Eggs are finished, branches found and the living room is ready for Easter. Honestly, I expected this to be a “mummy do it” craft, but the boys loved every step of it! Especially arranging eggs on the branches :)
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:)
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.
(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.
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.
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.
New Year has begun…quite a while ago…and I felt like the first post of the year should bear some deeper significance, either being about something super healthy or about new year resolutions…or something along these lines. I put my personal expectations of this first post so high that many times I considered not to carry on blogging, because I couldn’t find enough time to come up with anything significant.
So I decided that my expectations of myself will not be joining me in writing this blog and just wanted to take an opportunity of a quick break in my day with sleeping Noah in my arms – and say Happy New Year and hope you all are doing well with your New Year resolutions and are on a good way to better You :).
I think it’s the first creative thing I’ve done this year… I can’t draw very well (as you may tell), but I do enjoy doodling.
I am trying to write a Christmas craft tutorial…and do million other- daily living- things and it’s going very slowly. So in the mean time I thought I’d share these Christmas trees I made for window decorations at my church.
The one on the left I made using paper cone, that I made myself-(next time I think I would use a papier maché cone for more sturdy and easier work). I used textured card in 3 shades of green, 1 1/2 inch (4cm) round hole punch and liquid glue for paper (Pritt glue pen).
I wanted to have two green Christmas tree cones so to make the crazy looking glittery green one I adapted the idea from here.
In this instance that was the look I wanted to try out, but I do prefer the original idea of white cone Christmas tree, and it is very quick and easy to make when you follow steps from the original website.