Friday, March 15, 2013

Bunny Easter Egg ~ The Decorated House



A little different twist on the decorated Easter egg. I experimented with covering some cheap plastic eggs with different materials.  Burlap, antique ledger paper, antique French book pages, cheesecloth, linen, and paint! Sometimes combinations of two or more. This is one of my favorites. 

A black silhouette would have been pretty, but this year I'm using light and medium grays instead. The grays are a great combination with the green of the moss and very complementary to the shades of gray in the antique tart tins.

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Tips for making your own & What I used in the picture above:

 
  • Antique Ledger Page, with Beautiful Handwriting, slightly bleached out by the sun.
  • Antique Tart Tin
  • Gray Bunnies were printed on cardstock for extra strength.
  • Plastic Egg (covered with the antique ledger paper)
  • Gray Ribbon
  • Green Reindeer Moss
  • White Coffee Filter (already comes with the ruffle!)

If you have some antique papers to use, they do add a nice touch. If you don't have any, then use new decorative papers, or print something old on to computer paper and use that.

An egg is not an easy item to wrap nicely. So just don't try to hard. It will look good when you are done.

Use any glue that you like. White glue is fine, and modpodge and gel medium of course work very well. I actually used a fast drying white glue that is made for scrapbooking I think. I love this stuff because it really does dry quickly.

No need to paint the egg first since you are going to cover the whole surface.

But if you wish, you can paint the eggs first,  and find a few pretty elements to glue on to it for a different look.


The egg above has cheesecloth glued on to it. I wasn't crazy about that look at first, but after painting it with Annie Sloan Chalk Old White paint it was just right! The texture was pretty, and more subtle with the chalk paint on it. These are going up on the mantel this year.


See Y'All Soon~
Donna
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6 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you dearly Donna for encouraging what soulfulness reaches out to me in the pieces I find and what I must do with them.

    You my dear are the queen of bunnies,I loved your pillow and now onto Easter so inviting to want an Easter basket from you :)

    I will return to take in your beauty once again before my way out.

    A beautiful weekend to you with all the grace and beauty that inspires you.

    Xox
    Doré

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  2. Donna, I'm in love with your egg project and I think I have all the necessary items on hand so I'll be in the craft room tomorrow giving it a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. I had to laugh as my hubby and I are watching the tutorials today getting ready to start redoing some of our furniture with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I have been begging him for weeks.

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  4. Donna - Just beautiful and I love the paper on it. Great job- xo Diana

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  5. These are perfect and I must try them!! Thanks for the lovely inspiration, Xo, Ashley

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  6. Donna,
    I love your eggs...especially the one with printed paper!!! Gray is a new hue I'm using as I update studio One! I adore the tranquillity it brings to the space!!! Love the use of Tart Tins with the coffee filter!!! You have a way with taking the ordinary and elevating it to the exquisite!!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative talent!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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