Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Eggless Easter Eggs

Paint is the new dye, my friends. And papier-mâché is the new egg. ::cough vegan cough::

Anyway, this was a fun project where I painted--and then glittered--some papier-mâché eggs from the craft store. It was so easy and fun! It was a little messy, but a contained mess. I felt like a kid again.

(PS: How precious is this subway art from eighteen25?! I love those girls!)
Things you'll need: papier-mâché eggs, paint, paint brush, glitter, glitter glue, glitter tray, clear spray adhesive.
First, paint the eggs and let them dry (I used acrylic paints).
Second, apply the glitter.

I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue and the Crystal Fine glitter. The Glittering Glue has its own paintbrush--like nail polish--so it's easy to apply. Paint it on, pour on the glitter, let dry. Seal with the spray adhesive.
They come out all bright and pretty--and they can be used for years!
What Easter crafts are you looking forward to?

♥ Shannon

8 comments:

  1. We're making edible nests later this week. There will be a blog. Om nom nom. Vegan- you're hilarious!

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  2. These are lovely. How adorable are you in that .gif?!

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  3. I'm so happy you like the subway art! I am loving those eggs. Maybe I can make those while the kiddos dye their eggs.
    Jamie

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  4. High praise coming from you, Jamie!

    Emily, I don't even know what you're making your nests out of, but ever since your comment I've been wanting chocolate covered pretzels.

    Thank you for commenting on my .gif, PinkLuxe--it took me forever to figure out how to make it!!

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I've really been loving pastels lately!

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  6. So cute! Where did you find the eggs?

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    1. Michael's! Hobby Lobby or Joann's might have them, too.

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