I am happy to report that I have finally finished the outdoor Easter decorations I started nearly 3 weeks ago! First, I created a pattern for all of the shapes - I used the outdoor flag I had purchased as my inspiration. I have several Victorian flags but I did not have one for Easter. I looked and looked but could not find a Victorian one, so I just bought the flag (see photo below) that spoke to my heart.
I had Dearest cut out shapes for me out of some scrap lumber. Next, I used a water based sealer and sealed all the shapes on all sides. You can buy the sealer on the same aisle as the acrylic paints. Then, I base coated all of the shapes, traced on the patterns and finished with all of the detail painting. I finished with 3 coats of exterior varnish (on the aisle with the paints).
We had a couple of days of warm temps and Dearest was able to drive the stakes into the ground for me. I then gave my light-up Momma Goose and her Goslings a touch of Easter! I also tied my "carrots" in several of our trees to finish with my decorating. (In case you are wondering, I bought the carrots years ago. They are supposed to be for treat bags, but I think they are fun hanging in the trees!)
Now I must get busy and finish decorating the inside of our dear old home!
I would be so grateful, dear readers, if you would leave me a comment and give me some ideas of things that you would like me to post on my blog. Would you care to see more pictures of my home? Would you like craft ideas? How about recipes? The history of our dear old homestead? As I am new to blogging, I would be interested in your opinion.