A tisket, a tasket, put these pretty eggs in your Easter basket. Designer Kathleen George decorated these DIY Easter eggs with pastel tissue paper and ribbons. If you prefer your Easter decorations in a brighter palette, check out the Bright Paper & Ribbon Eggs, too. This week, follow all of the creative ideas for decorating Easter eggs for your chance to win a most eggscellent prize package.
To make Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs, you will need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg
- Rubber bands, three
- Ribbons per egg: one yd. of one color, two yds. of second color; ¼” – 5/16” wide
- Tissue paper
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Brush; wooden skewers; small scissors; pencil; craft pins
To make Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs:
1. For each egg, cut out six pieces of colored tissue paper using the pattern provided.
2. Insert a skewer into the top of the egg to use as a handle. Mark the center bottom of the egg with a pencil.
3. Stretch rubber bands around the egg, top to bottom, and evenly spaced. With a pencil point, mark each section in the middle of the egg (each section will be about 1-3/4” apart).
4. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on one section, top to bottom. Place a tissue paper section onto the surface, and smooth down with a soft dry brush or your fingertips. Use small scissors to make little snips along the edges so that the tissue will lie flat against the egg.
5. Continue covering the egg one section at a time. The sections will slightly overlap. When completely covered, let egg dry.
6. Seal egg with Mod Podge, and let dry. When dry, gently twist and remove the skewer.
7. Cut the 1 yd. of ribbon into three, 12” pieces. Position the first length of ribbon over the section lines and wrap it around the egg, starting and ending at the bottom. Place a dab of glue in the skewer hole and using the skewer, tuck the ribbon ends into the hole. Use craft pins to hold in place, if needed, while glue dries. Repeat with two other 12” lengths.
8. Cut the 2 yds. of ribbon into six, 12” pieces. Wrap the second ribbon around the egg on each side of the first ribbons. Glue the ends into the skewer hole also.
9. Tie a small ribbon bow and glue and pin to the top, if desired.
Have you entered the Easter Eggstravaganza giveaway? Here’s how: leave a comment every day from March 2 – March 10, midnight. Each comment is one more entry in the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, March 12.
And what do you win? The most eggcellent prize package includes:
- One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- The winter issue of Stitch Craft Create
- Two chocolate bunnies
See you tomorrow (and here’s sneak peek of tomorrow’s egg).
Happy Easter egg crafting!