Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blog Hop Day Two!!

Welcome to day two of the Easter Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from Mary Ellen's blog you are in the right place. If you just happend to "HOP" in please start at the beginning with our hostess, Robin at
I created this altered egg carton for a swap that I was in on a Facebook group called Crafty Swaps & Challenges.

I used a cardboard egg carton and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I love that paint!! I bought a quart and have used it to paint a ton of items and still have lots left!! Next, I glued a really pretty lace around the top edge. The I started adding layers of embellishments to the top.

You can't really see it that well, but the first thing I glued to the top is a little burlap ribbon tag. It's peaking out there under the butterfly. I made the little bird nest out of rolled strips of burlap and the eggs are little pearl beads that I colored with a blue marker. The purple flower is one of the loopy felt flowers that was made with white felt and I sprayed it with purple spray.

The little blue flowers came in a little pack in Michael's scrapbooking section and the little white ones are from a flower bunch in the floral section. I love using little flowers off of larger bunches. The Dollar Tree also has some really cute flower bunches that can be taken apart and used on cards or altered items.

The butterfly is from a K&Co die cut pack. The little pink flower under the butterfly is another one found in the scrapbooking section at Michael's.
I had so much fun altering this egg carton! I filled it with all kinds of goodies, but dummy me didn't take pics of that, lol.

I hope y'all have a very Happy Easter!! I am cooking for my sweet family and then maybe getting some other crafty things done later today.

Now you are off and hopping to Carolyn's blog:
Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way:
Robin ~
Toni ~
Mary Ellen ~
Lorrie -
Amy -
Deborah Cariker-
Melinda Everitt -
Camille -

Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!
Linking up HERE...
and HERE!!


mamawcindy said...

Oh, How Gorgeous! Who knew an Egg Carton could be so pretty. Love this Idea! Thanks for Sharing! Happy Easter. :0)

Tricia Kokoszka said...

That's so pretty! Ditto, mamawcindy - who knew? I hope you'll consider linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party going on right now at I know our readers would just love this project!