Can you believe Easter is April 4th? Today I’m sharing Easter egg and bunny crafts that are easy to make and also add tons of charm.
If you haven’t seen my first Easter egg crafts this link takes you there. Also, in addition to being pretty and easy it would make wonderful gift.
- 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper
- graphic image
- outdoor Mod Podge
- sponge brush or chip brush
Let’s Begin the Easter Egg crafts
First off, I had bought paper Mache eggs in an assortment pack from Factory Direct Crafts.
To begin with, paint the eggs with two coats of white paint drying in between each coat. I painted my eggs ASCP Old white because I have this in my craft room.
Next, find images and reverse the image. By the way, these can also be bought in graphic downloads on Etsy and are inexpensive.
As an example, here is a shop I have bought graphics from French Paper Moon. She has great images and sends them to you in reverse too.
This step is important because I am sharing how to apply a reverse transfer. Incidentally, I like using reverse transfers over decoupage at times. Why? Because it is gives these eggs a cleaner look. Also reverse transferring also gives the project the look of being professionally imprinted.
Applying the Reverse Transfer
After printing your image on computer paper, cut around the graphic as close as possible. In the meantime, using your sponge brush apply a coat of outdoor Mod Podge to the ink side of the graphic. Next place your graphic onto your egg.
Incidentally, if you need a tip on how to prevent your images or any other kinds of paper from wrinkling, check this post for a fool-proof tip. The picture also gives an idea of the trick.
Next, let your image dry for 24 hours. As much as you may be tempted to skip the waiting, this step is especially important therefore, do not cheat. It’s particularly important because this is allowing the ink from your image to stick to the project.
Now Let’s Begin Removing the Paper to Reveal the Transfer Image
Finally, after 24 hours, add a small amount of water to the image. You will also notice the ink becoming prevalent. After the water sits for a few seconds, carefully begin to roll the paper off the image using your finger tip or the side of your finger. Continue to roll until no more paper comes off and let the egg dry for a few minutes.
In this photo you will notice the right edge of the graphic still has the top layer of paper. The left side is the ink transferred to the egg.
You can see the rolled paper pieces on the plate beneath my hand as I am getting ready to rub the right side of the graphic.
These eggs are pretty adding them to flower pots with Spanish moss for texture. I also will be sharing how I apply an aging technique to the flower pots in a future post, so stay tuned for the post.
The small crown holding the egg adds whimsy ad elegance with very old books.
I have done this process on flower pots also. I have used my flower pots outside for years and the images are still beautiful. The only additional step I did is applying one coat of outdoor Mod Podge over the graphic.
If you are curious to see an example, look at this post.
Now Let’s Begin the Bunny Craft
This bunny craft so easy I almost didn’t share it but I think it’s cute so why not share? I bought this bunny cut out from this shop for .50 and no shipping.
After receiving this cute bunny, I paint the edges white. Using French script wrapping paper I had bought some time ago, trace the bunny and cut the shape out. Using a sponge brush and I apply Mod Podge to the paper and add to the bunny.
Next, using Spanish moss, I add a tail with my hot glue gun and I have a bunny ready to add to my spring/Easter décor. I think the bunny craft looks especially cute in ironstone dishes filled with more Spanish moss and eggs, don’t you?
Are you getting your home spring and Easter ready? I’d love to hear in your comment.