3.16.2013

Paper-Mache Easter Eggs


These are the latest addition to my Easter crafts.  Eventually I will be making green and blue eggs to coordinate with my Easter Tree,  but for now I wanted to make sure I had at least two eggs done before Easter.

Here are a few of the materials I used: 
Assorted lichen, paper flowers, paper-mache eggs, Dresden trim, Caspia and a wood napkin holder.

I found the rabbit clip art at Graphics Fairy.  
I resized the images to around 1 1/2", printed out one regular and one reverse page orientation on to card stock so I could have a front and back. Then with my X-acto knife I carefully cut out the rabbits and glued them together with a small wire inserted at the bottom between the two cut outs.

To get rid of the white edges on the side I used my watercolor pencils and colored it in.  Then I added a few coats of Mod Podge to seal it.

 I cut out a hole in the paper-mache egg, painted and added Dresden trim around the opening.

I added some crafters clay in the bottom of the egg and created the inside of the egg.  To finish it off I added a paper rose to the top.

I painted the napkin rings and used them as my egg holder.





22 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! These eggs are real treasures! Valerie

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  2. How gorgeous!! What a clever, clever idea-- glad I found you on the Marvelous Monday hop & am so happy to be a new follower!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  3. You are so creative! I have yet to see anything like this swirling around in blog world...bravo to you on this project! It is awesome!!!

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  4. Beautiful!Love your eggs!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. I've loved these types of eggs since I was a little kid! Yours turned out beautifully.

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  6. The eggs turned out so great. I love that you used Peter Rabbit. He's so much fun.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  7. How beautiful! I love rabbits! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. What a great project! Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  9. Wow! Your eggs are gorgeous and so unique! I love them! I'm pinning them to my Easter board!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-23.html

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  10. Precious and adorable; pretty Easter colors!

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  11. These are fabulous! Pinning!

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  12. These turned out really pretty, you did a great job! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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  13. SOOOO Adorable! These remind me of the sugar eggs my mopther made when we were children. The exterior decoraitons were frosting tipped on the sugar egg, around the seam, since it was two egg halves put together.
    And the opening on the side, like yours, had frosting trim and flowers and leaves around it. Inside were tiny plastic bunnies or chicks and eggs, on top of Easter grass...I LOVED looking at those eggs, I always wanted to make one! Now I can do one of these! LOVE them.
    Hearts,
    Betsy

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  14. Oh my gosh! I love every thing about this project! So cute! Pinned it! Thanks for inspiring me with your creativity! Just....wow!

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  15. Stopping by from the Saturday Spotlight, I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  16. What a gorgeous antique look! Love these! Thanks for sharing on Printabelle!

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  17. Just exquisite! Visiting from Graphics Fairy- and these are delightful! I love the use of natural moss and elegant details! a great tutorial too!
    Happy Spring!

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  18. I Love DIY! Cool idea + great tutorial = Awesome BLog!

    I'm your newest follower from blog hop. Followed via GFC & Linky Followers.

    Feel free to visit, follow and leave me comments @ www.revampspunkyrena.com

    xoxo
    Rena Lynn

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  19. These are really sweet. I used to love the ones made out of sugar and icing when I was little. Check out my blog if you get a chance. www.king-designs.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks you so much for sharing with last weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 44. We are featuring this post at tonight's blog hop. It will start at 9:00PM Mountain Time. Head over and grab your feautured blogger button. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan.

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  21. what a cool and creative idea! I totally thought that these were knock off - so professional looking!

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  22. This was one of the most viewed links at my link party last week. Congrats!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-10/

    April

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