Friday, 22 April 2011

Hand painted surprise eggs!

Hand painted surprise eggs by Torie Jayne


Years ago I remember seeing in a magazine some glass jars that had been painted on the inside and I loved how they looked. So I thought I would have a go at painting the inside of my clear plastic eggs. They looked great except for the ugly looking join. That was fixed by covering the join in gingham ribbon. I then filled them with chocolate Easter eggs and a little chick and hung them on my Easter tree! Now only if I could find time to finish my hand-made birds.....

Hand painted surprise eggs
What you will need:
12 transparent plastic eggs
Pink embroidery thread
Blue embroidery thread
12 White beads
Double sided tape
6 pink mini fluffy chicks
6 blue mini fluffy chicks
12 Foil wrapped chocolate eggs
Pink gingham ribbon 5mm wide
Blue gingham ribbon 5mm wide
Pink paint
Blue paint


Hand painted surprise eggs by Torie Jayne

Instructions
  1. Paint inside of top half of egg, leave to dry
  2. Paint inside of bottom half of egg, leave to dry
  3. Cut embroidery thread to size and thread ends through top of egg, thread a white bead through both ends of thread and knot
  4. Cut ribbon to size, and cover back in double side tape


  5. Hand painted surprise eggs by Torie Jayne

  6. Peel off double sided tape backing and carefully secure ribbon round open edge of top half of egg
  7. Place one chocolate egg inside bottom half of egg
  8. Add small fluffy chick to bottom half of egg
  9. Snap together


Hand-painted Easter surprise eggs!
Surprise Easter eggs

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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful eggs!! happy easter weekend darling.....love love Ria...xxx...

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  2. What a great idea!
    I love your wonderful and inspiring blog!

    Eva x

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  3. love your ideas so much :)

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable eggs! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

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  5. I haven't had much time to visit lately...but I wanted to come see what I knew would be wonderful Easter things! I'm not disappointed...the eggs are darling!

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