Think decorating Easter eggs is a little boring, because there is not much you can do with them? Well think again. Now I know many consider Easter eggs something only children will like to decorate, but what if I could show you a way to make your eggs a little more chic. Take a look at these Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs, from Sand and Sisal. Kim created these eggs and then turned them into a centerpiece for her table. I love this project, because she was originally inspired by a tablecloth pattern. These Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs were created using Martha Stewart craft paints. This is such an elegant way to design and display your Easter eggs. To learn how to make these, click here.
Tomorrow on “The Martha Stewart Show” tune in to get prepared for Easter. They are having an egg-cellent celebration, and there will be tons of how to decorating ideas being shared. Learn how to create the project on the cover of Martha Stewart Living’s April issue. It’s pictured above, and was created using Mod Podge. Check your local listings to find out when “The Martha Stewart Show” will air in your area. You definitely will not want to miss this episode. Enjoy!
Do you know what the most popular surface is to craft on this time of year? Easter eggs. Have you noticed all the amazingly decorated eggs that people are creating? There are tons of boards on Pinterest dedicated to just Easter eggs. I have been addicted looking through all of them. Here is another Easter egg project to add to the mix. This egg tabletop trio was created using FolkArt paint. I love how unique this project is. The colors used within are perfect for spring. To learn how to create this project, click here.
Guess who made the cover of the April Martha Stewart Living issue? Plaid’s very own Mod Podge! The cover project is of these fun and vibrant Easter eggs. The ones bounded with string included Mod Podge. This is a simple project, that can give your Easter eggs a crafty and creative look. You can find this project with more details on page 54, or click here.
So fun and so so simple. Enjoy creating this Easter Eggs.
There was also another great springtime craft project that included another Plaid product, these painted clipboards. Add some color to your traditional clipboard, with Martha Stewart craft paint. This project can be found on page 124.
By: Candie Cooper – Visit Candie’s blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal
I don’t know about you, but this girl has SPRING FEVER! From spending time outdoors to crafting, I’ve got a bad case of it. There are bits of pastel colors showing up in all my craft projects including these pretty painted Easter eggs.
For one egg, you will need a light and dark color of Folk Art paint plus the same color of Extreme Glitter. For this egg, I’m using Folk Art Teal and Jamaican Sea with Aqua Extreme Glitter. You will also need a paper mache egg, hot glue, ribbon, scrapbook embellishments, paintbrush, and a spouncer (found in the stencil section of a craft store).
Base-coat the egg in the light color and leave to dry. Don’t forget my favorite hair dryer trick to dry paint super fast! Place a dot of the darker paint on a pallet (see fancy resealable bag in background). Dip the spouncer tip into the paint and blog some off on the side. It’s now ready to make polka dots on the egg.
Once the polka dots are dry, you can apply a coat of Extreme Glitter and leave to dry. A plastic water bottle cap is a perfect prop to set eggs on while they dry.
The scrapbook section of the craft store is a good place to find embellishments for the tops of eggs. You could also make your own with ribbon bows or stickers.
Hot glue a piece or ribbon or lace around the egg followed by the flower embellishment. Finally, a use for all those pretty tiny ribbon scraps, right?
Put all your eggs in one basket or hide them one by one!
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
Can you believe it’s already coming up on Easter? Wow! It’s weeks away now, and so we’ll introduce a few crafts for you since we know you’re going to want to start decorating soon (if you haven’t already!). Since today is our TGIF project, and that means it should be quick to finish in a weekeend, I present to you FolkArt Extreme Glitter Easter eggs with a pretty, coordinating basket. We have so many gorgeous colors of glitter, and the pinks and greens are perfect for spring. This project is simple and involves only painting: you don’t even have to stay inside the lines! It will brighten a room and be a great part of your Easter display. You’ll find the instructions for the basket and eggs here.