Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Easter Egg

Looking at all of the gorgeous springtime pictures pinned on Pinterest inspired me to whip up another decorative Easter egg over the weekend.  It feels kind of vintage to me and I'm really lurving it!


It's a pretty easy but oh-so-time-consuming project.  The kind best tackled snuggled on the couch watching a movie or ten ;)  If your up to the hot-gluing challenge - here's the breakdown...

Start with an egg shape  (I found these eggs filled with Pop Rocks at both the Dollar Store and Walmart - I like the size and that they're flat on the bottom)



Since the colors were a little...um, bold, I sprayed the eggs with a beige paint for plastics

Cut fabric strips (for the mini rosettes) 1 inch wide by 4 1/2 inches long (I used two coordinating cotton fabrics from a Quick Cuts Stax)


To make the rosette, start by folding a strip of fabric in half longways


With the fold facing up, fold the right corner to start the rosette



Release the lengthways fold and wind the strip around the center, twisting as you go to create the rosette



Hot glue the edge of the fabric to the underside of the now-formed rosette



To assemble, hot glue the rosettes to the egg (I ended up using approximately 250 rosettes - there's alot of gluing here!)



For the finishing touch, I glued in a few hydrangea petals that I had left over from the Hydrangea Easter Eggs


I am thrilled with the result!  Here's the inspiration board again


And here's a little Easter vignette


Luckily the weather is still unseasonable chilly, or I don't think I would have finished it in a weekend!

49 comments:

Jill said...

What a gorgeous egg! I haven't seen this done before - great idea!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

southernscraps said...

Beautiful egg!

Claire said...

Just wanted you to know how much your easter egg hydrangeas inspired me-I've featured them today on my blog so you may get some visitors!! Thanks for your creativity! Claire

Brandy J. said...

So sweet and cute! I love it!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, it's GORGEOUS!! I love your version...and I loved your 'watching a movie...or ten'!!! I'm rubbish at crafting when I'm watching the tv. I either miss what's on, or I mess up what I'm doing. No good at all!!

Sarahx

Shell said...

That looks so pretty! I so don't have the patience for it, though!

Jamie said...

Thank you for sharing this on More The Merrier Monday. I'm following you now as well.

Lisa said...

I can see why this took so long! I made some of those rosettes for another project and it took forever. I can't imagine making so many! But it's worth it because your egg came out great! Beautiful!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

cute!!! I´ll feature on my blog. Hope you don´t mind
hugs from Brazil

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That looks like it took forever! But it turned out really pretty.

Thanks for visiting!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

This is such a cute idea! I love the bright pink flowers. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That is so cute! I appreciate the amount of time it took with those little fabric rosettes. You displayed the egg perfectly!

The McCutcheons said...

I love this!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

Beautiful...I love Easter and your eggs fit in so well with all of the fun decor for the holiday...now if I could just get you to make me one...hehe!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

thanks so much for linking up!! this is really cute! worth the work i'd say. crafting does tend to get to be time consuming, eh? haha oh well at least its enjoyable :)

Tracy said...

oooh! very pretty! I can see they are a bit labor intensive, but who cares as long as it's fun, right?

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I am amazed by this. never seen anything like it. so cool.

kathryn
-thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Kathleen Ellis said...

Egg-dorable! (sorry, couldn't help it!) You do have the patience for these projects...and they come out so beautifully!
Have a beautiful evening~
;-D Kathleen

grammy and papi said...

LOVE the egg!! Don't know if I have the patience to make one right now, but may have to try it later. Thanks for sharing.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

This is gorgeous! You did a great job- adore the colors :)

Judy said...

That does look time consuming...but it really came out beautiful. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

MarieElizabeth said...

Beautiful - definitely worth your time.

Holiday Snob said...

That is so sweet--love it--we are a follower of yours now!! http://holidaysnobs.blogspot.com/

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

What a gorgeous egg! It just gives off such a soft, feminine/ spring time vibe. I can only imagine how many times I would have burned myself attempting this!

Kerri said...

Your egg turned out super cute...looks like a lot of work though! :)

Amanda said...

Your egg looks wonderful, so cute and feminine!

Those little flowers are just darling!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

How sweet and original. Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Sue said...

Another great egg! This one is just as sweet. :-)

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love this! I would have never had the patience to make all of those rosettes! You did an awesome job! Thanks for stopping by and linking, have a wonderful weekend!

Ladybird Ln said...

What a clever idea, I love the egg you used, looks darling!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Carlee
ladybirdln.com

Terri said...

Thanks for the tutorial on these rosette eggs; You know you can always present it with a little grand standing, like you have here, since it may be one of a kind; in case we don't have time to make two. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

Patricia Torres said...

oh gorgeous!! you make it look so easy.. Im going to have to try this as well.. :-)

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

This is so beautiful!! Great job!
New follower :)
Hope you can stop by for a visit at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

House Revivals said...

Your Easter egg is so pretty! LOVE it! Thank You for visiting House Revivals -- I'm following you back :)
~Amanda

Southern Fried Gal said...

Very pretty. I applaud your patience and wish I had a little more to do something so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Sana said...

oh god, its soo pretty looking thing and the best thing is that you can make it at home with a little effort and creativity, just too good.. great job done

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shopannies said...

very pretty I am going to share with my teen daughter I think it will keep her busy

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

So cute! I love it!

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

all i can say is WOW!

kisses
heather

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a darling project!

Thank you ever so much for linking up.

I do hope you have a glorious weekend.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Wow! This turned out so cute!! Great job!
I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
xoxo,
Vanessa

neli said...

Beautifull!!!!!!

ShantyGirl said...

What a beautiful egg! Thanks for sharing tutorial
Sherry

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so darling! I love the little extra touch of the flowers. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday! :-)
Vanessa

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Really lovely!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

April said...

this is adorable! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

Jessabells said...

visiting via Skip to my Lou

Adorable egg!! So cute.

Michelle said...

So sweet! It came out great! I am a new follower and visiting from Creative Itch!! Love your blog!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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