Like most crafters I have a bucket list of things I would love to try. Item 634 is blowing out eggs and decorating the shells for Easter. Just kidding! I don't list the projects that I want to try anymore. I lost count years ago. Now, I just create when inspiration strikes. It makes life much easier. :)
I have to say the eggs were much easier to blow out than I thought they would be. I used combination of a couple of tutorials I found online. There are a million of them. Trust me, I am sure you can find one that incorporates things you already have on hand.
When I started my quest to blow out eggs and decorate them I wasn't quite sure the direction I wanted to go in till I came across this tutorial from Martha. If she could do it with napkins, surely I could do it with tissue paper, right?
So, I tempted fate again and ran tissue paper, (taped to copy paper), through the ink jet printer and printed out some names and some coordinating flowers. Then I cut out the images, removing as much as the excess tissue paper as I could.
I used Mod Podge to adhere the tissue to the egg, let it dry, and then gave it an extra coat for good measure.
Which was awwwe-some!
This was my first time using Mod Podge and now I am totally hooked. Not only am I dreaming of what else I can stick to an egg using this stuff, I am dreaming about all the different things that can be done with it. Did you know there is even entire blogs devoted to this stuff? My favorite would have to be Mod Podge Rocks!
I let them dry in between coats by using a bamboo skewer and standing them up in a cup.
Now, of course, since my mind is always wondering I think I would like to make these for my entire family and use them as place settings for Easter dinner. Good thing I am not hosting this year. I would need more time to complete that project and besides my kids are sick of eating scrambled eggs for dinner. :)