Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

Here is a quickie DIY for your Easter basket – tissue paper-decorated eggs.

You need:

Tissue paper – I had some cute paper from a gift bag.
White glue or Mod Podge
A brush – I just used a cheapie foam brush.
And eggs. This could work with either real eggs or plastic. I used plastic.

supplies

Cute Egg Tester optional.DSC_0536 (Large) - Copy

Cut out the shapes you like from the paper.DSC_0525 (Large) - Copy

If you’re using white glue, mix with a bit of water to thin it out. I used about 1 part water and 2 parts glue.DSC_0538 (Large) - Copy

Cover the back of your piece of paper with the glue, stick it on the egg where you like it, then put another coat on top. Easy peasy.DSC_0541 (Large) DSC_0540 (Large)

Here are some drying.  DSC_0542 (Large)

Don’t worry about not covering up the opening in the plastic eggs. Just take a sharp blade and re-slice open when you’re all dry.DSC_0543 (Large)

Just a little bit of cuteness to the egg basket. Now if there is any chocolate left by this weekend, I’ll fill them up!

PS – Instead of that messy easter grass, try using a colorful scrap of cloth in the bottom of the basket!

Green Bird Things In Honor Of St. Patty’s Day!

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.


Not a bird, but a birdcage! I love birdcages, but I never want to see a bird in one.  I have a couple of pretty ones that I used in my wedding, and some succulents just a propagating away.  I’m totally doing this project from from Rainy Side Gardeners.

Succulents

 

Teapot Birdhouse from Robin’s Nesting Place. How sweet is this?! Projects like this get me rethinking how I look at thrift store or yard sale items that may be broken or missing a piece.  I like that color, also.  Lucite Green for Spring!

 

How about this graphic print from Sanna Annukka? Go over to her site to see lots more Finnish inspired works!  Found at Animalarium.

 

And some clover, just for St. Patrick’s Day.  This is Vermont (from birds and blooms of the 50 states) from Dutch Door.

vermont (from birds and blooms of the 50 states)

 

Now off to enjoy a pint of Guinness. Cheers!

 

Here Comes Peter Cottontail…

Oh my goodness. Easter is around the corner, which means Spring is here. Woo Hoo!

Because I have the new little one, I have an excuse again to dye Easter eggs! My son is now 13, and finally kind of over it.

Looking for something a bit more beautiful than what I usually do – the supermarket dye kits – here are some inspirational egg decorating ideas.

 

Gorgeous natural dyed eggs from BigSisLilSis.

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs

 

More nature-inspired eggs. Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs from Adventures in Cooking.

 

So dainty. From Urban Comfort.

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Mixing typography and bright colors, these eggs are so fun. Found at The SoHo.

new york easter eggs

 

More graphic design inspired eggs. Love these – from Martha Stewart.

 

Pretty, pretty, pretty – using stamps and decoupage. From Paper-Scissors-Superheros.

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What are your favorite ways to decorate Easter Eggs?