For today’s Easter craft idea, it’s on to ombre. Have you noticed the ombre trend? Ombre fashion, ombre wall art, ombre pillows, even ombre hair! Well, why not Ombre Easter Eggs? Kathleen George’s tutorial will show you how to decorate your Easter eggs in an ombre motif using tissue paper. I’ve also included a few other tissue paper Easter egg crafts as part of today’s installment in Easter Eggstravaganza Week. (I hope you’re playing along each day this week, for your chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package!)
To make an Ombre Tissue Paper Easter Egg, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg
- Rubber bands, three
- Tissue paper: light, medium and dark shades (we used shades of yellow and orange)
- Paper or silk flowers in coordinating colors (we used Recollections from Michaels)
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Optional: Ribbon for hanging, 3/8” x 8”; straight pin
- Tools needed: 1” soft paintbrush; chopstick or wooden skewer
To make an Ombre Tissue Paper Easter Egg:
1. Wrap three rubber bands around the egg, stretched end to end, and spaced evenly around the egg. The rubber bands will divide the egg into six lengthwise, equal sections. Place a small piece of tissue paper over one section and trace along the outer edges of the rubber bands. This will be your pattern piece. Cut it out and test fit it around the egg, making sure it will fully cover. If needed, adjust your pattern.
2. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the middle of the large end of the egg; this will serve as your handle.
3. Using pattern, cut two pieces from each shade of tissue paper – light, medium, and dark. Trim pattern on each side till it’s half as wide, and cut out one more piece from each shade of tissue paper. Cut small snips along the edges of each piece so they will fit more smoothly along the egg’s curves.
4. Remove rubber bands from the egg. Brush a coat of Mod Podge on one section of the egg, and add a full-size tissue paper piece, stretching from top to bottom. Gently smooth on the tissue paper from the center toward the edges, and make additional snips in the edges, if needed. Repeat, till all six, full-size sections are covered. If some pieces overlap, that’s o.k. and adds to the ombre effect.
5. For additional gradation, add the narrow pieces of tissue paper between the sections, creating additional overlapping of the colors.
6. Seal the egg with a coat of Mod Podge. Place handle in a container – glass, vase, etc., and let the egg dry.
7. Decorate with small flowers.
8. Optional: If hanging eggs, knot together the ends of an 8” length of ribbon and pin and glue knot into end of egg.
To make a Solid Color Tissue Paper Egg:
1. Repeat Steps 1 – 8 above, except you don’t need to cut out the additional half sections in Step 3.
These Bright Ribbon Eggs use patterned tissue paper and colorful ribbons, too. For the tutorial, click on the photo.
Have you noticed the ombre trend? Do you have any ombre accessories in your home? Do you think you will? Share your thoughts on ombre for your chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package. (Check out the details of our Easter Eggstravaganza to see how else you can enter to win.)
Happy ombre crafting,