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:
- 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!
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:
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.
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.
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.