Handmade in the Heartland: Book Page Easter Eggs & Wreath

3/5/13

Book Page Easter Eggs & Wreath

Although there is still a good amount of snow on the ground here in KC i am starting to feel spring-y and like i said in my last post Easter is coming earlier than usual so here is a little bit more of my easter decor.  I decided i wanted to decoupage some eggs with book pages.  I was inspired by a few images i saw on pinterest and decided to make a wreath out of them and then also sprinkle them around my other decorations.  They are pretty easy to do if you have a few spare hours, it took me about 15 minutes per egg. Below are some step by step photos of how i did it.  I just used gloss mod podge and cut pieces from a paperback book that Matt finished reading a few weeks ago.

Supplies for Making the eggs:  Plastic Easter Eggs, Paint Brush, Mod Podge & an old book
Step 1: put down 1 layer of mod podge on one side of the egg, don't do the entire egg because by the time you get to the other side it will have already dried, just work one area at a time.
Step 2: Place a piece of paper on top of the layer of mod podge
Step 3: "paint" a layer of mod podge on top of the paper
Step 4: Continue with more scraps of paper all the way around the egg. I saturated each scrap of paper i put on the egg and when you are finished, or while you are working you might worry that you can see the color of the egg coming through the paper- no need to worry, you they are not see-through when they dry. 

I love how they turned out, very vintage-ie looking.  I decided to use a few of them and make a Easter wreath.  Below are my supplies.  I bought THIS wreath at walmart- it was only $3.50!  i bought the hydrangea at hobby lobby a long time ago and then i used ribbon i had and embroidery floss i had.  Even if you bought all the supplies its still a pretty inexpensive wreath considering all the cute ones i see are $30-$40.
My supplies for my wreath: grapevine wreath base, embroidery floss, silk hydrangea, ribbon & the eggs
My finished wreath!
A close up of some of my eggs, i wrapped ribbon & embroidery floss around them,  the wreath has been on my front door for a few days now and as you can see in the photo the paper has started to yellow, which i actually like, but if you want your eggs to stay white i would suggest keeping them out of direct sunlight. 
A full photo of my Easter Shelf Decor.  I added the eggs in with my apples and into my cute porcelain egg crate
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