)

    Happy day!
    karianne
    Thistle recently posted..Striped Canvas Art : She Sent Me What Party?My Profile

  10. Awesome Easter project!!! I love it for spring and Easter! thanks so much for joining on the party!!!
    Jennifer Rizzo recently posted..Upcycled banana hanger made into an awesome hanging vase…My Profile

  11. I love how they turned out!

  12. These are adorable!!! Off to pin :)
    Stacy Risenmay recently posted..Gold Metal PlanterMy Profile

  13. YAY! I just knew you’d do something fabulous with the candlestick holders. The moss covered eggs are perfect and the holders look so much better with a fresh coat of white paint! I hope that we’re still friends….we are, right?!? ;) xo

  14. Ahh!! LOVE these so much! The perfect spring thing!
    Funky Junk Interiors recently posted..Junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shadesMy Profile

  15. Perfectly springy! I love it, ladies! xoxo Melissa

  16. These are adorable!!! Love a good candlestick and the eggs are perfect on top!
    XO
    Kristin
    kristins recently posted..Turn a vintage box into a keepsake box ~She sent me what~My Profile

  17. Now that is a great thrift store find!…and I actually liked them as they were too!….love your moss covered eggs!…Such a fun thing to do!!..
    Shirley@Housepitality Designs recently posted..Dreaming of Flowers and a FeatureMy Profile

  18. Holy cow, this is great! I think I’m going to copy – I have three candle holders I’ve been reluctant to let go of, and just bought three giant plastic eggs at dollar tree. Now I just need to run back for some moss. Love!

  19. I adore your Easter eggs – and such fun little candle holders! That’s awesome!
    ashley @ the handmade home recently posted..diy mariners compassMy Profile

  20. That is a really cute idea! One of my faves!
    Nicki recently posted..My Design StyleMy Profile

  21. JaneEllen says:

    I’m enjoying seeing what every one of you has done with your “surprises”, what fun putting your own idea on something to have a new decoration for your home. Love what you did with those candlesticks and eggs. I noticed in one of your comments somebody said she got a big plastic egg at $tree. Yeah now that I can work with, styro foam has gotten ridiculously expensive for a SS budget.
    Please could you let me know where you got the Americana Chalk paint? Didn’t know they had it.
    Great project and what fun. You all did such a great job, still have few to look at but it’s fun so far. Happy Spring days

  22. They came out great, love how the white and green are just so bright together. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  23. oh my goodness I love how you brought those candle holders to life with the paint and especially love the way you rubbed patina (off) life into it!
    Where do you get the moss in sheets?
    So pretty!

  24. Sometimes the simple pieces make the most special projects . . . like yours!

  25. Super cute candle sticks and love the little moss eggs :) Adorable!
    jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof recently posted..Chicken and Rice {mom’s favorite}My Profile

  26. These are so pretty! Just love the moss eggs perched on the pretty, pedestal candleholders. Sharing, for sure.
    Sharon recently posted..Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted EggsMy Profile

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