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Pretty pastels, chocolate eggs and Sunday morning hikes with the bouncy Golden, Darcy, make me impatient for the upcoming season. What a drag the tail end of winter is.

I was feeling an extra itch for spring this past weekend, so I set up to work on a DIY centerpiece for our Easter lunch. Join me at my craft table for a simple and inexpensive papier-mâché project to give your home a cheerful nod to spring. Invite the kids to help, too!

I found these foam eggs at DeSerres but you can find them at dollar stores as well.

I opted for a glue mixture rather than the traditional flour and water. You can also use Mod Podge but white glue is cheaper and does the trick for this craft. Mix two parts glue and one part water in a bowl.

You can find floral napkins and bright tissue paper just about everywhere this time of year. Both are the perfect thickness but make sure you separate the napkins. Then rip the paper into uneven strips.

Wrap the paper strips around your foam eggs and polish with generous amounts of glue. Set aside on a wire rack to dry for a few hours.

Faux bird's nests are available at most craft stores but I decided to go the less expensive route and use brown gift basket shred from Michaels.

Use any type of shred or straw to arrange a nest in a cloche or jar. I bought this large glass jar at HomeSense some time ago, and decided to place the nest of eggs inside for a lovely display.

I'm determined to shake off the last bits of winter, pronto. For more great ideas for outdoor DIY projects as the weather warms up, see our DIY Guide.

Photo credits:
1-6. Floriana Paonessa


Floriana Paonessa

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