Friday, April 5, 2019

Vintage Style Easter Eggs

It's spring!  And nothing says spring and Easter more than eggs.  Why not use up those old plastic eggs you've been storing and turn them into something updated but with a vintage style?  Follow the easy instructions below and make up a dozen or so for decorations or even Easter table favors. 
Gather up those old plastic eggs you've been storing or head to the dollar store to pick some up. 
To keep the two halves together, use up some of that washi tape you've been hoarding.  
Or if you don't have any, masking tape will also work. 
You'll also need regular Mod Podge (matte or glossy) and an old book or hymnal that you can tear pages out of.  I ripped them into strips first but ended up using half or third strips to be able to lay them with the least amount of wrinkles. 
Cover the plastic egg and backs of the paper strips with Mod Podge.  Apply strips all over the egg.  You'll probably need to go over spot or two as they dry.  Make sure no hint of the plastic egg underneath shows.  Once the entire egg was covered, I added a final coat of MP all around.  I found using my fingers was the easiest way to apply the MP. Pizza stands work perfectly for drying racks. 
Once the eggs were good and dry, I painted two and added various trims to them all. 
I thinned white chalk paint and covered the entire egg except the heading strip.
Use hot glue to hold your lace and ribbon to the egg. 
For this egg, I painted it with watered down burnt umber acrylic paint, again, avoiding the heading strip.  I added lace and tied several lengths of fuzzy yarn over it. 
I left this egg unpainted.  The lace has black and white bakers twine wrapped around it (again, use hot glue to hold it in place) and is finished off with a silver cross charm.
Three different versions of vintage style eggs.
Which is your favorite?