Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Egg Time


It's Easter Egg time again!

For the last 5 days I have been trying to 'grow' crystals inside egg shells for a 
faux geode look.

Apparently I am a miserable crystal grower!!


No, those are NOT mine.
Mine have NO CRYSTALS. Boo Hoo.
I am getting ready to start 

Geode Crystal Attempt #3


So, while I am waiting for crystals to grow...
or not to grow...
let's look at some other ideas for Easter Egg Decorating!

I found these pretty sequin wrapped eggs on etsy.
If you don't have the time or inclination to try these yourselves,
check out the web address above to purchase.

If you want to try some on your own, I would do this:
* Styrofoam egg shape
*sequins on a string, purchased by the foot or yard.
*Craft glue
* scrap of ribbon

Apply glue to egg, press string of sequins into glue. Set aside to dry. Add bow and ornament hanger to top with a straight pin.
You can easily cover up the top with a little rosette of ribbon or a circle scrap of pretty fabric to finish it off.

printable book mark
courtesy Jan Brett

This next Easter Egg decoration is so simple -
great for kids
and no messy dyes!

Confetti eggs
Using a hole punch, get out those scraps of leftover scrapbooking paper, and let the kids have fun!
Or, well, of course, you too!!
Use up that scrap of sparkle glitter paper!
After you have a pile of 'holes', get out the glue.
I love to use Scotch Brand Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive.
It comes with a nice narrow tip for small work like gluing little dots of paper onto eggs.

This will also dress up nicely those dyed eggs that didn't quite 'make the grade' and need a little help.

Dot Eggs

part of a mural
courtesy Jan Brett

glitter Easter Eggs
found on

Glitter Easter Eggs
You can do this on those old plastic eggs,
or cover up Egg dying disasters.
Other options can be wood eggs,
papier mache eggs,
or blown eggs.

Find a bowl with a curved bottom, like a cereal bowl.
Generously pour in glitter.
Coat your preferred egg with an old brush and some craft glue.
Place in glitter bowl. Using a spoon, cover egg on all sides.
Using the metal egg dipper thingy that comes with egg dying kits, remove egg and place on a wire rack to dry.
Bald spots? Just go back with some glue and carefully dab the glue onto the bald spot. Spoon glitter over it. Press lightly with fingers. Wait for it to dry.

Great idea that I read somewhere:
Using the plastic eggs, open and put a fishing line across it, to come out on either side. Clamp shut. Use the fishing line as 'handles' to put in bowl, and remove from glitter bowl. This way you don't have to mess with glue-y fingers removing glitter!!

Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs

Be sure and check out the web sites I have listed beneath the Easter Egg photos. You will most likely find more complete directions there!!

These are thread-wrapped Styrofoam eggs.

needle felted duckling in 'pond'

Sharpie Easter Eggs
sorry, I don't have a 'where to do it' for these.
Do you?
There was some concern about the Sharpies and food safe to eat....

Rhinestone Easter Eggs
ala Martha Stewart

Moss covered Easter Eggs

These Easter eggs involve sheet moss,
craft glue and the base egg. I wouldn't use real eggs for these, as they would be inedible anyway.
I think the twine wrap with the button accent is way cute!!
Using the tiny twig nests/wreaths is also 
a super display idea.

Pressed Flower eggs

Use a dry, blown out real egg for these. Apply pressed florals using a decoupage technique. I would use Mod Podge, it is just a great, non-fancy decoupage glue. Check it out in the 'new' sparkle glitter formula!!

Decoupage Eggs
Use the same idea as above, only instead of dried florals, use napkins. You can find my Napkin Decoupage tutorial in a different blog. (Just type in tutorial in the search engine!)

Vinyl Sticker Eggs

You can find the tutorial/directions here:

Sprinkles Easter Eggs

I think these are soooo pretty!
I found the sprinkles at Jo-Ann Fabrics at 40% off,
I bet you can find them on sale too.

There's a tutorial at the above addy.

Here's a cute way to display your fancy eggs:

1989 ceramic planter

Rubber Cement resist Eggs
Rubber Cement Egg

Rubber Cement is a natural for resist!
Drizzle on plain eggs, or use a light colored egg.
Dip eggs in dye bath.
Remove, let dry, or pat with a paper towel to dry.
Rub off the rubber cement and reveal the color underneath.

Shaving Cream eggs

Making Shaving Cream Eggs

Teaching mama has the tutorial on her website for these.
Since I don't like getting my fingers/hands messy I would never do these! But if you don't mind glopping around in shaving cream and food coloring - go for it!

Angela also gives her way to boil the perfect egg.
Since I live in a high altitude place, we have to boil our eggs a tad longer to get them to come out 'perfect'.

Well, I hope you have found a couple of new ways to dye your Easter eggs,
and to make this time of year

No kids?
Ask a neighbor child (with parents' permission of course), check with your church Sunday School/child ministry leader for kids with inactive parents,
or be a Big Brother or Big Sister.
There are lots of kids out there that would LOVE
to help you make some eggs Easter-worthy!

Why not visit a shelter that helps families with children, and invite them all over for a fun Easter get together.
There are always ways to include others...

vintage illustration

'til next time,
and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

"Nantucket with rabbit"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

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