Monday, March 19, 2012

Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

Here is an alternative to decorating Easters eggs, instead of dyeing them. I found this on MarthaStewart.com (I love her site!).



What you need:
  • Eggs (hard boiled or fake or what ever you want to use)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Punch
  • Mod Podge (or whatever decoupage medium you want to use)
  • Paintbrush
  • Tweezers (if you want them)


I used hard boiled eggs which I have never made before, so I went to google and found this recipe. I know! ... who needs a recipe to boil eggs?? I'm just weird and I don't want to do anything wrong I guess... plus I'm really not that good in the kitchen so I always need a recipe.

Anyway I boiled some eggs (which Chris said tasted good!), but you can use whatever you would like.



Next pick out the colors of tissue paper you would like to use and fold them a few times. Folding the paper really makes this easy, I tried this without folding them and it was super difficult and frustrating.

Then punch out your shapes. Here is where using tweezers comes into play. I had some flower shapes and the tweezers really helped with removing their petals from the punch.



All my colorful tissue paper punch outs!



Put a thin layer of mod podge on the surface of the egg. Then place the tissue paper punch out where you want on the egg and put another thin layer of mod podge over the paper. The tissue paper is delicate so be careful.



Let the eggs dry (on whatever you can find) over night.



Ta Da!



I found a little white basket and put a little fake grass in there to put them on. I really like how they turned out, they are a cute piece of Easter decor for my buffet.  Have fun and be creative with these!

5 comments:

  1. What a really fun idea. I had never thought of doing this. Great idea.

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  2. Aw, this is adorable. I wouldn't have thought to use the cute little paper shape puncher!


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  3. What a super neat idea!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  4. I love these! So cute! I may have to make a few of these for myself! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  5. Cute! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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