So, I caved! I joined Pinterest. I said I would not because I did not need another time sucker. But I ran into a problem. This last fall I got fed up with the same decorations in my plant nooks on the built in entertainment/fireplace. So I decided that every season I would change them out to match the season. Well, autumn was so fun because I was able to put out leaves, pumpkins and stuff that I had been having trouble finding places for. Winter, another easy one, but the Nativity was out till February and I had Snowmen out too. But that did not bother me because Snowmen are winter and the Nativity is so beautiful and peaceful. So the spring has come and I got two of the three done but that third one I wanted something that represented Easter and the Resurrection. So I went and joined Pintrerest!
I spent about two hours searching. There were wonderful ideas, some new and some that I am familiar with. But they were either "Easter bunny" type (which is not how we celebrate Easter) or needed to be watered. I can't have ANYTHING that needs to be watered in the house, let alone over 12 feet up. So I combined this idea
and the knowledge I can't have things I need to water, along with what I had on hand. And this is what I got!
The cross was given to us by David's Parents and I made the LOVE plaque in my MOMS group a couple years ago. But the tomb is on the right.
|Here is a view of 2/3s of the built-in|
|The problem Nook|
|Had Husband cut me a piece of 1/8 inch board (scrap board from one of his projects) to fit spot|
|I painted it brown with acrylic paint (have on hand)|
|Used an empty yogurt container (saved from recycle bin) as the tomb mold for paper mache|
|Added layers of paper mache (made from this recipe and newspaper from our neighborhood that we all got for free and don't read) until it was to my liking|
|Thick and dry|
|I then used Spanish Moss (did have to buy less than $3 at Hobby Lobby) and glue gun to cover the top |
|and craft/school glue for the sand (from playground) path |
|I then glue gunned the river rocks (boys had from somewhere) on the side of path|
|and added little paper flowers (from my scrapbooking supplies that I got in a kit and rarely use)|
|Aren't they cute!|
|The Stone that was rolled away was from our yard!|
|This is what I got|
I would like to note that I would paint the tomb, inside and out, before adding the moss. Also, this could double as a Hobbit Shire or Fairy Home! Just take the stone away and make a fun door like one of these
So now there is something that I will be able to use year after year, that does not need to be watered for that nook that I have to drag the 12 foot ladder in to get too (
or use a bar stool and try not to do the twist