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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bright Eggs in Pots

I have been seeing so many cute crafts using terra cotta pots and eggs that I thought I would create one of my own.  I wanted something bright and fun for Easter. 
Here is what I came up with:
 

These were really quite simple.  Here's a brief tutorial on how I created them:)
 
All you need is ~
Plastic eggs ( I used the larger ones because they fit perfect in the pots)
Small terra cotta pots
Acrylic paints (in Easter colors)
Pretty paper (I had some fun cardstock paper that I wanted to use)
Raffia
Mod Podge
Glue gun
 
 
First thing ~
hot glue your eggs shut
 
 
Next ~
cut your paper into strips (mine were about 4 1/2" long x 1/2" wide)
 
 
Next ~
paint the mod podge on one side of the paper and start covering your egg.  I found that it was easier to go around in an X pattern
 
 
I started out with about 16 strips and added more as I needed them, that way if I needed to cover smaller spaces I would just cut thinner strips
 
 
I then covered the whole egg with mod podge and smoothed over with my fingers to get out any creases or gaps
 
 
As the eggs dried, I painted the pots
 
 
Here are the dried eggs
 
 
I decided I wanted to label them so I came up with these round labels
 
 
I tied them on with the raffia and voila ~
 
 
As I said, they were really quite easy, a bit time consuming but worth it.  The kids have fun moving the eggs around in the different colored pots:)
And they fit perfect in my wooden tray!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Amy said...

Cute! Glad you shared the link with me!

Barb said...

So Fabulous Lori!
I love these. You are so creative!
Thanks for sharing...will have to try these.
Enjoy your day,
Barb

cathy crosson said...

Lori -- these are just adorable! Love it:)

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Very cute!! A nice project for my grandkids! Thanks for sharing. :)

jennifer768 said...

Love these! Such a neat idea.Hugs,Jen

Old Red Barn said...

I'll make these with the kids. good idea!

Goedele

SweetPepperRose said...

Lori, these are adorable! I want to do this with some homespun fabric.
JoAnn

Kendra said...

How fun Lori! Thanks for sharing!

Kendra

Angie Berry said...

Very cute Lori!! I thought it was fabric, surprised to find out it was paper. The tags are the perfect finishing touch. I know my kids would enjoy playing with them too, hehe!

Have a delightful week ahead~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Adorable!!

Hugs,
Deb