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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Decoupaged Easter Eggs

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you all are having a great week!
Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest creations that I had so much fun putting together.  We are still down here in Savannah in the motor home.  Whenever we are on longer trips, I always like to bring projects along with me.  I need my projects!
So I've been busy making decoupaged Easter eggs!
Yes, I know that Valentine's Day isn't even over yet, but I just couldn't wait to work on some fun springy crafts!
 
 
  I love working with vintage sheet music and vintage French book pages. Decoupaging them to the eggs was a bit more tedious than I imagined, though!  I had a hard time getting the papers to lay flat against the curve of the eggs.  So next time, I think I'll work with something thinner, like pretty patterned tissue paper.
 The fun part was embellishing them!  I added pretty ribbons and flowers, including these gorgeous blue flowers that I've had in my crafting stash for awhile. Love them!
 I also am in love with this gorgeous aqua blue ribbon!  The center is velvet, and it has the prettiest  sheer ruffle, what could be better than velvet and ruffles? (sigh!)
 I'm so happy with the way they turned out!
 To some of the eggs, I added this gorgeous blue ribbon with glittered fleur de lis (also love!).
 And you know me, a project is just not complete without the addition of glitter!  I bought a silk hydrangea bunch, and cut off each blossom and covered in my favorite coarse clear Martha Stewart glitter.

 I picked up the eggs and ribbon back in Michigan at Hobby Lobby.  I've been wanting to find some little birds nests down here, but have not had much luck finding any.  I did find this little one at a craft store here, but I really want some larger nests.
 So if you haven't tried your hand yet at decoupaging Easter eggs, I hope that this maybe has inspired you to try creating some yourself!  They are addictive!

 
That's all for today.  We are heading out this afternoon in search of some thrift shops, if I find any good treasures I'll be sure to share them with "ya'll"!
Have a great day!
Linking up with Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday
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15 comments:

Kim K. said...

I've been thinking of pastel Easter crafts. Leave it to you to already have some lovely inspiration for us. Have fun thrifting today!

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful.

Hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are just precious! I am going to pin this!! hugs, Linda

Rebecca said...

Eeek....more than fabulous! Love everything I see...flowers, colors, eggs...YUMMY
!

xoRebecca

Bente said...

Love the eggs. Beautiful.
Wish you a great time.

Hugs

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a fun idea, Donna...these are so cute! Thrifting in Savannah sounds like a great day to me!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

They turned out so sweet! Easter will be here before we know it!

Kadee Willow said...

Those would make sweet surprises in someone's Easter basket! Good for you for having the foresight to bring projects down with you to work on! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous project and I love all your accents for the eggs. The velvet ribbon is so pretty. You design the best treasures. Great idea to bring along some projects to work on. I have tried the eggs using vintage patterns and loved it. You have inspired me to create a few again.
The nest is a perfect touch. Looks like you are having some fun while enjoying the sights too.

Wishing you a very special Valentine's Day filled with many special moments. Continued fun my friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Susan said...

Now you've got me dreaming of Easter, Donna. Such pretty blues...velvet and ruffles are a great mix, I agree.
Happy Valentine's day and happy crafting!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very pretty eggs. Great for any Easter setting.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The eggs are lovely, Donna. Being in Savannah must be wonderful. Enjoy your stay!
Happy weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Nook and Cranny said...

I've already been thinking of spring and Easter, too.
I have a few things on my work table and my mind is flowing with ideas.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful eggs.
Michele

Debbie said...

I came over to see all of your vacation pictures. I've been scrolling up and down through your posts, and am starting to get motion sickness. lol.
Seriously...your photos are wonderful, Donna!
I LOVE the sunset through the trees, and the moss covered tree...so BEAUTIFUL!!!
The paper covered eggs are really cute. The colors are perfect!
That picture of you and John is the cutest ever!
Enjoy the sunshine, and warmth of the south. Hopefully it will follow you home.
xxoo

PattieJ said...

These are adorable!! I found your blog when I was searching goggle for Easter ideas! I want to give this a try, I've been seeing them in blogland for the past couple of years.So cute!

Pattie