Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thyme to hop on over to see my salt dough Easter egg ornaments and carrots

A few weeks ago I posted this picture of
 salt dough eggs and carrots I was making

you were all curious to see what I was going to
do with these carrots and eggs

Well.......the wait is finally over!
I painted them of course

carrots, carrots a rabbits delight!

beautiful pastel eggs!

I then sealed them
 I stained the carrots using a gel varnish
 I used a matte spray varnish on the eggs

I then drilled holes in them
strung them with homespun

I had these wooden boxes that came with handles
which I took off
I base coated the boxes black
when dry I painted over them with light ivory
I painted 3 boxes with rabbits on them
using a

Terrye French 


side views

I cut a piece of wood about 32" tall x 1" wide
I then cut 16  3/8"dowels of various lengths
I drilled holes and inserted the dowels through

I poured plaster of paris in the box and let it set

 I base coated with black then light ivory
I antiqued them using a gel stain

I added some colored spanish moss
I can't WAIT to see what this is all going to look like......
how about you???

I tied my ornaments on
the dowels

how cute is this?

I added a home spun bow and tags to the tops

a carrot tree!

a carrots and egg tree!


Happy Painting! 


  1. So creative! I love the trees! Don't know which ornaments I like better, the carrots or the eggs. They are both darling!


  2. OH MY GOSH!!! My favorite ever! I think I will pick the carrot tree - sure wish I had one here. How clever! I'd love to be selling your things in my shop!!! Have a great weekend - we're heading to the trade shows tomorrow. Dawn

  3. OMG, OMG,OMG ! You made an incredible creative job! I culd not believe while I was reading it.
    You are a geneous!!!


  4. wonderfuf!!!
    you are incredible!!!!!
    kis from Tuscany

  5. Those are so cute! I had plans to make an Easter quilt this year, but I got sidetracked! LOL

  6. You are an awesome artist Lynn! I LOVE those trees, how creative you are!!!! I'm sure those will sell in a heartbeat! Hope you enjoy the day:)

  7. I LOVE them! Great work and a great idea. Your salt dough ornaments are the prettiest I have ever seen :)


  8. I love them too.. Great job and know that they are going to sell..

  9. I love it! Did you have a hard time drilling in your holes? I have been using a straw before baking here. Your painting is an inspiration girl!

    Debbie K

  10. oh my gosh are they ever cute..they will gone in an instant!!! you did a wonderful job on everyone of those..I need to do some baking I guess..;)

  11. WOW Lynn those are GREAT I love the boxes you are so talented girl....wish I could handle a paint brush like that just amazing!! Hugs

  12. What a clever and CUTE idea to do. I absolutely love the eggs and carrots they are adorable. That tree would look great in my house! I love this time of year.

  13. I love what you did with the carrots and eggs! I love the boxes with the bunnies painted on. I adore bunnies. :)

  14. Those are egg-stra special easter designs!!

  15. Oh my ... LOVE these too, Lynn! Such a sweet idea. As always.

    We're keeping each other inspired, I'd say.

    Happy Springtime!!!


Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye