Once upon a time, I was so crafty-artsy, Martha Stewart herself envied my construction paper collection. I had two little boys who got to paint, glue, draw, sculpt and roll around in papier-mačhé every single day. But then, I woke up one day, and no one wanted to color with me anymore. No one wanted to turn egg cartons into caterpillars or make tie-dye T-shirts. I put away my craft boxes (and boxes and boxes) and gave away bags of bijou buttons, baubles and bows . . . and just sat around and ate chocolate.
But then . . . I saw these eggs. These beautiful, interesting eggs, and I knew it was time to get crafty again.
I pulled out my Mod Podge, but look at the top . . . it was hardened and caked-over from not being used. I ended up using regular white glue and watering it down ever so slightly to make a thin glue-soup. I shook out the real eggs to leave only the shells, washed them, let them dry, and found beautiful paper napkins.
After I separated the sheets to make it one thin layer, I tore it just so . . .
dabbed on a bit of sticky glue, and rolled. It’s super easy because you just tap down any stray ends that stick out, then smooth it down all around. I haven’t clear-coated them yet, but I think they would look even better if they had a little shine to them.
Ta-da! I’m a crafty sort of person again! Every year my son always asks, “Are you sure that rabbit isn’t chocolate?” I tell him the same thing, “If it were, do you think I’d just leave it sitting there?”
Such a simple little craft to get eggs that will match your decor. And isn’t that all we really want in life — eggs that match the decor?
Check out more Easter fun at my friend Linda’s blog, Coastal Charm!