Easter egg decorations – part 1

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Over a month ago I bough a pack of polystyrene eggs, (the same size as normal eggs) to make some Easter decorations. For days I was searching my head for ideas- pinterest and everywhere else for inspiration but couldn’t come up with anything that I really liked… And finally on Friday morning – a week before Easter- I got it. Keep it simple- use PVA and water mixture and pieces of tissue paper. Then I spent over an hour trying to locate polystyrene eggs, searching every craft box and every cupboard- they just VANISHED. How very annoying! Even more so that I already told my boys we could make an Easter egg craft together.

After a quick-ish trip to the craft store we came back with tiny polystyrene eggs-because that was all they had a week before Easter! Huh. Still. Nothing is a problem. At least we had something to decorate:)

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This is what we did:

We picked the colours of tissue paper we wanted to use (light blue, yellow and bright green) and cut them into pieces.

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(we hoped that some of the hearts would show through as a pattern- on finished eggs…and in places they are clear but next time I would use plain tissue paper)

In a jar I mixed some PVA glue with tap water in 1:1 ratio – stirring well to combine. Then we used cheap paint brushes to apply glue mixture onto polystyrene egg and covered with pieces of tissue paper.

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Coating generously with glue mixture we covered each egg with two-three layers of tissue paper. Making sure the last layer was also covered in glue (the glue mixture turns clear when dry).

We finished of with a piece of ribbon and a pin.

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So far we only have blue eggs, but hopefully in the next two days we will be able to add yellow and green eggs and decorate our house.

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2 thoughts on “Easter egg decorations – part 1

    1. Poppy Field Creations Post author

      I still haven’t found them! It’s so weird I even though that maybe I haven’t really bought them. I’m sure they will turn up just after Easter ;P (which will make me very prepared for Easter 2016 :) )

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