Mar 13, 2012

Shabby Chic(k) Egg #1

Spring hasn't quite come to stay here yet in Idaho, but I can feel it just around the corner. So I've been inspired to start some Spring decorating, and my first project is this little rustic egg.
 

I was pinspired by this picture of eggs that I had pinned on my Pinterest Easter Board. Aren't they sweet?

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 Here's how I made it:

Working on one half of each plastic egg at a time, and letting it dry between steps, I painted each one white, glued on squares and strips of book print all around using Mod Podge, and then coated everything with a final coat of matte decoupage.


 Then I tied some twine around the egg and glued on a little nest made from a rolled-up strip of burlap. Inside the nest are little knots of twine. 


I placed some moss in a thrift store wine glass and nestled the egg on top. 


A pretty reminder, as I look down from my loft onto my winter yard, that Spring is on it's way!


 Note: This has been one of those projects where the more you do it, the faster you get. 
The first egg took me quite awhile, but after I got the hang of layering the pieces 
of paper, it started going pretty fast. I found that the second through sixth eggs 
combined took me about the same amount of time as the first one alone. I guess 
like most things, practice makes perfect with decoupaging.

The cost of this project for me was:

Plastic eggs at Rite Aid - six for $1.49, five left over
White craft paint at Jo-Ann - $1.29, most of bottle left over
Mod Podge at Jo-Ann with 40% off coupon - $3.00 most of bottle left over (sign up for coupons at the store or jo-ann.com)
Book - An old paperback not worth reading again
Twine - 75 cents at the thrift store
Burlap - leftover from another project
Moss - leftover from another project
Wine Glass - 75 cents at the thrift store
 

If you haven't checked out Pinterest before, head on over there and request an invitation.  I can almost guarantee that you'll LOVE it!

You can check out my pins HERE.  


You may also like this
Shabby Chic(k) Decoupage Egg #2. 
You can find it HERE

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and the Decoupage Eggxtravaganza.
Find it HERE
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9 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! Just loving it. So much better than dieing real eggs!

    :)

    Linda

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  2. What a fun project! I love your tip of just decoupaging half of the egg at a time, to allow for drying. It turned out so cute, now I want to make some:) Oh, and I adore your cute little cabinet with the scissors on the doors!!

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  3. So pretty! Love the little burlap flower!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  4. You did an absolutely beautiful job. I love your version even better. I found you via French Country Cottage. I am your latest follower. I hope you will stop by.

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  5. Absolutely love your egg! and the egg cup, too.

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  6. very cute. thanks for how to's.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  7. These seriously look like they should be in a Pottery Barn catalog. Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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