Thank you Kara, for inviting me to be part of your Spring Fling celebration! I’m Janelle from Of Pinks and Fairytales and I’m blogging from the Philippines. It’s a tropical country. We don’t really have Spring here, we only get Summer and the monsoon season, but I was so flattered when Kara asked to be part of MTFM’s Spring Fling so I said yes and did a lot of research on possible Spring projects. I saw a lot of egg projects floating around blog land but I was a little apprehensive because… I have a confession to make…
I have never decorated an Easter egg before.
Yeah. We have plastic Easter eggs and I know about Easter Egg Hunting and I see painted Easter eggs in books but I guess it’s an activity my mom never thought of when we were kids so I never got to try it. But for you guys, I decided to give it a try.
So I give you… my Vintage-Style Easter Eggs.
· Plastic Eggs
· White Spray Paint
· Glass beads
· Trim, ribbon, cord
· Pewter dead spacers (in brass and silver tone)
· Pewter charms
· Ceramic/Ric rac flowers or pendants… anything a little bigger than your other embellishment that will become the focal point of your finished egg.
· Jewelry wire cutters (to cut off the loop of the charms)
· Glue gun
Step 1: Glue the 2 halves of your plastic eggs together.
Step 2: Paint the eggs and let dry.
Step 3: Apply hot glue to the part where the 2 halves of the eggs join and then stick your ribbon or cord or trim around this area.
I used this ribbon as marker. I did not decorate below the ribbon, except for the last one, because if you plan to put your egg in an egg holder or a vase, it’s better to have the bottom smooth and even.
Step 4: Figure out the focal point of your egg. This can be a pendant or a rosette or an arrangement of beads/charms. You can glue it along the center of the ribbon (like the one with the cross), or on top of the egg (like the white one with the flower on top) or if your design isn’t too big and attention grabbing, you can have 2 focal points: along the ribbon and on top (like the green one with the rose design along the middle and a little ‘crown’ on top).
Step 5: Prepare your other embellishment. If you are using charms, it will look better if you cut off the loops. The center of my green egg is actually composed of 3 charms: 1 rose charm, and 2 leaf charms, with the loops cut off.
Step 6: Glue your embellishments to your egg. It’s better if you think of a pattern for your design before you stick them to the painted egg.
How to make the ‘crown’ on my green egg: They are 3 bead spacers, glued on top of each other. Look for a bead spacer that looks a little like a crown if you want to try this one J
Step 7: Have fun! I definitely did! The design possibilities are endless.