I love making little presents that I can just pop in an envelope and mail to family and friends.
Yesterday, I had a flash of inspiration…. well, really it was several flashes of inspiration that came together ever so nicely!
And, a week or so ago, my daughter blogged about very cute embroidered Easter Eggs: Link
And, then Linette blogged about some papier mache Easter eggs that she had just made: Link
These all got me thinking about threads all came together and inspired me to design and make some oh so sweet paper eggs that can hang in a houseplant, a tree or be used as a bookmark or in scrapbooking.
Here’s what I did:
First of all, I drew an egg shape, and then I made a tracer or template from a piece of plastic from the recycling box.
Then, I traced around it on a used envelope (gotta love being green! re-duce, re-use, recycle, reclaim, upcycle!) and cut out 2 eggs. (Front and back).
Then I cut out an inch diameter circle of white paper (use whatever color works best for your choice of skin tone).
I snipped about 4 inches of embroidery floss for the hanger.
Draw the face on the circle and glue it on the front egg.
I doodled merrily away on the front of the egg, and then, because this one is going to my mom, I wrote a message on the back.
Glue the thread in a loop to the inside of the back and then glue the front to the back….. and Voila!
Adorable paper eggs to celebrate springtime!
Variations: I had brunch with 2 friends yesterday, and I made them eggs, but didn’t do the doodles. I took my colored pens with me, and they doodled happily on their eggs while we visited. Fun! Here are their eggs:
I also love to use fragments of tatting to decorate and embellish, so I used some scraps of tatting on 2 more eggs…
This tutorial is Noreen Crone-Findlay’s original concept and design. Please DO NOT COPY the text or photos. Please do share the link! Thanks so much!!!