Liven up your Easter brunch with homemade Easter egg ornaments. Many families honor the tradition of Easter trees, decorating branches white and then placing them together to create a festive tree. These trees are often decorated with colored eggs and other treats to celebrate the day. Learn how to make these découpage-style eggs in five simple steps!
If you're not sure how to blow out an egg, there are a lot of great videos and instructions on the Internet! Make sure to blow out the egg before working on it and rinse thoroughly.
Choose a decorative tissue paper to use, or any other piece of thin, printed material. Be sure to only use the first layer with the inked pattern. Otherwise, the paper will be too thick to stick to the egg.
Apply a layer of sealant
to the surface of one half of the egg and then cover the egg with the tissue paper. Allow it to dry and then do the other half.
Apply a second layer of sealant to the egg to make it stronger, and allow to dry.
Cut a strand of hemp cord
twice the length of how far you would like the egg to hang. Fold the cord in half and then tie a knot. Add a dab of glue
and allow it to dry. Once dry, apply more glue to the knot and the strand ends and place it on the top of the egg.
When your cord is dry you can now hang the egg on a tree or anywhere else for a fun decoration!
If you like, you can use transfer sheets
to cover the egg or adorn it with cute Swarovski crystal rhinestones
to make it sparkle. You can even color it with Gilders Paste
for a new approach to colored eggs. It's up to you how your lovely egg ornament will turn out.
Tools and Supplies Used:
Sterling Silver Wire 20 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1/2 troy oz (SSWR20H25)
Crystal Clay Silver Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0044)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
Multi-Sized Looping Pliers (TOOL-0017)
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2 (TOOL-0018)
List of Components:
Beadelle Silver-Plated Light Multi Color Crystal Pavé Oval Bead, 9x13mm
(BEAD-0683, qty 2)
Beadelle Silver-Plated Light Multi Color Crystal Pavé Oval Bead, 11x15mm (BEAD-0689, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Emerald (2058-EMR34, qty 18)
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Emerald (2058-EMR20, qty 9)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Emerald (2058-EMR16, qty 7)
Swarovski 2028 SS07 XILION Rose Flatback Emerald (2028-EM7, qty 22)
Sterling Silver Rabbit Charm (CHARM71, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 2028 SS20 XILION Rose Flatback Fern Green (2028-FGN20)
Swarovski 1028 PP24 XILION Chaton Peridot (3mm) (1028-PER24PP)
Grace Lampwork White Calla Lily Floral Headpin, Approx Length 3.5-3.75 Inches (FIND-0742)
Beadelle Silver-Plated Light Rose Crystal Pavé Oval Bead, 9x13mm (BEAD-0684)
925/10 Silver-Filled Wire Round 20 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1 troy oz (22ft) (STRNG-0007)
TierraCast Antique Silver Bunny Bead (SA-5620)