Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Centerpiece - PSA Essentials Blog Hop

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The inspiration for this centerpiece came about when I had my 6-month dental appointment a few weeks ago. I was reading "All You" magazine and spotted this gorgeous picture inside. I knew I wanted to make something similar.

I have a 3-level cake stand my mom gave me years ago, so I knew exactly what I wanted to design.

Since I want to save these eggs and use them again, I poked holes in the eggs to blow out the contents, rinsed, and dried the eggs.

I tried using Copic markers to color some eggs. I didn't like the results; too many streaks. This yellow egg is an example. I tried stamping directly onto the egg, but it was too hard to get a good impression. I stamped onto white tissue using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed out the design and used Mod Podge to decoupage the sentiment onto the egg. The stamps I used today come from these sets: Topiary and Little Bunny.

Here's another example of my technique. This time I colored in the bunny using a Copic marker before I decoupaged the design onto the egg.

Most of the eggs where dyed with Paas egg coloring.

Here are some other details on my project. I like the look of the washi tape; that idea also came directly from the magazine.

To get the bunny Peeps to stand up, I trimmed the bottoms so they would be flat.

The guys love Lindt chocolates, so I love the looks of these little Lindt bunnies. My son Kalino gave me input as to where the bunnies should be placed.

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Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful centerpiece you created for Easter Anthonette!
(none of the links in your post are 'linked')

Anita Braddock said...

super cute Easter Project. love the eggs and the colors are cool thanks for sharing your cute Ideas.

Unknown said...

This is fabulous! I love the streaky look on the eggs! Great idea to use the tissue paper too :)

Stephanie said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with those eggs!so cute!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful center piece and so great to be able to save some pieces to do something with. so much work, but fabulous.

Denise Bryant said...

This is so fun! Love all the details! Looks adorable!