Tuesday, March 22, 2011

easter tree bling

I found these plain Jane's at the Dollar Tree. Best part? I spent a total of $7.



But they looked sad and desperate for lil' something-something. As I was cruising through the dollar bins at Target I found the adorable spring ribbon.



I felt the inner wanna be Martha emerging.

My initial plan was to just wrap the pot with ribbon. Just put a dot when you start, wrap around, and add another dot.





But when I realized that I had quite a bit of ribbon left over, my wanna be Martha said, "You must not let this cute ribbon go to waste." So like the good girl that I am, I listened to my inner, wanna be Martha. You don't mess with Martha.

I measured, cut, glued and hung.




I kinda freaked when the boys were hanging them on branches without any care to spreading out the colors and separating the eggs with ribbon from the ones without ribbon in order to keep the trees looking balanced. But I let it go because they were enjoying the moment. If there is one lesson of motherhood that I've learned...Happy kids=Happy mama!

When they lost interest and moved on to bigger and better things such a Legos, I quickly rearranged the eggs to my liking. Is that crazy or are there other mamas who get doing that??? I hope I'm not alone. I did it with our Christmas tree too. Awful, I know.







Happy Spring, Friends.

Much love,
Katie

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11 comments:

april@gingerbread girl said...

wow..very cute.
love the sparkles!

april

katie said...

The Mama Monster said...
Those are soooo cute! I love them! Great job mama!

Janna said...

OK - I'm stealing this idea! Super cute.

Janna said...

Oh, and I rearrange too! But my daughter and her trained eye always knows...

Charla Liedahl said...

Those are great! Where did you get the eggs and branches? Dollar Tree, like the pots? I'm going to steal your idea, Miss Martha!

Brooke said...

HOW cute!!! Love the bling :D I totally do the rearranging thing too. The OCD in me just can't let it go - ha!!

katie said...

Yes, the pots came with the branches attached at the Dollar Tree. The eggs were there too. Super easy! Have fun!!!

carrie said...

I love all that color. And glitter. And ribbon. And that price. Great job!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. It's always fun to "meet" new people. :)

hannah singer said...

those are so adorable!! what a super fun project!

Sarah said...

those are SO stinkin cute! thanks for sharing! I love your blog! :)

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

I am so doing this and I love reading your blog. You are too funny!