Sunday, March 22, 2009

Decorating Easter Eggs with paper

I love Easter eggs, so I thought it would be nice to make some that wouldn't spoil. I started with some foam eggs from the local craft store, some pins, ribbon, and small shapes cut from paper. For three in the photo I used the Stampin Up! three flower punch, for the 4 th I used my cricut and just cut 1/2 inch circles from George (gotta love that autofill function). I tried on my first ones to put small beads on the pins before sticking them in the eggs, I decided after the second one I didn't like that so I actually went back and took them all off (ugh!). It was so much work that I decided the purple one would keep its beads. I found it easiest to start at the middle of the egg and work your way out. If you are adding ribbon you are best off to add that first , you can either pin the ends or simply push them into the foam (see photo below). Brads also work great for sticking in the foam. Its a fun little project and one that will keep from year to year. Thanks for looking!


Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely beautiful!! How long did it take you to put these together? I would love to borrow this idea, I love the concept of having eggs I can pull out every year again and again! :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea.

Marjorie said...

What a great job you did. I may have to lift your idea as they look so good. No breaking!!