Altered Easter Eggs

Mar 20, 2010

While clean­ing out a draw­er in my scrap­room I found a pack­age of 12 small (1.5″ tall) paper mache eggs. By the way, it is amaz­ing what you find when you clean out draw­ers. I high­ly rec­om­mend you give it a try. You’ll be sur­prised at the things you have that you total­ly for­got about…  any­way, I thought some altered eggs would look real­ly cute on my East­er tree along with the East­er Orna­ments (only 1 kit left) from the class I taught at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors. I think a set of 6 glit­tered with Ger­man Glass Glit­ter and 6 cov­ered with vin­tage sheet music and crys­tal coarse glit­ter will look adorable. The Glass Glit­ter and the vin­tage sheet music will accent the vin­tage post­card images per­fect­ly and trans­form a plain Spring tree into an adorable vin­tage East­er Tree. If you want to make some for your tree here is how I made mine.

Ger­man Glass Glit­tered East­er Egg
Sup­plies Need­ed:
Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, Maya Mist — Sil­ver Metal­lic, Paper Mache Egg, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Small Pink Flower

Instruc­tions:

  1. Mist paper mache egg using Maya Mist — Sil­ver, let dry.
  2. Using a paint­brush apply Aleene’s Tacky Glue all over one side of the paper mache egg, apply Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, tap off excess and repeat process on the oth­er side of the paper mache egg. Set aside to dry
  3. Cre­ate a hang­er by cut­ting a piece of Bak­er’s Twine to approx. 6″ tie a knot at one end and attach to the top of the glit­tered egg using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
  4. Cre­ate a bow from the brown & white Bak­er’s Twine then attach it to the top of the glit­tered egg just in front of the hang­er.
  5. Accent the top using small flow­ers.

Vin­tage Sheet Music East­er Egg
Sup­plies Need­ed:
Vin­tage Sheet Music, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Mat­te, Martha Stew­art Crafts Coarse Glit­ter, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Small White Flower

Instruc­tions:

  1. Cut enough strips of vin­tage sheet music (saved scraps are per­fect for this) to cov­er the entire paper mache egg.
  2. Using a paint­brush apply Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage onto paper mache egg. Place a strip of vin­tage sheet music on top of the wet decoupage, using a paint­brush apply decoupage over the top of the vin­tage sheet music strip, repeat this process until the entire egg is cov­ered.
  3. Using a paint­brush apply a thin lay­er of decoupage over the entire egg and apply enough coarse glit­ter to cov­er the entire egg, tap off the excess, set aside to dry.
  4. Cre­ate a hang­er by cut­ting a piece of Bak­er’s Twine to approx. 6″ tie a knot at one end and attach to the top of the glit­tered egg using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
  5. Cre­ate a bow from the brown & white Bak­er’s Twine then attach it to the top of the glit­tered egg just in front of the hang­er.
  6. Accent the top using small flow­ers.

Enjoy!

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