I can hardly believe it myself. I had time today to make something, take pictures, and share it with you!
These eggs are so much fun (and messy!) to make...
And, best of all, you use those plastic Easter eggs!
Other things you'll need are pages from old books, glue, glitter (optional), and ribbons. Also gather little treasures like flowers, buttons and beads.
In a bowl, dilute craft glue by 1 part water for every 2 parts glue. Tear pages of old books or sheet music or tissue paper into small bits (the smaller the bits the easier to adhere without too many creases...squares seem to work better than strips for this project).
Dip each little piece of paper in the glue mixture, using your fingers to squeegee extra glue off. Also using your fingers (see what I mean...messy!) smooth the pieces on the plastic egg. As you cover the egg, you may find that you can use the extra glue on your fingers to prepare the pieces instead of dipping them.
If you are adding glitter to your eggs, put them into a bowl of glitter and use a spoon to spread over the sides. Use the spoon to scoop out the egg and put on wax paper to dry.
Tie bits of ribbon to each egg.
Next have fun attaching bits and bobs like buttons and flowers. I used a bit of tinsel to attach the buttons, twisting it closed but you could hot glue items to the ribbon.
Here's the surprise bit...you can actually crack these eggs open (well at least tear them open) so they can be a fun way to present a surprise gift! (just be careful if you put a candy in since there's glitter on the outside.)
It would be fun to tuck in a little jewel or sentiment or cracker jack toy!
If you want to keep the egg intact when opened, just be careful when gluing the bits of paper on to not overlap the seam of the egg.
I LOVE THEM AND I WANT THEM!!! HUgs,Angelina
Ohhhh, what pretties! Will put this on my to do list. Thanks for the photos, too!
Those are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your idea.
I am heading to WalMart tommorrow and gettin' me some eggs! I love this project.
so cute! I did some larger ones with crepe paper and now I will try these too. thx for sharing!
what a cool project!!! on my to do list for sure thank you for sharing
So happy you had time to craft and share today! Your eggs turned out stunning!!
So very pretty! Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea! I feel so stupid now for taking all of my eggs to Goodwill last year. Thanks for sharing.
Perfectomondo and absolutely brilliant! Love the concept and it looks like such fun, too!
I did email you last week and was wondering if you got it, as I see from your last post that your email has been acting up. Please let me know if you need me to resend. Mucho importanto....
The eggs are gorgeous. Now, if I could just find the time. If they were on your site, I would have bought some!!
Amy these are really wonderful! I love how you frosted over the print - so clever!!! We need to chat about you 'surprise'..! Will email soon with my questions... Lovely!
I love these eggs!! So creative, and they parallel my love for reading, writing and old treasures. Thanks for sharing!
Those are amazing. I am inspired.
Those are beautiful. I think I may do that with the girls tomorrow, it looks like so much fun. Thank you for posting these, it looks like a fun project to do togetether but look grown up on display. Plus no breaking woo hoo!!!!
I love those eggs!
Wow, thanks for sharing these lovelies. They are positively gorgeous! I might just have to make some of these for this Easter. You are so creative.
Love,Love,Love these eggs.I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.
These are so pretty. What a wonderful use for all those plastic eggs.
How lovely. I made some similar with fabric, but like these so much more.
Just Beautiful! And so unique! Thank you for sharing!
I love these pretty pretty Easter eggs thanks so very much for sharing.
Love and hugs
These are such eye candy! I couldn't bear to break them... so why not put some rice or beans inside and just let them be little decorative shakers? -Jenny
this is adorable! thanks!
Thank you, thank you!! These look like a great multi-generational project for when my mom comes to visit for Easter. Yours are just beautiful!
i love them
i love them
i love them!!!
these are just too cute!
Thanks for sharing!
OH what fabulous eye candy! I think I will try to make some. :) Blessings.
Very cute idea! Love it!
Those are a great idea! I love it and I tried this with scrapbook paper and made a wreath, which I put on my blog (with a link to you, because you were my inspiration)
Thanks so much for the great idea!
Amy these are great! I can't color an egg in the traditonal way to save my life - they are eitehr ugly or just 'blah' I can't wait to try these! This is s a great project and the photos are fantastic!
The eggs are amazing!
LOVE THESE EGGS! I'M INSPIRED! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
You saved the day...thanks for the inspiration. I have lots of plastic eggs in NEED OF HOME IMPROVEMENT... Happy Easter!
so fabulous! thank you for sharing! off to rip up,glitter up and glue! you made my day! ann-marie ;)
What a great easter egg project! They are so sweet and pretty and a little mysterious and romantic too. Thanks for sharing!
I love your eggs. I made some myself. Thanks for the idea!
Ooh, they are so beautiful and easy to make -thanks for the tutorial!
Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your ideas about these eggs! I made some up today and am so happy with them. I posted some pics on my blog with a link back to you. Thanks again!
I also made some and posted some pictures on my blog with a link back to you. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for this GREAT idea....they are so pretty......I will be making some....ohmygosh they are so cute....gotta have some
they're beautiful!! I love them!
I love your blog! So fresh and unique. :)
p.s. the eggs are delish!
These eggs are gorgeous. Thank you for your instructions. I will definitely have to make some.
Love these eggs!!
I love this idea! I finally had time to make some eggs - I used maps to go in a travel themed room. Here is what you inspired me to do:
Thanks for your wonderful ideas!
So pretty, and it looks pretty easy too. Next year. hehe. Happy Easter!
I made one! i LOVE IT!
Love 'em and made some! Come and see!
Just beautiful, Thanks!
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Amy i think these eggs are absolutely beautiful. Having my bridal shower in late March, and wold love to gives these out to all the ladies that attend. Just wanted to know if you sell these items??? Can you provide me with your email address so that we can chat? Thanks Sonia
Two years later, and I just love these eggs! I made some using a map, and I'm so happy with the results. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
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