Turn plain old dollar store items into something a little more modern and stylish with this simple DIY Easter decorating idea. These look like something purchased at a high-end store!
This DIY Easter Decorating idea was inspired by something I’ve shown you before. If you were around these parts last summer, then you may remember when I discovered this amazing Mirror Finish spray paint and all its magical powers when I made an ordinary seashell look like it was all fancy and silver plated. Kind of amazing, right?
Here’s what the can of paint looks like, by the way:
I decided to try that same trick again, but on my Easter decor instead! I have quite a few things in my Easter bins, but not many things that I was really excited to use this year, so before I started spending a fortune buying new stuff that would only be out for three weeks anyway, I decided to see if this DIY Easter decorating idea would work.
Well, of course it did! Otherwise, I wouldn’t be wasting your time with it! 🙂
So here’s how the bunnies that I decided to experiment with started out.
From Dollar Store to Fancy Decor
These were just dollar store bunnies from a few years ago, so if I completely messed them up, it wouldn’t have been a huge loss. They were cute to start out with, I know, but they just weren’t something that I wanted to look at every day in my living room.
All it took was about three lightish coats of spray paint to turn them into this!
Don’t they just look extra special now? They could totally have come from a fancy store and have cost $79 dollars each. Except not, because they’re in my house. 🙂
I have been trying out this mirrored spray paint on a few other things over the last few months and I’ve learned that it seems to work best on some kind of surface that has a bit of a texture or a pattern on it. A completely smooth surface doesn’t really seem to give the same super-shiny effect. I think all the extra angles make it seem more reflective. If you have a glass jar or vase though that you can paint the inside of, it works great on that too when it’s actually showing through the glass.
A can of this stuff really goes a long way though, so you can feel free to experiment on whatever cheap junk you want, if you just want to see how it will turn out. 🙂
If you have any old plastic or ceramic Easter decor from years past that you’re thinking you might want to get rid of (or pick up some inexpensive new bunnies), why not give it a quick spray first and see what you end up with? You might be surprised!
You can find more of my DIY Easter projects by visiting the Easter archive page!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.