Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY a Vintage, Tissue Tape Egg

It’s time for an annual tradition on Crafts ‘n Coffee – the Easter Eggstravaganza! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing fun and crafty ways to decorate eggs of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. There’s another tradition that’s part of the Eggstravaganza, too – the Most Eggscellent Prize Package. More on that later, because first I want to introduce you to today’s beautiful, Vintage, Tissue Tape Eggs. (If you like this look, you might want to check out yesterday’s Vintage Book Page Wreath, too.)

Gorgeous eggs made with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. Part of the crafty Eggstravaganza on CraftsnCoffee.

Vintage, Tissue Tape Eggs by Kathleen George

These vintage-style eggs look like they’re crafted with book pages and sheet music, but they’re simply wrapped in Tim Holtz® Tissue Tape. This sheer, patterned tape is stronger than it looks, and you’ll find it easy to use, too. Kathleen George created these eggs with the Symphony patterns, and if you can’t find it in your stores, it is widely available online. Kathleen shares several ways to make the flowers, too, and paper punches are optional.

To make Vintage, Tissue Tape Eggs, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Tissue Tape – Symphony patterns
  • Cardstock in cream
  • Punches: Large flower and ¼” circle*
  • Pearl head pins
  • Straight pins
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer; sponge brush; ruler

*Note: You can also draw a flower pattern on cardboard, and use this instead of a paper punch.

Sweet, fringed flowers. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

These sweet, fringed flowers are made with scissors, not punches.

To make Vintage, Tissue Tape Eggs:

1. Pin one end of the tape to the wide end of the egg, and wrap the tape around the egg, top to bottom. Continue wrapping the egg, slightly overlapping each layer, till the egg is covered. If needed, make tiny cuts in the edge of the tape to help it lie smooth.

2. Insert the wood skewer into the wide end of the egg. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge, and let dry.

3. Make the flowers:

Paper punch flowers: Cover a small piece of cardstock with tissue tape, and smooth tape with fingers, making sure it’s secure. Punch flowers and centers from cream cardstock and taped cardstock, and mix and match layers to create flowers. (Note: If you don’t have a paper punch, draw a flower pattern on cardboard, and use this to create your flowers.) Glue layers together, insert a pearl head pin through the middle, and pin onto the egg.

Mix and match cardstock and tissue tape to make these pretty flowers. Tutorial shows how to make the flowers and decorate Styrofoam eggs.  CraftsnCoffee.com

Use the punched out flowers “as is” or cut apart the petals, slightly curl them, and then reassemble to make a daisy.

Daisy flowers: Punch out a flower and cut apart the petals. Slightly curl each petal by rolling the petal over the wooden skewer. Overlap the petals and glue the flower back together. Punch out a ¼” hole for the center, and insert a pearl head pin through the center and the flower. Pin to the egg.

Fringed flowers:

Make these easy, fringed flowers and pin them onto STYROFOAM eggs. So pretty! CraftsnCoffee.comof

A pearl head pin goes through the center.

  • Small fringed flowers are made with a ½” x 1-1/2” paper strip, and the large fringed flowers are made with a 1” x 1-1/2” paper strip.
  • Cut fringe along one 1-1/2” edge.
  • Roll the uncut edge tightly around a wooden skewer.  Secure the end with a dot of glue and hold firmly until it is set.  Slide the roll off the skewer. Separate the fringe.
  • Insert the blunt end of the wood skewer into the egg, making a small indentation. Place a dot of glue into the indentation, and insert the flower into the hole. Fluff the fringe to make a flower shape.
  • Insert a pearl head pin into the hole in the center.

4. Cut out leaves, and curl them with the skewer. Arrange around the flowers and glue in place.

Tim Holtz’s tissue tape comes in other patterns, too, so shop around and find your favorite.

Sweet! Win these goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee! (Basket not included.) CraftsnCoffee.com.If it’s time for the Eggstravaganza, then it’s time for the Most Eggscellent Prize Package, too. This year, the giveaway is packed with crafts (of course), coffee, and candy:

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • A $25 gift card to your favorite craft store (choose from Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby)
  • A craft apron
  • Starbuck’s Via Coffee
  • Easter candy – of course!

(Note: The winner receives what’s in the basket, but not the basket itself.)

To enter, just follow along and leave a comment each day. The more comments you leave, the more entries you have.  I’ll announce a winner on Thursday, April 3. (I love giveaways, don’t you?)

I’ll see you Monday with the next installment in the Easter Eggstravaganza.The annual Easter Eggstravaganza on CraftsnCoffee.com! So many pretty ways to decorate eggs for Easter, plus a Most Eggscellent giveaway!Happy Easter Egg Crafting.


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66 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY a Vintage, Tissue Tape Egg

  1. Deb Kaste says:

    The tissue tape eggs are an excellent idea. Just Love them! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win your give away.

  2. Pam says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the package of goodies. Love your ideas, very inspirational.

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  4. Paula Collins says:

    Sharon you have saved the best eggs for last! I worked for a supermarket chain for 30 years. One of the many jobs I did was cake decoration. I would have never thought of this one. This is a must do for me!

  5. Janet Cobb says:

    Love the tissue tape eggs, actually all of the eggs! Eggs with flowers…who would have thought they could be so pretty!

  6. Love the button eggs! I also have tons of buttons I’ve saved-might have to use some for these! Thanks!

    • Sharon says:

      I know it’s hard to break into your stash, but this egg is such a pretty way to display your collection. Why not put them on display instead of keeping them in a box. Happy crafting! Sharon

  7. sidneychoat says:

    I love the button covered egg! I am a button freak. it takes so many buttons to make this egg. I keep saying if I use my buttons up I wont have any so I never do anything with them. Inveterate button hoarder! That’s me.

    • Sharon says:

      I know, I get it! You save it for the perfect project, and who can say which one that is. But, remember there will always be more buttons. Happy crafting. Sharon

  8. Mandy L. says:

    I love the animal print eggs! Very cool! Very cool giveaway too!!!

  9. CraftyB says:

    I love those the fringed flowers. Nice touch to a fun vintage look!

  10. Sheila Burkett says:

    Thanks for the ideas..I’ve been looking for something easy to do for my special education class.

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you class enjoys making these eggs. You could also use washi tape, or a store brand of patterned tape, if you’re looking for more color. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  11. LisaM6 says:

    Now I am wishing I hadn’t tossed that book. 😦 I could have used it even though I spilled some tea on it. Would have given it a wintage look. lol Love these.

  12. Paula Collins says:

    I have 29 rubber stamps with eggs on them. Would love to do some 3d stuff with eggs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Jeanette Smith says:

    So many creatively made Easter eggs. I want to try to make at least one of each of them. Thanks for your easy to understand craft instructions too.

  14. sidneychoat says:

    Me want package!

  15. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Cute idea, would be a fun craft to do with my kids!

  16. dani says:

    I ADORE the flowers! What a beautiful way to decorate eggs!

  17. Your eggs are so pretty and I love that you’ll be able to use them year after year.

  18. I have never worked with styrofoam, so this would be a very fun project to do & I love all the goodies inside!

  19. Pam Tharp says:

    I would like to win so I can try the egg craft,

  20. Angie Dyer says:

    Counting down until Easter! The other good thing about the above Easter eggs – they are not only cute, but are calorie-free!

  21. Susan Samuel says:

    Love this time of the year. What with lambs in the fields and the sun in the sky. I love decorating the house with eggs for Easter.

  22. spx823 says:

    Love the Eggs!! such creativity!!

  23. Michele says:

    I love those tissue tape eggs….they are so adorable! I was wondering if you could put a wash of watercolor on them in pastel colors….just a thought!

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, great idea! I have a pastel vision of these in my mind now. I wonder if the paint would adhere to the tissue tape — has anyone tried this technique? If so, let us know. Thank you. Sharon

  24. Betty Nelson says:

    :ove those tissue tape eggs! I love your blog…keep it up with cool ideas!!!!

  25. Peggy Morris says:

    Would love to win the prize basket! And, love the egg ideas!

  26. Sar Tann says:

    I have some of Tim’s tissue tape and an unmentionable number of his dies. lol I never thought about using them to decorate an egg before, cute idea. 🙂

  27. Angie Dyer says:

    Easter and Spring go hand in hand! Rebirth, renewal, and new life all come to mind. I think the Eggstravaganza is delightful. I enjoy creating crafts with items that I have on hand in my craft box. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for stopping in today, Angie. By the time the Eggstravaganza is over next week, I hope you’ll find several crafts you can make with what yo have on hand. I have lots of different ideas planned. Happy spring! Sharon

  28. Nancy D says:

    Love those eggs! Tims products are another favorite of mine. I’m also loving those fringed flowers! The goodie basket is pretty special too 🙂

  29. III have a table in the living room that I decorate for the seasons and holidays. I could really use some easter decorations. I don’t have too many right now. This basket would work great!

  30. studiorose says:

    Oh, super fun! I’ve been a Tim Holtz fan since I took a class from him way back in 2005, and I just love his products. What a fun way to use the tissue tape!

  31. Debbie Kaste says:

    Absolutely LOVE the eggs. The vintage look is my favorite. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway:) Happy Spring!!!!

  32. simplyseashell says:

    So pretty! Love the music egg!

  33. rfnancy says:

    I Loved the Wreath you made and I Love these little Eggs even more! Thanks for sharing these great instructions!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and I’m so happy you stopped in. I have to give credit where credit is due — the wonderful designer Kathleen George made these, and not me. Sharon

  34. Diane Whitmarshby says:

    Cute idea. I’ve not heard of tissue tape, so I’ll look for it. I love to craft Easter eggs.

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve seen it in the chains (Jo-Ann’s & Michaels), so I hope you can find it. I also included a link above to purchase it online. Good luck and happy crafting. Sharon

  35. Lorrie Koenig says:

    A very creative use of the tissue tape. I loved the samples. Thanks for the fun giveaway too!

  36. Sidney says:

    I just love Easter and would love to have this package. I love doing easter projects with lil ones and this year there are several kiddies I can get to help me. I always feel like I need little ones as an excuse to dye eggs etc.

  37. Joy Holloway says:

    Really cute egg ideas. Plan to try most of them.

  38. These eggs are just amazing!!! I have to go back to the beginning of this and see what other lovely creations are here to inspire me!! TFS!

  39. Katiria says:

    WOW Susan this is a great giveaway!
    I’d love to tackle that chocolate bunny while crafting some beautiful eggs.
    Have a great weekend!

  40. Carla says:

    I love the flowers on the eggs! I would have never thought to do that! What a great idea!

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