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:

Zivi said...

very nice!!!!! very beautiful!!!!!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

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

GardenDesigner said...

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

xxoo

~vanessa!

Bonita Rose said...

these are so so cute!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

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

Jan said...

Very cute! Thanks!!!

Teddi said...

complete adoration creative one!

I need orange said...

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

:-)

Elizabeth said...

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

Elizabeth.

Carme said...

Una idea magnifica!!!! Saludos.

Kay said...

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

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

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

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

Gabriela Delworth said...

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 ~

JafaBrit's Art said...

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

{molly beth} said...

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

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

Alison said...

Love them!

jonathan said...

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!

Trish Goodfield said...

Gorgeous way to use up scraps.

Createology said...

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...

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Very inspiring... what adorable eggs!

chicandfrog said...

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

chickie said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Queen of 'arts said...

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

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said...

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

TeenaBugg38 said...

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!

Marjorie Rose said...

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!

Sandye said...

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

GianneCurry said...

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

Emilie Winberg said...

Thanks for the inspiration :)

Tamara Thomas said...

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

von Hand zu Hand said...

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.

Suz said...

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

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