3/8/13

Craft It: Crafty Easter Eggs

Although I do love St.Patrick's Day, I am thinking I might just skip the decor part of that holiday and move right on in to Easter. With Easter being so early this year, it just makes more sense to me!





I love these paper mache eggs I found at Hobby Lobby. I actually found two ways to jazz them up a bit. (The later version will be revealed in a tutorial right here next week.)


The simple-girl in me kind of wanted to keep them brown and call it a day. But my crafty side urged me to take them a step further.

So with some cute scrapbook paper, mod podge and a paint brush, I created these "Crafty Easter Eggs". Want to make your own? Here's what you will need:
-mod podge
-paint brush
-paper mache egg
-scrapbook paper (you could also use fabric or tissue paper)


1. To get started, I cut small pieces of scrapbook paper. For a more 'vintage' look, tear the paper instead of cutting it.

2. Use your paint brush to apply the mod podge to the egg. Stick a small piece of scrapbook paper on the mod podge. Then apply a layer of mod podge to the top of the paper. Smooth flat with your fingers.


3. Repeat this step over and over, until the egg is covered. I only used one print, but you could add interest by combining stripes and polka dots etc. I also think newspaper would look fantastic on an Easter egg :)

4. Allow you egg to dry. Display it on an egg stand, candle stick or even a small terra cotta pot. This would be a perfect craft for an Easter party (these eggs aren't breakable-- so they are great for little ones!). Or you can make them ahead of time and use them to decorate your Easter table.


I think it's time I start on my Easter mantle! These eggs might be just the inspiration I need to get started.



 My daughter's Daisy troop, plus some friends, recently visited a nursing home. This was the craft that a group of 20 first graders completed with the residents. And I have to say, I was quite impressed with their 'mod podge skills'! :)

Are you decorating for St.Patrick's Day or Easter?
  
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4 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I agree, Easter is coming so early this year, I'm ready to get out the Easter Decor, even if it means pushing away some St. Pats' stuff!

    I would love for you to come and share this post at my very first link party...the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA which is running now through Sunday at Noon ET.

    Here is the link if you are interested!

    http://the-home-girl-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-very-first-festive-friday.html

    I sure hope to see you there!

    Thanks for posting this fun craft! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thanks! I will have to come check it out!~
    :) Samantha

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  3. Love the small multi-color chevron stripe (I bought some too!) Such a clever use of the eggs!! The little terra-cotta pot sets them off perfectly!!

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  4. So cute and the possibilities so endless with pretty paper!

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:) Samantha

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