Easter is coming and it's time to think about decorating! Jan and I worked on this in the middle of winter so I've been waiting to post it until Easter was a little closer.
If you want to get a group together to do something fun, easy, and quick - this would be it. And this is a project that will turn out great every time. To make the egg you'll need:
*paper mache eggs (size is up to you but I think ours are ostrich size!)
*an old book
*Matte Mod Podge
*flat white or gray paint (we used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)
*graphics (we used the Graphics Fairy site)
Find a good old book. Chapter titles are fun, and colored illustrations are even better.
Just tear them up into smaller pieces that will go easily over the rounded shape of the egg.
"Paint" the egg with Mod Podge, stick on the scraps and then another layer of Mod Podge.
Let them dry.
Once it was dry we took a few dry swipes of chalk paint here and there.
Then some great French Ephemera from the Graphics Fairy.
Wrap around the egg a few times with some hemp twine and tie it off.
Jan had some beautiful antique heart charms that she sacrificed for this project.
Just tie those onto the knot of the twine.
Last of all, we used a little more Mod Podge to dab a little moss here and there.
And, it's done!
Ready for Easter!