Looking for creative outdoor Easter decor ideas? Create this outdoor Easter Egg playhouse with spray paint and colorful outdoor wooden eggs.
This post is sponsored by Homes.com.
Here at Thistlewood we are all about decorating for Easter—inside and out.
Especially when all this decorating helps others out.
Homes.com asked me to participate in a challenge they are hosting for charity. Here’s the basic concept. They sent a basic Little Tykes playhouse to several bloggers and asked us all to use our imagination and to transform it however we wanted. Then you all will have the opportunity to vote on your favorite and the winner gets to donate $750 winnings to charity. Doctors Without Borders is my chosen charity. And the best part? Everyone who votes is entered to win $250.
Sound like fun?
Are you ready for a little Easter decorating?
Here’s a little outdoor Easter egg playhouse before and after just for you.
Here’s where we started.
It arrived in a big box with instructions on how to put it together.
This is what the playhouse looked like before we started.
The roof was red.
The shutters were brown.
The basic playhouse was cream.
That red and brown and cream playhouse? It got a little color.
It’s full of Easter Eggs and polka dots and sunshine.
The entire project started with spray paint.
The base was spray-painted with a white spray paint designed for plastic. It comes in panels and the roof was separate and we spray painted that hot pink.
The door was painted blue.
The shutters were painted purple.
Then we taped off the house panels and painted the side windows turquoise and the mailbox pink.
When you are working on a project like this—you’ll have so much better results if you use a spray paint designed specifically for plastic. You can see it on the label.
Next, we cut out these giant Easter eggs out of plywood.
They have a piece on the back that attaches to help them stand up in the yard.
I traced the egg shapes on the plywood and my husband cut them out with a scroll saw.
The base was painted white and then I decorated them with polka dots and stripes and other patterns.
Next, we cut out an egg out of plywood for the front door of the playhouse.
I painted it in matching colors and then we attached it to the front door of the outdoor Easter egg playhouse.
The back door was painted to match.
Next, we added window boxes on each side and filled them with flowers.
The little purple shutters open up and let the sunshine in.
The window boxes are actually purple Easter baskets that we just attached to the side of the house.
Let’s take one more look at the DIY playhouse transformation.
From this before.
To this after.
All decked out and ready for spring.
This little house is full of color and decorated with green grass and sunshine.
After we finished, I stood back and one thought ran through my head…
it’s a good day to be an Easter bunny. 🙂
I need your vote
The winner gets to donate $750 winnings to charity.
My selected charity is Doctors Without Borders.
And the best part? Everyone who votes is entered to win $250.
You can go here to vote
Simply scroll to the bottom and the voting is there.
Thank you so much in advance for all your help
disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Homes.com.
All opinions are my own.
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