Easter is just around the corner, so here is another window display from my local Oxfam shop to celebrate!
The last few days have been a bit of a mad crafts rush, as I’ve spent a lot of time making many of the props for this display. My theme was based on a hyper-intense and psychedelic Technicolor world, a little bit like the chocolate river scene in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I wanted to illustrate this theme using bright colours, metallic fabrics and textures which I used in a variety of ways.
First I created a paper skirt, made of blue and green cellophane with a gold tissue paper overlay to simulate tulle. I added a newspaper waistband lined with purple foil sweet wrappers. I paired the skirt with a sparkly jumper and made a necklace of little Easter eggs. I’ve never ever made my own clothes before so this was a first for me! The whole outfit reminds me of sweet shops.
I then got a bunch of plastic eggs and spray-painted them metallic gold so that they would look like the eggs that the golden goose from Willy Wonka had laid. These were arranged in a little nest of gold and silver tissue paper.
Another volunteer and I also created no-sew sock bunnies using metallic socks and bags of rice. Check out Homemade Gift Guru if you want to make these cute critters! I used heart mirror confetti to create the eyes and thin wire for the whiskers, so the bunnies look a little trippy!
We then put together our display as shown below, using a few extra bits and bobs such as fake grass runners and Easter stickers as well as soft toys and home ware: