Friday, March 18, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

nap-time creations

So I know I've skipped over St. Patrick's Day, but I'm getting ready for an upcoming craft club so I needed to prepare an example. This project was inspired by Martha Stewart, although she used real eggs that had been dyed and emptied out. I wasn't that brave so I went ahead and just used plastic eggs from the Dollar Store.

I started by gluing the egg closed. When it was dry I Mod Podged a couple different materials onto the egg;


Scrap book paper:

And printed tissue paper:

The fabric and tissue paper were the easiest to apply to the egg, but I like how they all turned out.

So after Mod Podging the material to the eggs and applying a coat of Mod Podge to the outside, I waited until they were dry and whipped out the drill. I carefully drilled a hole in each end and with a long thin needle I threaded ribbon through with the loop at the smaller end.

Tie a knot at both end right up against the egg and you're done! I embellished one with some rickrack, you could also use buttons, glitter, rhinestones, basically anything you choose.

I put the whole thing together by gathering some branches from some nearby trees and arranging them in this little planter. 

I love how it turned out and if you're able to find some cute artificial branches you could make this a year round thing, hanging little decorations for each holiday. I'm gonna give it a try, I'll let you know how it goes.

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  1. It turned out really cute.

  2. Ah, this is so cute! I've seen egg trees, but I love the idea of drilling a hole and threading the ribbon through both ends. Very nice!

  3. Very cute! Love it! Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans linky party. :)

  4. love your tree! So cute! Thanks for posting my button :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations....You are being featured tomorrow at my spring projects round up. I would love for you to put my featured button on this post :o)


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