After making the "Crafty Eggs" last week, I got in the mood to do the rest of my Easter decorating. I wanted to work with the paper mache eggs again but this time, keep their natural brown color. In order to keep them from looking like 'baked potatoes' :) I decided to add some texture with a bit of twine. The result is a modern-shabby chic Easter egg!
Want to make your own "Twine Easter Eggs"?
Here is what you will need:
-hot glue gun and glue sticks
-large paper mache eggs (I found mine at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each)
-candlesticks or egg holders for display
Let's Get Crafting!
1. Choose a 'back' of the egg, a side to start and stop al the designs.
This ensures you will also have a pretty 'front' side.
2. Working in small sections, apply hot glue in your desired pattern, then press the twine onto the glue. If the glue dries before you have chance to set the twine, try working in smaller sections. If you make a mistake, you can always pull the glue off and try again.
3. Be careful, it's easy to burn your fingers :)
Display Your Eggs
My new Twine Eggs are displayed on my Easter mantle-- I will show you how that all came together in another post this week. The other mantle decor is colorful, so these neutral Twine eggs really stand out on their little white candlesticks.
|Easter Mantle 2013|
Love Easter decor? More ideas below!
|Crafty Egg tutorial here. |
Easter mantle from 2012
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