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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter

Happy easter everyone. These are some simple easter decorations I made to bring some of the bright spring colours from the garden inside the house.

Supplies for eggs:

Polystyrene eggs
Heavy duty tissue paper - (I found the packing paper you sometimes get inside new shoes ideal for this)
PVA/Matte Medium
Paint e.g. Lumiere
thin ribbon
2 flat headed pins

  • Cut desired length of ribbon, make a loop and pin each end of the ribbon close together at the top of the egg with the loose ends of ribbon facing the opposite way from each other to make a neat loop.
  • Cover egg with torn tissue paper and PVA / matte medium making sure to cover pin heads and ribbon so that they are totally hidden.
  • Allow to dry
  • Paint
Supplies for flowers:

Small amount of yellow felt
Felt flowers with cut out centres
Strong glue

  • Cut circles from the yellow felt
  • Glue together 2 flowers with a yellow circle in the middle and a loop of ribbon from one edge