Monday, April 18, 2011

scrappy little easter eggs

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If you are like me (which I have a feeling some of you out there are!) you probably have lots of fabric scraps. I can't quite bring myself to throw out all my scraps- even the tiny ones because the creative ideas are really endless. In my quest to create some more unique Easter eggs I decided to put all those teeny tiny scraps to use...


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I started by selecting fabric scraps.


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Next I bought some cheap plastic Easter eggs and pulled out my Aleene's Original Tacky Glue-one of THE best crafting supplies to ever exist :)


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Using a brush I began to cover the surface of the egg with glue.


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I added scraps to the glue and using my brush I pressed down the fabric.


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I covered the entire surface with scraps of fabric and then added a thin layer of glue all over the surface to get all the edges and loose ends pressed down.


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I smoothed everything down with my fingers- messy but effective.


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I let the surface dry and then added a little rolled fabric flower to the top. Tutorial for flowers here


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I created eggs in a variety of colors.

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alisa-burke

32 comments:

  1. very nice!!!!! very beautiful!!!!!!

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  2. These are so cute and creative! Love them!! Oh to have a dozen or so of them!

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  3. Now this is Adorable! ...Contemporary.. Indie... and Super Creative!! I might throw in some scrapbook paper too! Love the inspiration!

    xxoo

    ~vanessa!

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  4. these are so so cute!

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  5. These are awesome!! Great use for fabric scraps, I have a huge garbage bag full. Now I know what to do with them!

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  6. Very cute! Thanks!!!

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  7. complete adoration creative one!

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  8. I bet you saw your white wreath at How About Orange.

    :-)

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  9. Alicia,,, what a beautiful blog you have. I will follow it.
    Wat een prachtige blog heb je.. ik ga je volgen.

    Elizabeth.

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  10. Una idea magnifica!!!! Saludos.

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  11. I knew I saved all those scraps for a reason! These are darling!

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  12. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  13. Hello Alisa,

    These are totally awesome...love the mess included in the process.
    And the fact that you recycle it's fabulous!
    Are you going to give them away {if...}individually or are you going to pack them just like that in the egg carton?

    You are so very talented!

    ~ Gabriela ~

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  14. I love these, they are so happy and tactile and fun.

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  15. what a great idea! i plan on making these for easter! love love love!!!

    come stop by,
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  16. Love it! A good way to use up the thickened tacky glue...just add a little water and you are set to go! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Gorgeous way to use up scraps.

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  18. Love your bright cheery unique and super creative Easter eggs. The finishing of your eggs with wrapped flower and jewels is the crowning touch. Brilliant. Happy Easter to you...

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  19. Very inspiring... what adorable eggs!

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  20. They are really nice and with a little variation they could easily be an original gift wrapping!

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  21. You never cease to amaze me!

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  22. I am grateful that the storms last night in the midwest weren't too damaging!

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  23. I'd love to make these! they are so beautiful! But what do you do with them... that's my problem! I make all of this cute stuff, and don't know what to do with them! Any suggestions from anyone I'd love... it'd be best if you left a comment on my blog.. Thanks a millioin! :D

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  24. I love these! What a great way to dress up thos tacky eggs....this year I will be stealing them from the kids rather than threatening to toss them....these are so pretty!

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  25. Not a stitch wasted! Love this concept and the end result.. I don't know what I like more, the eggs or the photographs of the eggs. Well done!

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  26. These are darling! Thank you for sharing a great way to use up teensy scraps! Now I have even more reason to hoard them! ;)

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  27. My kiddos took a CRACK at this last night. ;) Thought you'd enjoy: cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

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  28. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  29. I loved these and your butcher paper wreath and I finally posted them on my blog. THANK YOU!

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  30. such unusual but very awesome eggs! i love this way to decorate easter eggs.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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  31. I love those and love your bold sense of color.
    Fondly,
    Suz

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