Saturday, March 23, 2013

Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Remember this pretty Easter vignette from Pottery Barn a few years back? It's still making the rounds on Pinterest.
 
 
I love the freshness of all the white with the pink blossoms. But it was the the Easter Eggs that caught Susan's eye here at Elizabeth & Co. Our long time friends might remember this project from our very first spring tag sale!
 
 
Susan picked up some paper mache eggs at Michaels.
 

She gave them a quick coat of creamy white craft paint.


Transfer letters were used to spell out Happy Easter.

 
After a spray of black metal paint, screw eyes were attached to the top of the eggs.
 
 
A little glaze gave them a nice aged look.


And a piece of jute string made them ready for hanging.


This project was super easy, quick and thrifty!
And of course totally adorable!

 
You still have a week before Easter, plenty of time to whip up a batch of your own!
They would look really cute spelling out Spring too!

I'm sharing with...
Hometalk
DIY Home Sweet Home
 
 

28 comments:

The Cranky Queen said...

wow...those are awesome and look just like the PB much more expensive eggs. thanx for sharing. tiff

Phyllis @Around the House said...

So beautiful, thanks for the tut, I have been inspired to give it a try...love the photos..

NanaDiana said...

Well- How cute is THAT!?!! Easy and sweet- xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh how cute!!!

Blessings,
Linda

chateau chic said...

These are so cute, and I love that they're super easy!
Mary Alice

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Those are so sweet! Love them!

Kara said...

So pretty!

Dawn said...

You did a wonderful job, they look so pretty and a much better cost savings than anything from PB.

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

So cute and easy! But kind of elegant too in their simplicity! Love them!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

These are Awesome!
Thanks for sharing.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love them! Very pretty.

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Very cute idea. Would you believe I have never seen that Pottery Barn photo before? Must be living under a rock. ;)

Laurel Stephens said...

Great tutorial. I love these. They'll become a classic!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

What an adorable idea.
So creative.
Thanks for sharing.
Tam

Lindsey Domer said...

These are terrific! I love how simple and cottage-y they are. I am not a big decorator for spring or Easter but I need to add this to my to-do list! :)

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am pinning this darling project! Well done you clever and crafty girl.

Good Time Charlie said...

What a beautiful idea!! I am not taking on anymore Easter projects for this year, but I am pinning for next year! I love those paper mache eggs. I have some that are gilded and they make a new appearance every year at my home.

Carol Cook said...

So, so cute! I wonder if I still have time to make some?

Leslie Harris said...

Wow. I love this project! Thanks for sharing this, I love getting a PB look for cheap :)!
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Too cute! Love this Easter project! :)

Sandra Carson said...

Wonderful..:)

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Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

I happen to have five of those eggs sitting in a bag and wasn't sure what to do with them. Great idea!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Darling project. I love it!

Peace
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fabulous idea.... :)
Have a HAPPY Easter...
hugs x

Crystelle

Crystelle Boutique

annumography said...

I love the simplicity.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love, love, love this project! Totally pinned! Thanks for inspiring me today!

blessings,
karianne

Stacey said...

Gorgeous!
Featuring this tonight!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

These are adorable. I have that PB picture on my Pinterest boards. Love it! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah