Sunday, April 17, 2011

easter egg craftiness

Well you thought you'd seen the last of me for a while but no I am still sans baby and instead have spent most of the weekend making things to take my mind off still being sans baby!  I saw this decoupage egg project in the latest issue of Woman's Day magazine this week so we made them today. Well, Amelie started making them with me but sticking all the little bits of paper on the eggs proved a little tricky for her little hands so I finished the eggs while she made her own eggs on paper instead. So if you've got older children you can do this all together and if you've got younger ones you can have fun making the 3D eggs while your little ones can help rip the paper into little pieces and stick to their hearts content to make their own paper egg decorations- great projects for the school holidays which have just started here in NZ.
I got the polystyrene eggs from a shop called AJ's Emporium here in Tauranga- it's a sort of 'craft/ costume/ handyman/ random stuff' shop. They have pretty much everything you need for crafty projects- even the teeny cup hooks I used to stick into the top of the eggs to hang them on the branches.
 
I saw the fab idea for making these paper eggs from Clare's Craft Room last week too so it tied in really well with the decoupage eggs. Amelie just used the bits of paper already ripped up but stuck them on a piece of paper instead and we drew an egg shape on the back and cut it out. See Clare's tutorial here
I made some more crochet eggs too from Kate's tutorial here- they are very addictive to make!
Hope you all had a great weekend :)
Megan x

11 comments:

Vintage Kewpie said...

Hmmmm I may just have to buy this weeks Woman's Day :). AJ's emporium is a place where both me and Mr 6 can spend ages just looking :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy Easter decorating, i bet you just desperately want to meet this new baby!! None of mine wanted to come out, inductions every time. Love Posie

Meg said...

They look lovely. I need to go and find a branch or two to hang ours on.

monkeemoomoo said...

What a good idea. Your little tree looks so sweet.

Rest up, little bub must be coming soon:)

Take care xo

clare's craftroom said...

Oh what beauties I love yours !
Thanks for link to the crochet eggs too , I'm off to have a look !

Notchka said...

Cute cute cute. I wish I had time to go all out on handmade easter goodness, but will content myself will marvelling at you're loveliness. BTW Thank you for the cupcake pincushion and spotty nappy bag, they are both getting heaps of use. Miss 2 particularly loves the cupcake and screams 'Happy Birthday' when she can manage to get her little hands on it! Relax (if possible!) and have the joyful birth experience. xx

Brenda said...

What a lovely idea, I think your little display is absolutely gorgeous. I think my kids would have great time making those.

Jo said...

Gosh, your children are so lucky to have such a wonderful Mum, I need to get more organised! It's wet here today so we will be off to Spotlight and time to get a little crafty together. Thanks for the inspiration Megan. Hope all is well.

Suz said...

These are stunning! Good luck with bub!!

mon petit enfant said...

so sweet! LOve them! Would you mind me linking your post in my blog? I am crazy mad for easter things at the moment:))

Jacoline said...

Just love your easter eggs !

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