We all get them. Catalogs in the mail. Not only are they a waste of paper, but their styling makes me really, really want to buy it all. The new Pottery Barn Kids catalog came yesterday and flipping through it I looked at G and said, “I see really cheap craft paper.” I always see all these crafts using pretty scrapbook paper, but at $.50-$1 a sheet, I can’t justify getting a bunch when I can easily use up junk mail that I get for free.
All those pretty colors and patterns called to me. I’ve begun slowly cutting out little paper hearts whenever I see some paper that I think is pretty, so that was the original plan. But as I was sitting doing that today, I realized that the stacks of blankets in the photos would make awesome Easter eggs. So I cut out eggs from the pages (freehand, though I’m sure a template would have helped). Because I did it freehand it allowed me to cut different sizes from whatever small space I could get.
Then, E and I carefully laid them out on the coffee table, arranged until we were pleased (she basically kept shouting “heart!” “egg!”) and then using Fabri-tac glued them to some white cotton yard I have. I have some pretty washi tape from the after Valentine’s Day clearance and used that to tape the eggs to the brick of our fireplace. We don’t have a mantle, and the white was calling for a little color.
After seeing how empty the pics look we colored a little “He Is Rised” sign for above, but I still think maybe a spring-time wreath and some prints are in order.