Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Butterfly Eggs

These cute eggs came out of the closet for my Easter decorations…I don’t do as much holiday decorating now that my son is older, but I do love these eggs.  This is a repost from last year, but since it’s that time of the year…

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Supplies:  Mod Podge (I used matte), dictionary pages (or music or maps or wrapping paper or napkins or any other paper or fabric that would look good wrapped around eggs), scissors, and of course eggs (you could use plastic, paper mache, wooden, or even real blown out eggs for this craft)! 

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I didn’t buy these eggs specifically for this project, they were with a pile of stuff I bought at an auction!  They were the most ugly old country colors—forest green, burgundy and odd shade of navy and a mustardy yellow.  Just ugly!  And I almost pitched them!  The more looked at them though…the more I thought about what I could do with them!

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So, I cut the dictionary pages into about 1 1/2 inch strips, and just slathered Mod Podge to both the eggs and the paper.  The butterflies(actually I think they are moths) were printed onto another dictionary page.  I cut them out loosely and Mod Podged them on the eggs!

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Cute spring decoration in a pretty basket…

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I am linking to these great parties!

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57 comments:

Jill said...

Cute idea for those eggs Ellen!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

craftsncoffee.com said...

These are so pretty, yet so simple. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration.

Smallgood said...

Those are really pretty. They are the kind of Easter decoration I would like. Thanks for the idea!

The Better Baker said...

Adorable! You are very creative!

Anita Stafford said...

This is such a creative idea and the eggs look very pretty!

Serendipity and Spice said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday.

A Jennuine Life said...

Great idea!

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

These are beautiful! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love if you stopped by to link up - bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

shabbygals said...

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Our Delightful Home said...

These are so pretty.


Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Very pretty! I like them much better than the pastel colors you normally see.

Green Willow Pond said...

I love these. They remind of some Christmas ornaments I pinned that have glitter on them. I've been planning to do this, even brought the plastic eggs out yesterday. Yours turned out beautiful!

Have a great day!
Deborah

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is so creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Judy said...

Those are super cute. I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Very pretty! I am tempted to make some Mod Podge eggs from book pages for a librarian friend of mine. Thank you for the inspiration!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I am SO in love with your eggs! I think these are one of my favorite projects I have seen this season!If you are interested, we would love for you to share this at our link party!

Take care,

Trish

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I like the butterflies added to the book page eggs!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love these. So unique and different from all the pastel easter eggs.

Danielle

Christine said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These look like they belong for sale in a boutique!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

I would absolutely LOVE IT if you shared this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-9.html

Artsy VaVa said...

I love these eggs! Beautiful!

Annie said...

I have not seen eggs like those before. Unique and beautiful!

BigLittle said...

Fantastic. xx

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

These are simply beautiful! I hope I remember to try this technique next spring. I really love them!

Sally said...

Love the look! Really like the butterfly for an added touch!

I was decoupaging eggs too... with pages of an old hymnal.

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

What a pretty idea and so simple. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Lovely idea! Glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

Kelly @ NJ History said...

That is such a cute idea!

Meg said...

Those turned out great. What a fun idea! You're right, my kids would have lots of fun with this!

CailinMarie said...

these turned out so nicely! I really like the idea of using the old books and old illustrations to make something new.

Lowri said...

These look great - I am making some for Easter too - it is a messy project though!
Lowri :-)

Sarah said...

These are so awesomw!! Simple and beautiful!!

I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

Looking forward to more posts,
Sarah@
www.dottedlinecrafts.com

Amy said...

wow, those are lovely! I love anything made with book pages! Thank you for sharing them at Shine on Fridays this week!

HRANDICA said...

Love this idea. I think I will borrow it for school priject :)).
Greetings.

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love these eggs - I think I've found a craft project for my boys for later in the week! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a clever idea!! I love that you used book pages!

Rachel said...

Such a great way to update the eggs. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ellen! I'm spotlighting your post on my FB today!

jenn

MiaB said...

So unique and pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again next week.

Six Sisters said...

Beautiful eggs! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

very merry vintage style said...

Love these eggs--perfect for everyday decorations too. Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love Wednesday link party--you're featured this week! Stop by and pick up a "I've been featured" button.
Mary

Katie said...

These eggs are too cute. I've shared them on the Sew Woodsy Facebook Fan Page! Thanks for linking up last week.

Katie said...

These eggs are too cute. I've shared them on the Sew Woodsy Facebook Fan Page! Thanks for linking up last week.

Kadie said...

Great eggs!! I love the butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Love these butterfly eggs! They are featured on todays scrappy saturday!

Jessica @ View from River Mountain said...

These are so pretty. New GFC follower.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Gorgeous!!

Tracy Speight said...

These are just fabulous! I found your link via Shabilicious Friday. Great site

Handmade at Warratahstree

Christina said...

These are so lovely and so unique! Visiting from Crafts a la mode and so glad to find your site!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a unique idea. Love the butterflies/moths!

Bev Carter said...

These butterfly eggs are so precious. I need to make some of these.
Have a blessed weekend,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Ginx Craft said...

What an effective idea.

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

Your eggs look so good! I did this and mine don't look nearly as good! I'm glad I didn't see yours before I posted about mine, or I would have chickened out showing mine! ;) Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

VMG206 said...

Beautiful! I've been working on similar eggs for about 3 weeks and I am not a Mod Podge Princess like you are. I'm having the toughest time! I think my paper might be too thick. Anyway, thanks for the tips. Maybe mine will be ready for next year!
I’m visiting from Six Sisters Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Spring JOY Frame ~ Printable

Isabelle Thornton said...

Pretty!
I would love if you link this tomorrow morning!
XOXO
Isabelle
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Kayla Janachovsky said...

They turned out great! I'd love it if you'd link up to The DIY'ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

Susie @bowdabra said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking up an awesome project. Stop by again soon!

Have a great week!

Susie@Bowdabra
http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/06/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-8/

Klasik Mobilya said...

These are soo beautiful!My favorite picture is first picture.
Thanks for sharing!

Sincerely.