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.
*Update - I've now been able to find realistic faux eggs sold in cartons, from realistic faux chickens, I guess. These work great as well.
Separate the layers of your favorite paper napkins, and take just the top pretty layer and tear the edges to fit the middle section of the egg. - Cutting the napkins makes the edge too noticeable. Patchwork smaller pieces on each end. Stick it all down with the Modpodge or diluted glue.
Ta-da! I’m a crafty sort of person again! Every year my son always asks, “Are you sure that foil wrapped rabbit isn’t chocolate?” I tell him the same thing, “If it were, do you think I’d just leave it sitting there?”
I'll spray them with a clear-coat later to give them a little shine.
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?
I know you are, but what am I?
Love them!! I’ll color with you!! ?
It’s a date! I’ll bring the crayons, you bring the paper.
I personally would love to see this gorgeous tree those girls raved about. ❤️ the eggs and like you, Leslie Anne, I also love to do crafting in my”spare time.” ?Too bad we aren’t in Fairhope anymore. I also have boxes and boxes of craft supplies, as well as, decorations for every season, event or holiday. Must be a Southern thing. ?
I think you’re exactly right.
Hmmm… I have a collection of blue and white paper goods, too — just about a drawerful in fact. I cannot resist buying them like I think they will stop making them or something. I have never done this on eggs because I don’t know how to get the egg out so I would probably just use plastic ones. You will love this, though: once I used some to decoupage a lamp when I could find one I liked that I could afford (long ago) and once I decoupaged the toilet seat in my bathroom with some more them! Top that! ?
I hate auto correct.
Agreed. Except when it’s really funny.
Well, I swannee! You take the cake and win it all, girl!
And by the way, the trick to blowing out eggs is to get one of those baby bulb nose/ear-sucky things from the drugstore and after you poke a hole in the end of the raw egg with an icepick, just give a few little squeezes, and POOF! It’s clean!
I think the eggs look like fragile art work, maybe from Italy.
It’s all a trick! Like me, they only look delicate. haha!
Those eggs are adorable. You are a crafty girl. Sometimes we just need to do something such as this. It feels good to create.
You are so right! God is the creator and He made us in his image. No wonder we love to make things!
… also have a love of blue and white… my first tea set was blue willow and my dolls just adored it !…so of course… your blue and white eggs are absolutely classic !
Oooo! Compliments from my favorite artist! Thanks, Gigi!
Leslie Anne, I am most impressed with your crafting. You made it sound so simple, but the blue/white eggs are really pretty!
Um . . . it really is simple. I don’t think I could handle anything complicated these days! Just think, you can do eggs that will match all of your dishes!
I love blue and white and your eggs are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial and I love the napkins were such a a bargain! Happy Easter Leslie Anne……..
Always happy to get a bargain! I tried to remember where I found them, and I think it was at Tuesday Morning.
They look like marble! So cool!! I recently re-discovered decoupage and it’s so much fun, I’ve got another project in the works! You go Martha!
I don’t know what it is about decoupage that’s so satisfying, but it’s kind of soothing. I remember covering cigar boxes when I was a little girl to make a customized pencil box at school. Very chic.
Oh my goodness, these are so pretty! Probably too late for me to do this week but I’m going to be searching for Blue Willow paper napkins now.
Leslie Anne, your book came–well, your travel guide came, but I showed my husband my friend’s “book!” We’re both enjoying reading it and it will sit right beside my stack of Garden & Gun mags. Well done, girl! I’m dreaming of a future trip all because of your enticing words.
How exciting for me that you ordered the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach book! I hope you love it, love reading it, and love planning a trip to the beach soon!