Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altered Easter Egg

Happy Easter!  Can you believe we have snow in the forecast for tonight after several days this past week with temperatures in the 70s?  Not that I'm complaining as I do love snow!

For my project today, I altered a plastic egg that I purchased at JoAnn's.  I started by covering it with a layer of Tim Holtz tissue paper.  As I could still see the pink egg underneath, I gave it another layer of the tissue paper.  Unfortunately, I could still see the pink color.  I should have given it a coat of gesso first.  Next, I decided to cover the outside of the egg with a lacy fabric to try to tone down the pink color.  I wasn't quite happy with the result but continued on!  I then applied some lace trims,  braiding and pearls around the opening.  Taking a small twig wreath, I glued the egg to it as a base and then gave it a coat of gesso.  After that, I placed some moss inside the egg and stood a Tim Holtz paper doll in the moss.  A tiny bunny was added in front the of girls' feet.  Flowers from Tim Holtz and Prima were tucked into the moss.  A seam binding bow was the finishing touch.

Here you can see the back of the egg somewhat.  I also added some Prima flowers around the wreath base.

Here are a couple of photos from each side.

Well, that's it for me today.  I wish everyone a happy, blessed Easter.  Enjoy your Sunday. 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Patty I am flabbergasted by this creation! How nice is this?!!
    Enjoy the Easterdays (sunday + monday over here!)
    Lia xx

  2. Wow, this looks completely gorgeous! Perfect shabby chic and romantic creation! I love it.
    Happy Easter!

  3. Goodness me, this is exquisite! Really beautiful... I love it!!

  4. Such a beautiful home decor project.
    Julie x

  5. Patty, this is a beautiful way to say Happy Easter! I've always wanted to make one of these eggs, and you have inspired me! Gorgeous dimensional project! I hope you had a Blessed Easter day! Hugs!

  6. Oh, my! How darling is your altered Easter egg, Patty?! Sweet image with the two girls! Love how you decorated it with the lace, braid trim, and pretty bow! Sweet little bunny, too! Hope you and family had a wonderful Easter!

  7. Love this idea, Patty, and what a gorgeous project! It's so clever how you used the mini wreath to prop the egg, and I love all the lacy details! Super sweet little paper dolls and bunny! ❤️ this!

  8. Wow! Patty, this is a beautiful :)

  9. This is such an amazing idea for an Easter project Patty! So beautiful with all the pearls and laces. I love the way you created a little scene inside, and the circle of flowers around the base is wonderful. My favourite detail though, is that wee bunny in the garden. Oh my gosh, that is so adorable, LOVE IT!! hugs :)