Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Decorate Easter eggs with paint chip flowers (& 3 more paper Easter egg crafts)

Have you noticed the growing popularity of paint chip crafts? Designer Patty Schaffer paired paint chips with a flower punch to make a pretty Paint Chip Flower Easter Egg. (Patty is also the designer of the famous “Welcome Spring” yarn wreath.) If you love paper crafts, be sure to page down to see three more ideas for decorating Easter eggs with paper.

It’s all part of Easter Eggstravaganza Week here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. At the end of the week, I’m also giving away the Most Eggsellent Prize Package, which includes:

Craft giveaway

You could win this pretty, springtime flower arrangement designed by Diane Flowers.

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • A beautiful springtime centerpiece
  • Craft apron
  • Starbucks VIA coffee packets (this is Crafts ‘n Coffee, after all!)

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment each day during Easter Eggstravaganza Week. Each comment you leave is one more chance to win!

For additional entries, “Like” us on Facebook. Or if you’re already one of our Facebook fans, share your Easter craft photos on our Facebook page. Each new Facebook “Like” and each new Easter craft photo shared on our Facebook page will count as additional entries.

The contest ends on Sunday, April 1, at midnight, and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, April 3.

And now, let’s make a Paint Chip Flower Easter Egg!

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Punched Paint Chip Flower Easter Egg designed by Patty Schaffer.

To make Paint Chip Flower Easter Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg, or size of your choice
  • Paint chips in five coordinating colors
  • Patterned paper, two sheets of the same design, to coordinate with paint chips
  • Buttons, 50 – 75 small, in coordinating colors
  • Tools needed: Small flower punch; straight pins with pearl heads

To make Paint Chip Flower Easter Eggs:

paint chip crafts1. Punch out flowers from paint chips and patterned paper. Keep the different colors and patterns separated.

2. Layer flowers together: patterned paper on the bottom, paint chip flower in the middle, and a button on top. Occasionally reverse the layers so that the paint chip flower is on the bottom and the patterned flower in the middle.

3. Insert pearl head pin through button hole and two layers of paper flowers. Slightly rotate flowers so both layers of petals are visible.

4. Pin flowers to the egg, overlapping the flowers to cover any gaps.

Paper flowers also top the colorful Paper Blossom Eggs, and you’ll find the tutorial on StyrofoamCrafts.com. You can use your paper punches, cut out the flowers freehand, or use purchased flowers.

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Paper Blossom Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

Have you ever done paper quilling? Paper quilling is simply rolling and shaping thin strips of paper. It was popular back in the 1970s and it’s enjoying a resurgence right now. Here are two inspirations for you: Rainbow Quilled Egg and Quilled Floral Bouquet Egg.

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Rainbow Quilled Egg by Annabelle Keller.

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Quilled Floral Bouquet Egg by Annabelle Keller.

I’m curious to know if you’re a paper crafter, or do you knit, sew, paint, or . . .?? Please share and tell me more about your creative hobbies.

Happy crafting!


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27 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Decorate Easter eggs with paint chip flowers (& 3 more paper Easter egg crafts)

  1. Peach Lee says:

    Me and paint chip samples art go back a long ways…as does Formica Chip & bottle cap art. I will definitely be trying this egg. I especially like the Quilled Crown Egg. I have never tried Quilling, but I do find it highly appealing! I enjoy most arts & crafts. I am a Mixed Media Artist who loves decorative painting, paper crafting, Altered Art, Mini Albums, Beading/Jewelry, Year-round Christmas & Ornament Projects, Recycled Hocus-Pocus, Wooden Wonders & Wood Burning, Fab Folded Cards & Action Cards, Tin Can Ally (altered type metal art), Banners/Garlands/Wreaths, Ceramics, Small Dolls, & Quilts. I would like to learn Crochet someday, but never learned to read Egyptian Hieroglyphics! BooHoo! Cross Stitch and Latch Hook Rugs are not for me since they take much too long to complete.,,especially Latch Hook!
    Have a peaceful day!

    • Peach Lee says:

      P.S. As for paper crafting, I do love the longevity of framed projects, wall hangings, or canvas collages.

  2. Donna O'Neil says:

    I am trying to be a paper crafter. It isn’t really working. I love making wreaths, I know how to knit and I love cooking.

  3. Sar Tann says:

    These are lovely as well. I like the last one especially. I think it would look so nice on my entry way table to greet people. I think come Halloween I’m going to try a couple of these techniques as well. I just love the stuff you guys come up with.)

  4. Melle Eldridge says:

    I started out a acrapbooker many moons ago. That moved me into wanted to make scrapbook-y items I could use around the house; deep picture frames filled with pictures and memorabilia of special people and events.

    I’ve recently gotten into sewing. Which to blogs featuring all things crafty! My skills aren’t always top notch,but I’m learning! And with a limited income and a 1895 farmhouse midway through DIY renovations,I’m thankful for al the lessons in making our house a home as we go while not falling prey to retail pricing!

  5. I guess you could call me a glue gun crafter!

  6. Birgit says:

    Hmm, everyone who has visited my blog at one point or another can guess that I really like colorful things. Naturally, those eggs appeal a lot to me — they look happy! 🙂 (Not that I didn’t like the elegant eggs from the previous post, too.)

  7. ColleenB. says:

    Oh, them paint chip eggs are really something egg-stra special.
    I don’t do quilling but I sure do like that Quilled Floral Bouquet Egg by Annabelle Keller.
    I just may need to make an egg for each my 8 grandchildren and put their name on as well.
    Wonderful inspiration. Thank U

  8. Jennifer H says:

    I’m a “sewer”…..but sometimes I like paper crafts, I’m just not very good at it! 🙂
    But, I think I can do this craft….those eggs look so easy to make!!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Jennifer, We’ll have different kinds of crafty eggs all week long, so be sure to stop in again. We’ll have eggs made with yarn, ribbon, and more. Sharon

  9. Geri Johnson says:

    I love these! I didn’t know the 1st egg was covered with paint chips – so pretty!

  10. ambjer s. says:

    these eggs are pretty!

    i’m a multi-crafter! although i am primarily a knitter, i also crochet and am learning to sew. and would also like to learn quilting!

  11. Sandra Stephens says:

    These egg decorations are amazing. Have you been a crafting for a long time?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for stopping in! I have been crafting a long time, but I get a lot of help with the designs you see here. I have a wonderful & very talented team of crafty ladies who create many of these beautiful designs. So glad you’re inspired! Sharon

  12. Lisa M says:

    Gads, those are so neat. I love the added quilling. One of my favorites.
    The paint chips are so neat too.
    Great inspirations.

  13. Mary Lou says:

    Lets see….I sew, make cards, knit, cross stitch, write short stories(u did say creative pursuits, right? have written quite a few craft themed ones) wood crafts, draw, repurpose crafts( a big favourite). There may be more, just can’t think of them right now

  14. I am definitely a papercrafter that uses lots of glitter 😉 I also like to do DIY projects projects for the home.
    These eggs are just adorable and my favorite is the quilled floral bouquet 😉

  15. Denise Royal says:

    I am so going to have to try some of these. Very cool.

  16. Hélène says:

    Merci c’est trop beau

  17. annehaun says:

    These are great ideas – thanks for sharing with us.

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