I am late getting in to the swing of spring decorating. I don’t know why it has taken me a bit to get going. For some reason with all of this cold weather we have been having, I just haven’t felt the urge to get out the spring decorations. Today is the day it’s going to happen! I am going to start by sharing with you a fun, simple and inexpensive way to create hanging egg ornaments.
You will need:
Thin printed paper
Heavy thread or string
Pointed pick or heavy needle
Begin by making a small hole with a pick or heavy needle in the top section of your plastic egg. (You can also use the point of a knife if this works better for you – just be very careful!)
Thread the string through the hole you made in the egg and knot it on the underside of the egg top. I used some heavy silver thread I had used in a prior project.
This forms the loop you will need to hang the eggs. If you won’t be hanging your eggs and will simply use them in a bowl for décor you can skip the above steps. These do make lovely additions to potpourri or baskets without being hung.
Snap the top and bottom of the eggs together, measure the length and circumference of your egg and cut a piece of tissue paper, craft paper, newspaper or any other thin paper to cover your egg.
Apply a small amount of Mod Podge around the center of your egg with your foam brush. Let these dry slightly to prevent them from moving as you continue your creation.
Cut the paper in small pieces down to the sides of your egg.
Cut each small strip of the paper in an angle to help in fitting the papers on the egg. Make sure the paper reaches the top of the egg and trim off any excess.
Ok – now I said these were fun, simple and inexpensive – but I didn’t say they weren’t messy! Fair warning – you will get your hands sticky – so be prepared!
Cover the top portion of the plastic egg with Mod Podge and bend the strips of paper over the egg, brushing additional Mod Podge over the paper and working the strips around the egg. Repeat the same procedure on the bottom portion of the egg.
Sprinkle glitter over the eggs while they are still wet with the Mod Podge. Any color will work – I used a clear iridescent for these. What I actually used was the flakes you can use with paint when applying to the ceiling.
Let them dry and they are ready to hang! You’ll find where I used these eggs for decorating HERE!
This same method can be used to create Christmas ornaments as well. I will show these to you in a later post and closer to the Christmas season.
If you try these, please let me see your creations – I would love to share with you.