Easter Eggstravaganza: Vintage, glittered eggs have peek-a-boo paper scenes

It’s Day #8 in the Easter Eggstravaganza, a week that’s had Easter eggs decorated in so many creative ways, from mosaics to tie-dye. I feel sort of like a mom for this brood, and I really can’t pick a favorite. They’ve all been fun, and today’s Glittered Peek-a-Boo Eggs are no exception. How can you not love these sweet, vintage style eggs with the old fashion images of chicks and bunnies?

how to make glittered Easter Eggs

Glittered Peek-a-Boo Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

To make Glittered, Peek-a-Boo Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3-1/2” x 4” eggs
  • Vintage images*
  • Small, paper flowers
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Paper adhesive
  • Ric-rac
  • Ultra-fine glitter
  • Seam binding tape or ribbon
  • Cream cardstock, 8-1/2” x 11”
  • Corsage pins
  • Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush; pencil; wood skewers; newspaper or shallow box lid

*There are many online sources for vintage images, and you might also find them in the paper aisle at your local craft store, or even on greeting cards. Rebekah used images from the Vintage Workshop.

Ideas for making vintage Easter eggs

Sweet!

To make Glittered, Peek-a-Boo Eggs:

1. If using images from online or on a CD, size them to fit the front of the egg and print out on cream cardstock; cut out in an oval or circular shape. If using purchased images that are already printed, cut out in an oval or circular shape.

Easter egg decorating ideas

Embellish with paper flowers and ribbon.

2. Place image onto front of egg and trace around it with a sharp pencil.

3. Using pencil eraser and fingers, gently flatten and compress the front of the egg, creating a recessed area for the image.

4. Insert wood skewer into the foam egg to use as a handle.

5. Brush Mod Podge onto egg, except for the flat front. Working over newspaper or a shallow box lid, sprinkle with glitter and shake off excess. Let dry.

6. Glue image to the flat front. Glue ric-rac around the image; if needed, pin in place till glue dries. Or, frame the image with small paper flowers, pinning them on with corsage pins.

7. Layer together two pieces of seam binding or ribbon and tie into a bow. Fold in half a 6” length of seam binding or ribbon for a hanger. Pin bow and hanger to the top of the egg with a corsage pin.

8. Optional: Pin on additional flowers.

Tomorrow will wrap up this year’s Easter Eggstravanganza. Have you been following along?  Do you have any favorite eggs? Remember, every day you leave a comment during the Easter Eggstravaganza is one more entry for the giveaway. Here’s what you might win:

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • The winter issue of Stitch Craft Create
  • Two solid chocolate bunnies (milk and dark)
win the Easter Eggstravaganza!

You might win the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create; one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; and TWO chocolate bunnies — one milk chocolate and one dark chocolate.

Good luck!

Happy Easter egg crafting!

Sharon

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23 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Vintage, glittered eggs have peek-a-boo paper scenes

  1. Sara Tanner says:

    These glittered eggs are awesome. So pretty and vintage looking, love them. :)

  2. sidneychoat says:

    I just love these vintage looking eggs! There are 8 little ones I want to make Easter baskets for this year. I better get busy!

  3. Diane Whitmarshby says:

    These are so pretty. They remind me of fancy egg decorations I would see in the store when I was a kid. Would love to win the Easter basket to make more eggs.

  4. CraftyB says:

    I’ve always loved peek-a-boo eggs and these are wonderful!

  5. Angie Dyer says:

    They remind me of special eggs from years ago when I was a child. So pretty!

  6. JuneA** says:

    I really like these-reminds me of the diorama eggs made of sugar & piped icing!!

  7. Debbie Kaste says:

    These are my favorites of all the eggs featured. Just outstanding. Thanks for the tutorial. Have to try these for sure!

  8. janet brown says:

    I just love these eggs. I going to work on a dozen to give to my one stroke painting class, and the remaining to my stampin up card making class. I also love the chocolate eggs but these are my favorites. Great work.

  9. Jane says:

    Sharon,
    These eggs are beautiful and sound really easy to make. Each one having their own beautiful look with a different vintage or a special picture using a greeeting card.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Jane, and I’m glad you like today’s eggs. You could absolutely substitute an image from a greeting card. In fact, why not change the glitter to red and green and use images from Christmas cards? These would make very pretty ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration! Sharon

  10. Nancy P. says:

    These are really beautiful, but I’m a little lost. It looks like the eggs are covered with felt, but the directions don’t mention a covering except for glitter. Is this correct? Cover the styrofoam egg with glitter and nothing else? I have two new neices and think their pictures would be a cute addition to the set for each family. Thanks again.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Nancy, I love your idea to use your nieces’ photos for these eggs. The eggs are covered in glitter (attached with the Mod Podge) and that’s it — no felt. Happy crafting, and I hope you’ll share photos of your eggs. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  11. Jody says:

    I am fond of the glittered egg as I remember them when I was a girl made out of sugar.

  12. Donna O'Neil says:

    Those are super cute!

  13. el rueb says:

    I love these vintage style eggs.

  14. LisaM says:

    These are so adorable. Reminds me of the eggs mom used to put out during the Easter Holiday. :)

  15. simplyseashell says:

    This is so cute! Who doesn’t love a little Easter sparkle?! And the pictures are adorable – love them!!

  16. annehaun says:

    These eggs are wonderful – love the vintage feel they give!

  17. Sharon says:

    This one is delightful. Reminds me of days long gone. All the eggs over this special time are wonderful and I hope to make as many as I can as soon as I get off the sick bed. Thanks for sharing these beautiful eggs.

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