I’ve been having a blast getting the house ready for Easter in the last week – and I’m excited to show off some of the things I’ve been making!
It’s kind of nice that Easter’s so early this year – and since I usually get my Easter decorations up about a week before, I feel like I’m really ahead of the game this year lol.
So up first I have these really sweet and simple Buttons and Lace Easter Eggs!
These are so easy to do – and reallllly cheap too!
All you need are some plastic easter eggs, paint and some trims to dress them up!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Plastic Easter Eggs – these are a little large than the regular eggs – I found them at Joann’s but you can make yours any size.
- Hot Glue
- Primer (optional)
Start by Priming your eggs if you want. I think you could skip this step, but I thought the paint would stay on the plastic better if they were primed.
Now you can see my egg had some little holes. I wanted to try and make these as subtle as possible – so I added a piece of duct tape to the inside of the egg. This kept the paint from dripping all the way through.
Paint the eggs whatever color you like. You could use spray paint and they would have a nice smooth finish. I wanted mine to be a light pearly green, so I mixed mint green with Martha Stewart’s pearl.
I did about 3 coats of paint on the eggs. I kind of like the textured look that painting them by hand gives them.
To speckle the eggs, water down a contrasting color of paint just a bit. Dip a toothbrush in the paint and run your thumb across the bristles – away from you and towards the eggs.
This will speckle the eggs just a bit. I used turquoise blue and pearl paints.
Now we’re going to cover up those seams. Pick out some pretty crochet lace or trim and hot glue it around the egg, making sure to cover the seam.
Cut a long length of twine and glue it to the back of the egg with just a spot of glue. Feed the ends of the twine through a button and tie a little bow. You can add a little bit of glue to hold the blow in place.
Repeat for your other eggs. You can change up your lace a bit, or your buttons, whatever you want!
These would look so sweet in a little basket or bowl. I put mine into some big mason jars I have with some green spanish moss.
Aren’t they cute in there?
Here’s a little sneak peek of part of the dining room – I’ll be sharing how I’ll decorate my Easter table this year tomorrow!
I’ve got some antique kitchen items up on my little shelf, along with a pretty bunting I made to go with the Easter decorations this year. I think my new eggs look so sweet on the buffet with my little bunny!
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