A “2nd Helping” – A Follow-up on Episode 3

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Welcome back to the blog — and to our “2nd helping” following episode 3! We’ve loved reading your blog comments  and how you’re loving the little birdie!  We love him, too! :)

And don’t forget about those fresh flowers delivered right to your doorstep, courtesy of www.SWAKembroidery.com! What a festive addition to that spring burlap tablerunner. Can you just picture all of the windows open and the cool breeze streaming in?  

Also, be sure to download your FREE machine embroidery download for the little birdie HERE. If you do not have an embroidery machine, we have a paper pattern to download HERE.

We understand that some are experiencing trouble with the webisode audio and video matching up. We can only imagine how frustrating this must be! We’d like to thank Dollie who shared with us that she was having some trouble and then decided to go to www.real.com where she was able to download the video to real player and it played back perfectly. She said it was free and it worked great! We hope this information might be able to help someone else out there. Please let us know!

OK, now for some easy directions on how to make those sweet fabric-covered Easter eggs! Here is what you’ll need:

  • plastic eggs
  • fabric scraps
  • sponge brush
  • Decoupage Medium

And that’s it! Here we go!

1. With a sponge brush, lightly “paint” on the Mod Podge over the egg, one small area at a time.

2. Place a small square of fabric on top of the painted area. If you like the look of the threads hanging out, then simply tear your square. If you’d rather have a nice, clean look to the egg, use scissors to cut out the fabric square. Paint over top of the square with the Decoupage Medium.

3. Continue this same method of gluing on the fabric squares, one overlapping another.

4. Once you are finished adhering all of the fabric squares to the egg, allow to dry completely. Embellish with ribbons, fabric flowers, rick rack trim, beads, etc. Let your creativity take over! 

If you’re looking to make the same flowers as we did on these eggs, we just used the same method as we showed in Episode 1. You’ll find it in our 2-minute craft countdown.  We left the edge of the fabric to fray and added a little “bling” to the center!

And don’t forget! We’d love to see YOUR pictures of any project you’ve been inspired by here at theDIYdish.com! Be sure to join our Flickr group and be inspired by others as well!

Have a wonderful week friends!

Episode 3: “Spring” into a Festive Dinner Table!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Join us in Episode 3 as we create a festive dinner table, perfect for your Spring or Easter gathering! We’re fitting in all kinds of DIY projects in this episode, plus there’s a new giveaway you won’t want to miss out on! Today’s episode features a (more…)