Today I’m sharing Easter egg crafts. The days are getting longer and soon is will be spring. Easter isn’t far it’s April 4th so I think it’s a great time to begin sharing ideas.
After finding this 6″ paper Mache egg on Factory Direct Crafts I bought the egg of course and began thinking of egg craft ideas.
Today also happens to be $10 on the 10th hosted by Tammy from Patina and Paint and this month’s theme is spring/Easter. We can spend $10 or under to create a craft or décor. I enjoy thee challenge of staying in budget and sharing ideas you may like to achieve with sources you can find to accomplish what I am sharing.
At the bottom of this post I will share the links to all the talented bloggers that participate in the $10 on the 10th. Please be sure to visit each one of them to see the inspiration they are sharing this month.
- paper Mache egg in size of your choice HERE
- ASCP Old White paint or white paint of your choice HERE
- lace can purchase it here if you don’t have any on hand HERE
- graphic image of your choice
- lace ribbon or ribbon of your choice HERE
- dried flowers optional
- glue gun and glue sticks
All the links I’m providing are on sale and there is coupons to keep you in budget.
How I Began My Easter Egg Crafts
Briefly, I was planning to paint the egg pink as you can see in this picture. However, thinking how using smaller paper Mache eggs I had bought I quickly made the decision to change the color. I had decided keeping the eggs in the same color is best.
As a result, I begin painting my egg two coats ASCP Old white and let it dry in between coats.
As you can see in this picture, before I made plans to use a graphic image an applique was the plan. However, realizing the applique may be a problem since the paper Mache egg has an arc the applique would be an issue.
Adding a Piece of Lace to the Egg
So then, I continue cutting my lace and using Mod Podge I add the lace and pat to adhere to the egg. Incidentally, I used plastic wrap to keep the lace from wrinkling however, I did forget to take a picture.
This is where I learned about the plastic wrap trick The Apple Street Cottage, take a look.
By the way, this is when I had chosen my graphic I have had on my computer. Also using scissors that add a fancy edge gives this graphic a pretty look.
After I cut the graphic I add Mod Podge and I place it on the egg. Computer paper has gotten thinner so I immediately use the plastic wrap again and the image is perfect. The plastic wrap together with the Mod Podge will definitely be something I do when using graphic images.
Adding Lace Ribbon to the Egg
In the meantime, I cut lace ribbon to finish the lace off. It give the lace a nice finished edge and also adds another layer of texture.
So then, using dry Chamomile buds I have and add them giving the egg elegance.
Lastly, I place the egg into my French Jardinière where I have added moss and a nest I created that you may enjoy seeing in this post. Spanish moss is placed inside for another element of texture and the egg fits nicely inside the nest.
You may also enjoy reading how I made these easy moss grapevine balls and are fast to make.
The antique shutter and the easy wreath I made recently finish this off with a French Market basket filled with lavender for an additional French look.
I hope you enjoyed the Easter egg crafts and I would love for you to share on Pinterest and save for the future. This craft is quite easy to create.
Please take a look at the links below and visit these talented ladies.