Regal Easter Eggs Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Celebrate Easter in style this year with these fun eggs decorated with Swarovski flatback crystals. These eggs follow in the tradition of Ukrainian Pysanky eggs, but give them a more modern feel. Make these eggs a part of your Easter tradition, as they can be saved and reused in your home décor year after year.
Information on how to blow eggs, which hollows them and prepares them for decorating, can be found on the internet.
Step One: Dye your eggs in colors of your choosing. We used food coloring to dye our eggs, but you may choose to purchase a kit at your local store. Let dry.
Step Two: Using Gem-Tac, apply the Swarovski flatback crystals to the eggs in whatever pattern you want, using colors and sizes of your choosing. You'll want to cover the small hole in the egg with a flatback. We did our eggs freehand, although if you feel more comfortable, you could draw the pattern on your eggs before attaching the crystals. For help gluing rhinestones, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. See the list of crystals we used below.
Step Three: Cut a piece of organza ribbon the size you will need it, fold it in half, and tie the two ends together. Place an ample amount of glue on the ribbon, and let it dry. This stiffens the ribbon and makes sure it stays inside the egg. After the glue is dry, place more glue inside the egg as well as on the ribbon. Slide the knot of the ribbon inside the egg. Let the ribbon dry. Placing crystals around the ribbon hole will help keep the ribbon in place. If you find that your hole is too large, it is useful to place a bit of tissue paper over the hole after placing the ribbon inside and then gluing crystals on top to help keep the ribbon in place. The color of ribbon we used has been listed below.
Components for Each Egg: Purple: ss34 Swarovski flatbacks in peridot, ss12 Swarovski flatbacks in light amethyst and organza ribbon in lilac Pink: ss34 Swarovski flatbacks in indian pink, SS9 Swarovski flatbacks in jonquil and organza ribbon in pink Yellow: ss34 Swarovski flatbacks in sun, ss12 Swarovski flatbacks in light topaz and organza ribbon in daffodil Red: ss34 Swarovski flatbacks in hyacinth, ss20 Swarovski flatbacks in chrysolite and organza ribbon in white Blue: ss12 Swarovski flatbacks in crystal ab, ss34 Swarovski flatbacks in palace green opal and organza ribbon in sky blue.
Estimated time: An afternoon Difficulty level: Beginner
List of Components: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028 ss12 XILION rose flatback light topaz (2028-TOLT12, qty 137) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss34 XILION rose flatback sun (2058-SUN34, qty 12) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028 SS34 XILION Rose Flatback Palace Green Opal (2028-PGO34, qty 17) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss12 xilion rose flatback crystal ab (205-CAB12, qty 150) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028 ss20 XILION rose flatback chrysolite (2028-CHRLT20, qty 40) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss34 XILION rose flatback indian pink (2058-INP34, qty 48) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss12 XILION rose flatback light amethyst (2058-LAM12, qty 107) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028 SS9 XILION rose flatback jonquil (2028-JON9, qty 113) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss34 XILION rose flatback hyacinth (2058-HY34, qty 21) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2058 ss34 XILION rose flatback peridot (2058-PER34, qty 15) 3/8-inch organza ribbon-white by the foot (R38-WHITE, qty 1) 3/8-inch organza ribbon-daffodil by the foot (R38-DAFOD, qty 1) 3/8-inch organza ribbon-lilac by the foot (R38-LILAC, qty 1) 3/8-inch organza ribbon-sky blue by the foot (R38-SKYBL, qty 1) 3/8-inch organza ribbon-pink by the foot (R38-PINK, qty 1)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).