Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Even more Easter Eggs

I made these large eggs, per Martha Stewart's directions, to use as Easter baskets for my girls away at college. Using mod podge and the paper mache method, I layered three layers of paper over balloons, tissue paper for the inside, newspaper as an inner lining and the pretty wrapping paper on the outside. After they dried, I cut them open to resemble cracked eggs. 

As an extra, non-Martha touch, I added silk gerbera daisies to the tops.
Added these and Easter grass.
Tied them up with tulle and seam binding and shipped them off to the colleges. I didn't show you sooner since I wanted to be sure they had arrived in the mail. To my girls and fiance, with love, momma. 

16 comments:

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Now those are a very unique "easter basket"...I bet they were fun making to. Great idea! have a nice week...Hugs, Jennifer

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!

How 'bout adopting me? LOL

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Julie said...

What gorgeous eggs! Wonderful job you did--love the gerberas on top--perfect! Such lovely Easter surprises for your girls--I'm sure they loved them!

Hope your day is beautiful in every way!

Lori said...

Karen, what a cute idea for an Easter basket!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

These are adorable. I'm sure they loved them!

Annesphamily said...

That was an incredibly unique Easter basket to send to someone you love! Thanks for sharing and please come join me! Hugs Anne

Vicki said...

Oh, gosh those are cute!! I know your girls loved them. How sweet of you to make something this special for them!! I hope you are having a lovely week, my friend! Blessings to you! Vicki

Auntie Cake said...

So glad you found me so I could find you! I love all that you are doing over here. and I know one of your swap partners, Linda very well. I adore her, she is so sweet, and all her projects are over-the-top fabulous!
Kate

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I just got a chance to see your Easter Egg Baskets...wow I love them...they turned out just wonderful!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I added your blog to my list to follow, so I will be back again soon! Hope you will too!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Sorry...I meant my "blog scroll". I didn't realize I didn't have you added on there! I have already been a fond follower for some time now!

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments.
Your eggs are so colourful.
Alison

Janean said...

just found your sweet blog! second-hand-rose as in the barbra streisand song?

were these hard to cut? did you use scissors?

gabrielle said...

goodness, these are wonderful! I bet they were thrilled to get these!

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Amy. said...

Just stopping in to say "hi" and getting caught up on blog reading. So fun to see all your fun and pretty pictures.
Amy

Natasha Burns said...

Karen these are awesome!!!! I love them! you did a fab job! i think i'll need to make these next Easter, my little guy would adore them!