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Monday, April 7, 2014

CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA--SHABBY CHIC EASTER EGG

For those of you who love the shabby chic look, here’s a simple way to make Easter eggs that doesn’t involve piercing shells and blowing out the insides. Make a grouping and display them on a bed of excelsior or in a bowl for a centerpiece.

Shabby Chic Easter Egg

Materials (for each egg):
3” Styrofoam egg
ball of jute
tacky glue
straight pins
scraps of ivory ribbon and lace trim

Place a small amount of tacky glue on the top of the egg. Place the end of the jute at top point of the egg and secure with one of the straight pins. Begin winding the jute around the egg, adding glue as you work to cover the entire egg. Secure end of jute with another straight pin.


Glue lace trim around center of egg, securing with pins. Make a bow from ribbon and glue over lace.