March 9, 2012

Art To The Eggstreme

So Easter is right around the corner, and this year, I'm determined to decorate for it. Last year around this time, I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and didn't even want to move.

Aside from Christmas, Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I love spring pastel colors, they just remind me of beautiful spring days and warm sunshine. It takes me back to Easter Sunday at my Tita Mina's house. Searching for eggs. Talking about the Easter Bunny. Having delicious Peach dessert. I love easter.

Anyway.... So I was at Target this past week and I saw they were selling these colored ornament eggs. They were in pastel colors and no decoration on them whatsoever. They were literally SCREAMING to me "ALTER US" "HELP US"

I quickly snatched up a package and brought them home with me. I had to save them from being simpletons.

And so, here is how I glamed them up. They look so pretty now.


I first gathered all the stuff I wanted to add to them. And had my pliers and tweezers at the ready.


I then started hot glueing the flatback gemstones onto the egg.


Some ribbon and glitter glue, and this egg was done.


This egg, I added some lacy ribbon, sequins and half pearls for the center. On the top, I added a bead cap to pull the hanging string from.


This egg has some Twine wrapped around the egg with some cloth flowers


This one has some beaded lace and a line of half pearl accents.


This one has some seed beads to it and some flatback gemstones.


And this is what my Easter Egg Tree looks like.

I'll eventually add some Paper flowers to the sticks. And maybe Alter the base in some way. But for now, I like the way it looks next to my window. ;-p

Here is the one I made for my secret sister. It's the same eggs, exept that I modgepodged some images onto the egg and put some nice pearled lace on it.




Thanks for looking!
ALI

6 comments:

  1. Alicia your eggs look really pretty. I am starting to make plans to decorate eggs with my gkids, but we'll probably use real eggs to do it. So fun!

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  2. They are gorgeous--good idea for me to try with the little ones next year--the first thing they ask when they get here is "can we craft today?"

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  3. I just found your blog-- Love your projects!! I am a new follower!

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