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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Easter Decor

Last week I was looking in Women's Day magazine and saw an idea similar to this that I just fell in love with. So, I set out to get all the stuff to try and make these mod podge eggs. But the one problem I kept running into was that I could not find white plastic easter eggs at any store. I checked all the crafts stores in the area and nobody had anything similar. I saw them online but they were sold in a pack of 144, way more than I needed! Plus, I would of spent $16 after shipping cost was added in. So, I attempted to use colored eggs and they just did not turn out, you could always slightly see the color from the egg show through. Finally I thought of trying to spray paint the colored eggs white. And it worked!! I was so excited.

Here is what you need for this project:

Plastic Easter Eggs - white or colored and use primer spray paint to make them white
Paper Napkins (I bought mine at Target)
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Drying Rack
Scissors

 This picture was snapped after I spray the first coat of paint on the eggs. I ended up spraying 3 coats on the eggs to really cover them.

I cut the napkins into diamond shapes to prepare to put them on the egg. 

I painted the mod podge onto the egg and placed the diamond on the egg and then painted over it again with the mod podge. I did one half of the egg at a time, let that dry and then finished the rest. I used a cooling rack to let them dry on.

Once they were completely dry I put them in my glass apothecary with some green grass at the bottom.
Love it!


One thing that you could do as well with these eggs is use an exacto knife to cut the eggs so that they still could be opened up. They would make cute favors or place settings for your Easter dinner.

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3 comments:

southernscraps said...

These turned out great! I have some glitter eggs posted that I did.

Lolly Jane said...

SUPER cute! They look perfect displayed in the apothecary jar- great tutorial! We would ♥ to see this in our current linky party! Feel free to stop by :) lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Holiday Snob said...

So cute! And a very clear tutorial, thanks! stopping by from Sundae Scoop