Bright plastic eggs may be great fun for the kids but they don’t always go so well with your home’s decor. Let me show you how to customize a holiday display that is not only festive but coordinates with what you already have.
Eggs – They can be wooden, plastic or even blown, real eggs.
Mod Podge, foam brush
Tissue paper, printer
Ribbon, twine, flowers
Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than a piece of cardstock. Tape the tissue paper along the edges – NON-SHINY side facing you- to the card stock.
Print the desired digital image onto the tissue paper. This pretty pattern is from MEMOIR-THE KIT. If the tissue paper is taped well at the top you shouldn’t have a problem running it through the printer.
Tear the paper into pieces.
Grab your eggs. These are some plastic ones that I thought would look nice with the speckling showing through the tissue paper. You could also use wooden ones or even steal a few plastic ones from the kiddies.
I think Mod Podge is awesome. Get a big jar because once you start, it is hard to stop using this stuff.
Brush a nice layer of MP on the egg. I like to do this on waxed paper because it prevents the egg from sticking to your work surface. Messy but fun.
Start laying your torn pieces onto the egg in a random pattern brushing another layer of MP on top of the tissue paper as you go. Don’t worry about wrinkles, just brush them flat onto the egg. It gives it great texture!
Let the eggs dry and embellish with a bit of ribbon or twine and some flowers.
Add a little moss and fabric and you have a quick and easy holiday centerpiece for the table.
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