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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