Posts Tagged ‘easter’
Did anyone else notice how hard everyone rocked it this year with craft projects for Easter? I am kind of amazed by all of the awesomeness. Which is making me wish I had the time to make all of these DIYs before Sunday. I’m pretty sure I can squeeze in at least one or two – I just have to decide which ones…
1. marbleized Easter egg DIY by Chanel Dror for Camille Styles
2. bunny garland from Fellow Fellow
3. pom pom party Easter eggs DIY by me
4. Kool-Aid dyed eggs from Lovely Indeed
5. graffiti eggs how-to by me
6. honeycomb Easter eggs from Studio DIY
9. hydrangea Easter egg garland by me for Project Wedding
11. fruity french Easter eggs from The Alison Show
And here are a handful of my recent posts on Curbly and One Charming Party…
- How To: Make a Cool Hanging Wall Planter
- Before and After: How to Organize a Junk Drawer in 5 Minutes
- How to Make a Mod iPhone Amp and Docking Station out of Wood
- Before and After: A Boring Hallway gets a Budget-Friendly Makeover
- Before and After: An Outdated Kitchen is Transformed from Top to Bottom
- Roundup: 7 Fun and Functional DIY Closet Projects
- (Original Tutorial) Googly-Eyed Eggs DIY
- (Original Tutorial) Stitched Easter Egg Tags DIY
I hope you have a great weekend and a very happy Easter.
Easter is four days away and I couldn’t resist one more DIY for those last-minute egg decorators out there. You know who you are. So here’s one last Easter project, inspired by the graphic elements of graffiti art…
Here’s what you’ll need: blown or decorative eggs (can use hard-boiled as long as you don’t eat them afterwards) / acrylic craft paint / paint brush / metallic paint pens
How to make it: Follow the instructions here from my project for Easter eggs inspired by impressionists – painting random patches of color around the entire egg. NOTE: Instead of leaving space between the patches of color, like in the Painterly Easter Eggs DIY, cover the entire egg with paint. Once dry, outline the random patches of color with a metallic paint pen, creating different shapes. Add decorative elements like polka dots or stripes in different areas. Wait for the eggs to dry.
Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
I’ve been going to town on Easter DIYs this year and I saved one of my favorites until the very end. This is a really fun project to try with kids or on your own, if you have some pom poms laying around. All you need are blown or hard-boiled eggs, pom poms and craft glue.
Similar to the process for the googly-eyed eggs I created for One Charming Party, you’ll add a couple of spots of glue at a time and then a few pom poms, and then repeat. Super easy and really quick too. The longest part is the drying time (in about an hour your poms should be pretty secure though).
NOTE: If you decide to use hard boiled eggs instead of blown ones, they are not recommended for eating afterwards, since glue is being used.
I would love to see a full-on pom pom party happen for Easter, with pom pom party hats and gifts wrapped in pom pom paper – the whole deal. Just something different for Easter. Ya know? I think it would be fun.
Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
P.S. I’m going to take tomorrow off to catch back up after a busy trip to Ventura for Craftcation (which was awesome) and will be back on Wednesday. Hope you had a great weekend.
Easter is sixteen days away and if you’re thinking about doing some egg decorating this year, I have some suggestions for you…
2. wood burned Easter eggs from Crafts Unleashed
3. thumb tack polka dot Easter eggs from Paper & Stitch
4. Easter egg crochet from LVLY
5. metallic egg drawings from Paper & Stitch
6. black and white drawn eggs from Obviously Sweet
7. painted pastel Easter eggs from Paper & Stitch
P.S. I also write for Curbly + Project Wedding (and now One Charming Party as well). Here are my posts from the week…
- Stitched Easter Gift Tags DIY
- Googly-Eyed Easter Eggs DIY
- Springtime Mini Bouquets
- How to Make a Minimal Wooden Bench in One Afternoon
- Organizing your Cabinets in Minutes
- 5 Attractive DIY Ways to Organize your Recycling
Have a great weekend!
Today, I’m channeling my inner impressionist with a painterly Easter DIY that is easy as pie. This is so much more fun than dyeing eggs…
Here’s what you’ll need: hard boiled eggs, acrylic craft paint, a paint palette, and a paint brush
To make your own brushstroke eggs: Choose a color scheme, pour out a small amount of each color, and mix paints to get the perfect colors (if you don’t want an ‘out of the tube’ color). Using a quick brushstroke, add short lines of paint (just like polka dots but in brushstroke form) over the entire egg, leaving space between the strokes to add more later. Set aside while it dries and start another egg the same way. Once the first round of paint is completely dry, add a second color of brushstrokes, wait for it to dry, and then add your third and final color.
Double the size of your brushstroke lines by painting two or three short strokes right next to each other, to make more of an abstract polka dot egg (like the eggs on the top left below).
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff from Paper & Stitch
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