I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the amazingly long weekend ahead (for those that get both Friday and Monday off). No getting up early or making lunches, woooo!! These DIY Easter eggs are a great little holiday project to do with your kids or by yourself. I picked up some foam eggs from the dollar store. All they had were the small ones but I wasn’t fussy.
I grabbed some tissue paper that I had in my stash and ripped it into smaller pieces…
I then applied a layer of acrylic medium (you can use Modge Podge or Decoupage, whatever you have) then put the tissue paper over the eggs and another layer of medium over top to seal it in. I wasn’t super careful applying it or anything as I love all the wrinkles and texture it makes. This is a bit of a messy job and you can’t over handle them because the tissue will start to stick to your fingers.
Once they were thoroughly dry, I applied Titan Buff (which is an off white colour) with a bit of water (to make it more translucent) to all of the eggs. For this guy I had started with an old dress pattern, then the paint, then blue ink and finished it off with a stamp from Tim Holtz’s line Stamper’s Anonymous. I used this Little Labels set for all the eggs because the print size was appropriate for these little eggs.
This one already had plenty of colour so I just added a bit of paint and some black text. Don’t you just love polka dots??
This one started with the cream swirly paper which was a bit dull so I added some yellow India Ink to it and the pointing finger from Tim’s line. The circle stamp was from my basket of background stamps so I’m not sure where I got it.
This one just had plain pink paper so I added a bit more paint to it then the others to tone it down a little and the black text.
Here they are together in a vase with some raffia. I will put a couple of these on my Easter dinner table on Sunday to spruce it up a bit.
An easy and fairly quick (except for the drying time in between stages) project you can get done in time for Easter and they won’t stink up the house if one accidentally rolls under the couch and is forgotten. Plus, you can keep them for next year!! I would love to see pics if you try them yourself.