Monday, March 28, 2011

Elegant Hydrangea Eggs

Everywhere I look (ok, so maybe it was just PB) I'm seeing gorgeous floral-covered eggs.  This weekend I ran out to get the two supplies (plastic eggs and flowers) that needed to make some for myself, and spent the better part of Sunday afternoon hot gluing a little Easter decor:


Aren't they lovely?  What's that?  You'd like to make some too?  Well, read on my crafy friends :)


Start with some lovely run of the mill Easter eggs (I got mine from the Dollar Store)


and a few silk hydrangea bushes (I got mine at Walmart - these were incredibly pretty for Walmart's craft floral dept, and only $3 a bush)


strip the little petals from their plastic stigma (center of the flower) and fire up your glue gun


apply a nice dollup of hot glue onto the egg (yes, I like to get the hot glue gun as close to my laptop as possible)


pinch the petal edges together


and press the center of petal (with the edges still pinched) into the glue


and repeat...again...and again...and again...for what may be a full hour, ok two

but the results more than make up for all the gluing and pinching

Hello my pretties.  I think I'll keep you :)

64 comments:

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

GORGEOUS! I love them!

Pink Owl Design said...

Oh I am just LOVING these!!
Love your Blog! Im now following! Come and stop by at..
www.pinkowldesign.com!

Stefani said...

These are beautiful! :)

mynikoneatsfood said...

oh wow, how creative! never would've guessed there was an egg in there =)

Jessica@SewHomegrown said...

Gorgeous! I love how big they are! Come check out these little ones I made- http://sewhomegrown.blogspot.com/2011/03/pretty-flower-easter-eggs-pottery-barn.html

Kerri said...

I am in awe...seriously these are STUNNING!

K
NewParent.com

Jenna @ Copy Cat Corner said...

So creative. Absolutely my favorite flower and one of my favorite holidays combined!

Thanks for linking up at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, visiting from copycatcorner.blogspot.com

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love hydrangeas and yours are uber cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the colors! I think you could keep these out all year. A bunch in a cloche or tray would look great, too.

aggieam01 said...

These are so beautiful. Hydrangea are my fave...you could definitely keep these out all year round.

Claire said...

These are beautiful-love them so much I'm featuring them on an upcoming post and I'm copying them as well!! Just wanted to give you a heads up so you get the credit!I'm your newest follower too!

Deneen said...

These are great! I love hydrangeas!
I will have to give these a try!
dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for your comment at my place and for following and I am now following you :)

Carrie said...

Yes, I will be making these. What a cute blog you have here and now I am your newest follower. Thanks for visiting me at fineandhandy.blogspot.com

Disney said...

Oh, my!! That little green one is just what I've been looking for in my kitchen window. Thanks for the idea! :o)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty! I love petal covered eggs! I have had several for years and they are some of my favorite spring decor!
Have a beautiful day!
;-D Kathleen

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

SO pretty! :) Thanks for sharing; I may have to make a few of these pretties for myself! I am a new follower, Michelle

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So sweet and pretty! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Megan said...

These are so pretty. I haven't seen these in PB, but I'm sure yours are just as pretty.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Those are gorgeous! You did a great job! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

These are beautiful! I would love it if you would link them up to my Monday linky party, its still open from the begining of the week or come by next week.
Crystal

Tabitha said...

Visiting from Whipperberry's linky party! Such a cute idea! I have these eggs too and I've wanting to spruce them up somehow, great idea!!

MeMeSue said...

WoW...what a wonderful idea! It just never ceases to amaze me the talent that is out in blogland!!

MeMeSue said...

And I'm your newest follower!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Beautiful! great tute
gail

The House Creative said...

Those are darling! Perfect for spring. Thanks for your sweet comments on my pillow. :-)

Sommer said...

Well aren't you talented?!! I was quite surprised when I saw there was an egg in the middle lol. I love this project and the silver stands! I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-9.html

Kim said...

I just bought some dollar store eggs! Now I need some flowers!These are quite beautiful, but look like a project I should tackle while watching a long movie tonight! How many times am I going to burn myself??Hee Hee

www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

creativejewishmom.com said...

so pretty! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Lolly Jane said...

What a GREAT tutorial! Such a creative idea! :)
We would ♥ to see this in our current linky party! Feel free to stop by :) lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Amy Bowman said...

This post was most clicked on at "AP Tuesday!" I will be featuring you during this "Anti-Procrastination Tuesday" Party at New Nostalgia. Thank you for linking up!!

Jamie said...

Those look beautiful. I would love for you to share it on More The Merrier Monday's Link Party!!

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Brandy J. said...

In a word: DARLING! Thanks fr sharing your creative idea!

Jaclyn said...

I just love the colors you used! They are so cute! I would love for you to link this up to my Make if for less Mondays at www.simplycadence.blogspot.com!

Shore Girl said...

These are beautiful!

Jessie said...

These are so great! Beautiful!!!

Tracy said...

very pretty! tfs. :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday last week! :-)
Vanessa

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

these are so cute!! perfect for easter :)

I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are soooo cute. I love how they turned out. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
~Kimberlee
{$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Great idea! I love love love hydrangeas! They really are my favorite. These are so perfect for the season. Nice! http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So so pretty! Do I dare add this project to my to do before Easter list? Yeh....I think so. :)

Sue said...

Love your idea for these adorable eggs. I have a love/hate relationship with hot glue guns. I have to keep a bowl of ice water nearby to help ease the pain of all the finger burns I get! Visiting from the fence....
~ Sue

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful and so clever! Thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday! Next Saturday we are hosting The Easter Edition of Sister Saturday At The Picket Fence. Be sure to come back and link up your beautiful eggs! We'll be celebrating all things Easter!

Heather

Mary Ellen said...

such a cute idea! Could I show your sweet eggs off on my blog? I will give a link to your blog.

Anne said...

So pretty! Love how these turned out.

I linked up my version of these to TT&J too - I did mine with a craft punch & paper, since I didn't find any fabric flowers inexpensive enough. Didn't think to check Walmart...

Heather said...

I would have never guessed these were made with plastic eggs! How beautiful!

(stopping by through the UBP11)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow!! I love love this idea.. makes it look so so gorgeous... wow!! You've totally transformed it..

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

WOW!!! so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial! I think I might make some for spring! LOVE THEM!!

Ange said...

LOVE IT! I am so going to make me one or two or seven! Ok maybe not that many but so cute! Thank you for sharing this!!!

miscellaneousme said...

So cute! Thanks for the sharing the tutorial!!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Ivonne Loving said...

Hi! Just dropping by to tell you I included this post in my weekly round-up. Thank for always having great quality posts to choose from.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Love the colors - those flowers do look great for Walmart. Thanks for sharing!

Sana said...

wow, it looks so impressive and very beautiful, the best thing for display in the right season :)

xoxoxo

Swiss Affordable Hotels

Treasures said...

What a clever and creative idea!

Joanna said...

Hi there! I think this idea is darling and was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

soooo pretty!! You have so much patience!! but they are beautiful!

I host a Friday link party I would love you to join sometime if you are interested.

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What a cute idea, makes the eggs look way better!

Sunshine and Lavender said...

This is such a sweet idea... love it! Thanks so much for sharing! ~Alison

Erin said...

Adore! So bright and colorful - and I get to use my hot glue gun! Can't wait to try it this weekend

My Crafty Little Page said...

Yikes - these are darling. I have the cutest bunny made of hydrangea petals - he needs some eggs to watch over! :) Nancy

Buttercup Bliss said...

This is the cutest project!!! I wish I had seen it in time to make some for Easter. I may still try to do them and just make them round instead of egg shaped. Thanks for sharing such a precious project!

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