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!

Wickedly Delicious Deviled Eggs

Who doesn’t love deviled eggs? Yumm!  Even when I was a vegetarian and not eating eggs, I craved these little suckers.

Easter’s coming and I’m starting to think about food.. yes, every holiday gives me an excuse to think about food.  A sweet and salty ham, some roasted asparagus maybe, and of course deviled eggs.  I’ve seen so many interesting takes on them, but I always revert to the original — mustard, mayo, pickles. Is that a Southern thing?

Maybe it’s time to spice it up a bit!  Here are a few recipes I’ve found that look delicious enough to try with even the pickiest folks at home.  If you have a favorite recipe, let me know!


 

Everything’s better with bacon! Bacon Jalepeno Deviled Eggs from Real Housemoms.

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs 2

 

I love me some buffalo and blue cheese! Gonna try these Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs from Closet Cooking.

Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

 

It’s like guacamole in an egg. Hooray! Avocado Deviled Eggs from Cakes Cottage.

Avocado-Deviled-Eggs

 

Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs from i am a food blog.  I bet they’d be delicious with some crunchy fried wonton pieces on top.

crab rangoon deviled egg recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

 

And more bacon. This time with shrimp! Also, she uses instant potato flakes. That’s a new one for me. I’ll have to try these Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs from Melanie Makes.

Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

 

Want more? Here’s 50 Deviled Egg Recipes from Taste and Tell.

I’m so hungry now…

Bunny Rabbit Roundup

Because I’m thinking about Easter, and because I still call my 13 year old son “Bunny”, I’m rounding up a few of my favorite bunny rabbit things.


I kind of want everything by author and illustrator Catherine Rayner.
Check out this funny guy.

Absolutely gorgeous illustrations by Sarah Leea Petkus.

8x 10 print of my original painting. Unframed and printed on quality white matte paper.  Each print is hand signed.

This is magnetic wallpaper. I must have it. At Groovy Magnets.

MAGNETIC WALLPAPER BY GROOVY MAGNETS | THE STYLE FILES

Hey, little bunny nose! Art by Donna McKenzie.

White Rabbit Art Print  Where's Alice by corelladesign on Etsy, $20.00

Delivery Rabbit. Where you taking that Venus Flytrap?  Interesting artist Audrey Benjaminsen.

Audrey Benjaminsen

Birds and bunnies over at Fabrics and Papers.

Harvest Hare Wallpaper Excellent lino print wallpaper with Mark Hearld rabbit and bird design in lead blue.

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.

Eggs-Blog

 

What are your favorite ways to decorate Easter Eggs?