Pieced Paper Easter Egg

I would love to decorate more for seasons and holidays, but I just don't have room to store the decor when it's off season. I've found some frames sitting around and realized filling them with gorgeous paper would be the perfect space-saving way decorate for Spring and Easter.

Easter Egg Art Supplies

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Start by trimming the gray polka dot tissue paper to fit your frame as a background. For tips, see my how-to on Hazel & Ruby's blog.

Cut the patterned paper down to a size that will fit in your paper cutter. Then trim each pattern into varying sizes of strips.

You'll be left with a pile of colorful paper curls.

On one of your sheets of cardstock, place strips of double-sided tape in vertical columns.

Arrange the strips of patterned paper horizontally over the tape, varying the patterns.

Place the printed Easter egg template over the cardstock, centering it where you'd like the patterned paper to be. To view the patterns easier through the template page, hold everything up to a window.

Once you like the placement, hold the papers together (or tape them) and cut out all layers at once along the Easter egg template.

Adhere the egg to the center of the polka dot tissue paper you've already cut out. If you want to keep the background paper separate to change out the Easter egg for other seasonal decor, center the egg in the frame first, then lay the background behind it. The frame will keep the egg in place.

Put your second piece of cardstock behind the background tissue paper so nothing shows through. Replace the back of the frame and display your new seasonal art!

Free Spring Chalkboard Art Print

I've been wanting to change out my chalkboard art to a Spring-y theme, so I started messing around in Photoshop to get the creativity flowing. I liked what I came up with so much, I wanted to share it with all of you. Here's my free Spring Chalkboard Art print.

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To download, right-click on the above image. Select "Save Image As" and save it to your folder of choice. I designed the image as an 8x10 but it will also print as an 11x14 or even a 16x20.

Here's my chalkboard art inspired by this print.

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Definitely not as nice as the print, but it'll do just fine. Let me know if you use my Spring Chalkboard Art as part of your Spring decor!