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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Decoupaged and Glittered Easter Eggs

While it still may look and feel like winter outside my window 
(we just got blasted with another snow storm today!), my thoughts are of spring and Easter!
So today I thought I'd share with you some pretty Easter eggs that I created while we were on our trip.
(Geez, maybe we should have stayed in Savannah awhile longer.  After warm temps and sunny days, it's hard to be in the mood for snow again!!)
I began with paper mache like large egg boxes, covering them with randomly torn strips of vintage sheet music.  I used matt Mod Podge to adhere the strips, then once dry, I went over the entire eggs with a couple more coats of Mod Podge.  A bit messy but fun!  While still damp, I sprinkled a generous dusting of clear coarse glitter all over the surface ('cause you know I can never get enough of my glitter!).
 Then came the really fun part, adding the embellishments!  I picked up some pretty trim, lace, velvet ribbon, and pretty paper roses at Michael's, then went to town decking out my eggs!  I just used hot glue to attach all of the trim.
 I really love how this pair of aqua blue embellished eggs turned out.
 The fun part is you can open the boxes and store little treats, maybe special chocolates, or even a love letter!
 I had so much fun creating the blue pair, so I just had to make two more, this time in pink!
 I've put both pairs in my Etsy shop if you care to take a peek!
I think they would look so pretty piled in a pretty dish, or displayed in a pedestal bowl, as I've shown here.

 Ok, some of you mention that you enjoy seeing photos of our furry girl, Katie, so here are a few that I snapped today!
Despite the snow and howling wind, we bundled up today and took a walk.  This is where Katie decided to perch when we came back inside.  Yep, she hopped right up on the hearth herself to warm up in front of the fire!
 And when not warming herself my the fire, she loves to take a nap in "her" wicker chaise lounge in the sun room.  It sure is rough being a dog, isn't it?
That's it for today, hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
Joining Becky for Blissful Whites Wednesday.  Be sure to visit!


Susie said...

Your dog looks so cute warming by the fire. I love those eggs. You did a fabulous job on them. I like all the sparkle. Hope you get some better weather, we had abit of everything today. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These eggs are so pretty but I'd be curled up by the fire if I was there!
hugs, Linda

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Those are charming, Donna...they remind me of the eggs years ago! Katie looks so cute by the fire...

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've definitely got Easter and spring crafting on the brain...especially after this latest storm. Enough already! Katie definitely has some cozy spots for napping. Such a sweetie.

Musings from Kim K. said...

PS. Your eggs are wonderful. Love the generous touch of glitter and ribbons with the sheet music!

Jan Hermann said...

The eggs are gorgeous Donna! Smart dog that Katie...sitting on the warm hearth, in front of a warm fire...and lounging in the sun room. Very cute.

Any word on her portrait yet?


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That Katie is such a little cutie. She knows where all the good spots are to get warm and take a nap.
I love the eggs they are stunning. Where did you find the paper eggs at? I love the sparkle on them and the lace - what a lovely gift to give someone.
Sorry that your weather is crummy maybe it will get warmer soon. Wish we could send you some - are expecting in the 80's by Saturday.
Hugs to Katie - Waldo and Lili send wolfs.

Trisha said...

Your eggs are so cute and of course the aqua ones are my faves! We always say that about our dogs...what a life they live!


NanaDiana said...

Your eggs are gorgeous, Donna. And WHAT? You sprinkled them with glitter? I can hardly believe it! lol I bet they sell quickly. Glad you and Katie got out for a walk today. Her butt is parked right where I wish mine was! Hope you have a great rest of the night. xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Katie...So cute warming up and in HER chase lounge...Now, if someone just loved her lol! Your eggs are perfect, I love that they open and the glitter was just the right touch!


The Bear's Blog said...

Adorable. The eggs are lovely, I love the idea of the vintage sheet music.

Happy Thursday. Cold, windy and a little snow this morning, but I love it!!!


john said...

Hi Donna ...love the eggs ... especially the fact that they open .... and oh Katie is a cutie !! can't blame her for snuggling up to the fire ...hope you all stay cosy and warm...Gail x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, wow these are so gorgeous. Just love them and the colors are so pretty. Did they come open or did you cut them? I just covered a large goose egg with sheet music but it does not open like yours.
They will fly out of your shop.

Katie is a doll. I would get nothing done if she was around me. Just play and cuddle all day. She take such sweet pics.

Bente said...

The eggs are so cute, dear Donna. Love them in both colors.
I can`t believe that you have a lot of snow, and we have nothing. That is so specially. Nothing has been right this winter.

Big hug from me