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{Yup, i painted a stick…}


So, i am sure everyone has seen the cute sticks with cute little eggs and cute little stuff hanging from them – very fun – very eastery.  But, easter is uhhhh…4 days away, and i don’t want to drag out the eggs for just 4 days (nope, i havent decorated for easter yet, i know, not good, but i will (maybe)).

Anyways, i found a dead tree on the side of the road, parked the car, got out and ripped off some branches.  My son was totally cool with this until i told him “look how many people are looking at us” then he ran into the car and hid.  I don’t think jumping on a dead tree on the side of the road to get the stupid branch to break is embarrassing, do you?!

So, this is the stick…the doggy likes it

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I cut off some of the branches and spray painted it white.  I didn’t want eggs, so decided on paper flowers – i like the book page look so i cut a bunch of 4-5 inch circles.  I just free handed these – not perfect – lazy style.

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I folded the circle in half and then half again, careful not to make the pages have a crease – i wanted the flowers to be fluffy like

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Then i stuck a bunch together – anywhere from 3-5 for each flower

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I stapled the bottom of the flowers to make them all stick together, make sure  not to staple to high up otherwise the flower wont be fluffy

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Then i just randomly hot glued the flowers on the branch

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I didn’t like it for the place that i wanted it for, but i didn’t want to just chuck it, so i put it on a table in the stairway (do you see the dust on those pics, seriously – i could of at least dusted those – its all the spray paint dust that comes up from the basement!)

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Anyways, this is not my favorite project, yeah its kinda cute, not exactly what i had in mind but OH WELL – onto the next project :)

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18 Responses to {Yup, i painted a stick…}

  1. Krista@thegatheringplacedesign April 1, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    I like it! Simple and sweet. You crack me up, have I told you I love your blog? I do. :)

  2. ♥Amber Filkins♥ April 1, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    Actually, I think it's absolutely adorable!! I ♥♥♥ it!

  3. Love Being a Nonny April 1, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    I really like it and if the flowers were pray painted it would look even better!!!!!!!!1

  4. Grant L. Duckworth April 1, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    that looks great. I love the idea!

  5. Orange it Lovely April 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    oh I love it! Love the flowers! So different!
    oh and I paint sticks all the time! lol

  6. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training April 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Looks great! I saw something like this on the Martha Stewart show but I like yours better!

    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

  7. Sandra Powell April 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    I would totally jump on a dead tree to get a branch-no matter who was looking. Love it! The branch, the flowers and the whole table.

  8. michelle@somedaycrafts April 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Very, Very pretty! I am highlighting your blog as a "BLOG TO WATCH" on my sidebar. Your blog will become big and I want people to know that I am calling it!!!

  9. Kelli @ RTSM April 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I think it is SUPER cute! Easy and basically free are the best crafts ever!

  10. Vanessa April 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    I think it's definitely cute!

  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now April 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi there! I'm visiting from your link over on Someday Crafts. :) You have a really neat blog, and I love the paper flower tree. :)

  12. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures April 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I like the paper flowers and the painted branch. Thanks for showing how to make the flowers.

  13. debbie April 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    how cute,, and creative. I love the natural/neutral color of the book pages for the flower, i'm not much on alot of color.

  14. TeenaBugg38 April 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    I love it! Know what else would be really cute? Get a smaller stick, do all the same stuff and stick it inside of that beautiful bird cage I see there and put a couple of those faux birdies in it!!!

  15. Jessica Hills April 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    I have seen a lot of these, but I think that yours is one of the favorites I have seen! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

  16. Shel at Dreamy Nest April 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    I like this! I totally was going to do this, but ran out of time for Easter – but I love the book pages. I agree, painting or even tea dyeing the pages would look cool, too. I'm stealing your idea when I have time.
    By the way, I'm a military wife, too. Already been through 2 Iraq tours. Blessings!!

  17. Isabel April 20, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    Wow, your blog is AMAZING!! Thank you for the inspiration! LOVE the flowers, it doesn't get better than FREE!

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