There must be a million ways to decorate an Easter egg without having to rely on boxed kits.
The book Artful Eggs (Lark Books, $19.95) shares 72. From beading and gold leafing to fiber and rhinestones, there’s a style for anyone, even the pickiest of crafters.
But before you dive into the projects, take time to cruise through the convenient “Egg-Cyclopedia.” It offers the do’s and don’ts of decorating and goes into the variations, explaining how to boil and/or blow them out and make nifty drying trays from foam and bamboo skewers.
Easter may be days away, but Artful Eggs will keep your creativity prepped for next year. In the meantime, try this fun and easy placeholder idea.
Easter Egg Placeholders
(from Artful Eggs)
Terra-cotta pots, 4 inches tall
Acrylic paints and brushes
Decorative stickers or paper scrapbook embellishments
Directions: Decorate the pots with the acrylic paints or use glue to add ribbon. Apply stickers and/or paper scrapbook embellishments to the eggs and apply the name with letter stickers or a marker. Fill the pot with the excelsior and rest the egg on top.
Peace, love, and glitter!