Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Egg Embellishments

There are so many "egg"ceptional ideas in bloggyville-
The Easter crafts have been so creative-
I bought a cheap bag of plastic eggs with no ideas-
Puffy paint came to mind on a stroll through JoAnn's-
Lots of dots and stripes-
so far, this is what it looks like-
Next, the spray paint all over the eggs and puff paint
Trying to eliminate the pastels-
going with a tone on tone look!

A styrofoam ball became the base and I started to glue


So far, so good!
Now, to fill in the empty spots
 where the ugly syrofoam peaks through-
instead of the usual filler I use-
I spyed some shredded paper used in gift baskets and bags
It was cream colored so it coordinated well with the eggs!
Here is the final product-

I love it-
The monochromatic coloration is exactly what I was looking for-lol
sounds like I'm creating a richly enveloped room
with the same colors but different textures-haha
It's plastic eggs-people!!!!!!!!

So...
What do you think? 
Was it worth the # of steps?
My only problem was the spray paint-
I didn't use my old standby Krylon or even Rustoleum
I used Design Master Vanilla-only for the perfect cream color
but it's mainly used for dry florals- silly me-
what was I thinking (the problem-I wasn't thinking!!)
It had a hard time staying on the plastic eggs-
Krylon, for plastic, in white,
 would have made it much simpler therefore, quicker!

Well, take care
Gotta fly- Claire

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25 comments:

  1. I love it! looks amazing! I was just thinking of decoupaging some pretty paper to my plastic easter eggs but I love the look of these:) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Draga moja ovo je baš lijepo,prekrasan stolni aražman za Uskrs.

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  3. Claire, What a fun idea. I once used a Martha Stuart idea, and made these beautiful Easter eggs. I staged them with cute props and took some fun photos. After the holiday and eggs were long gone. I finally finished the roll of film and had it processed. When I picked up the photos I had forgotten that I had put black and white film in the camera, so my beautiful bright eggs came out to be a mixture of gray, as did the rest of my Easter pictures. Thank God for digital.

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  4. GREAT idea!! I love the textured detail, but simplicity of one color! Great job!!

    :D Lynda

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  5. That looks great, and beautiful too. What a great idea. I am following you through the hop. http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
    www.reneeahand.com
    Thanks
    Renee

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  6. What a great idea Claire! "Do I have the time to make one before Easter?" Hmm? I am now your newest follower. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be up to next.

    Blessings from The OC,
    Irma

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  7. very cute! glad i found a fellow creative mind on this weekend's hop :)
    www.dr-momma.blogspot.com

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  8. I love it. It looks great and seems simple enough to make!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Following you now :)
    Hope you can stop by too http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've seen the eggs but what you did takes it to a whole other level! What a pretty arrangement! I'm doing a monochromatic look in my living/dining room so I need to bookmark this for next year! Thanks!

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  10. THIS is gorgeous!!! Simply beautiful :) I will definitely have to try this out!

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  11. So pretty! Totally worth it! And I love the early step with the colorful eggs n' puff paint, too.

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  12. I love all the cute dots...a very neat texture. :) I think your project turned out very cute!

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll stop Serenity Now again soon. :)

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  13. How cute that is! Love the texture that the puffy dots, etc. add to the eggs. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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  14. Oh that looks fantastic! Just that bit 'different' too which makes it all the more appealing!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. How adorable!!!! A very creative idea! :)

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  16. Adorable!

    Thanks for linking up to Smile With Me Saturday!

    http://alittlenosh.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Claire - Love the designs you have added to the eggs - very cute! I have featured these today. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  18. The eggs are textured and so oh pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  19. Good idea and neat results. Enjoyed the humor too! I'm here by way of Brambleberry's Time Travel Thurs. Thanks, Jenn

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  20. That is a really cute project. It turned out great. Thanks for linking it up and would you please put a link back to the HSH party in this post. And, have a lovely Easter!
    Sherry

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  21. Super cool and cute! I love it.

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  22. Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  23. Claire, I love this idea...so creative! Thanks for joining my Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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