Easter Eggs for Spring Decorations

I recently finished assembling these sweet eggs for Easter and spring decorating. The pastel colored glittered eggs were found at Hobby Lobby some time ago. I knew they had tremendous potential and I was certain something would evolve and it did, 9 months later. Thank goodness my studio has storage space.

Millinery, Eggs, and Ribbon

Millinery, Eggs, and Ribbon

The eggs sit on a paper base which was made from two sheets of paper with matte board sandwiched between. The underside has sheet music and the top side was printed with the phrase “Welcome Spring” throughout in moss green ink. An oval was cut with pinking sheers to give it a kicky edge. A button was glued on the bottom of the egg to give the egg something to sit on and give a larger surface area for the glue to adhere to.

My luscious supply of vintage millinery

My luscious supply of vintage millinery

Vintage lace trim was added to ribbon and after drying the ribbon was  wrapped around the middle of the egg.  Eileen’s Fabric Glue is wonderful to use as it adheres fabric to fabric quickly and dries clear. Vintage millinery and leaves were chosen for coordinating to the egg color and then the flowers were assembled on the top and sides of the egg.

Adding lace trim to the ribbons with fabric glue.

Adding lace trim to the ribbons with fabric glue.

To transition from the egg to the base, I pinked a “ribbon” of ivory-colored crepe paper and sewed a basting stitch down the middle. Upon gathering the collar, it was tucked under the egg and gave the piece the finishing touch.

Ribbon with Lace Trim

Ribbon with Lace Trim

The eggs have a sweet heirloom quality to them and are reminiscent of some of my mother’s vintage decorations. Happy Spring!

Easter Eggs Finished with Crepe Paper Collar and Base

Easter Eggs Finished with Crepe Paper Collar and Base

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