I love decorating for the holidays, which for me usual means just Halloween and Christmas, but MAN do I go all out! Why don't I do this more often?? It just never occurred to me that I could decorate for Easter . . . er . . . spring in an "adult" (i.e. no big fuzzy bunnies) kind of way.
I decided I was going to decoupage some plastic Easter eggs (eggs are springy, right? Goes with the whole renewal of life thing, right? Right?)
Here's how to get started:
I started with some plastic eggs (small and large), small scraps of pretty paper, and some mod podge.
First, I glued the 2 halves of the eggs together so they wouldn't come apart while I was working with them. Trust me! DON'T skip this step!
Then I started playing around with gluing techniques (since I've never really decoupaged before). Here's what I found worked best. I brushed some glue onto the egg. But before I stuck on the paper, I soaked the strip in a glue/water mixture to help loosen up the paper so it would mold better to the egg.
I decoupaged half the egg, then set it aside to dry.
Once that half was dry, I repeated the process with the other side.
When completely dry, I coated the eggs with a couple layers of mod podge (on half at a time, like before).
Do you see why this project took so long? I spent all my time waiting for stuff to dry! :op
But it was worth it! I really like how pretty they turned out. When they were all done, I threw them in a trifle dish with some natural dried grass and WAH LA! Instant Easter . . . I mean SPRING decoration!
How do you decorate for spring?