Sunday, April 3, 2011

Frosted Designs Show Me Sundays Post - Special Easter Eggs!

Each Sunday over at Frosted Designs, the Design Team takes turns posting for the Show me Sundays tutorial posts. Today is my turn.

For this weeks Show me Sundays, I thought I would continue with the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge theme from last week which was recycle/reuse. You can click here to see my project.

So using a Chinese take-out box leftover from Wednesday nights dinner, and some scraps of fabric, I put together a this cute Easter treat basket with eggs.
I know you all know how to make a basket from a take-out box. Cut off the flaps, add some ribbon, and a die cut of a bunny face and your done. 
This bunny face was cut using the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge. 
I also cut  2” ovals for the bunny feet.

Now, what I want to share with you today is how I made the 
pretty Easter eggs in the basket.
I made literally hundreds of these when I was quite young with my 
Mom for friends and family.
They make great gifts for kids filled with treats or small coins. 

 The basic supplies are a basic water based glue, plastic Easter eggs, scraps of pastel fabrics, rick rack, and decorative trim or ribbon.

Using a hand cut paper pattern in the shape of a flower petal, cut 6 petals from each of two coordinating fabrics.

I like to use plastic eggs that are similar in color to my fabrics I am using.
The plastic egg I used had a small hinge keeping the two halves together. 
If yours does too, just cut that part off. 
 You may have some of these around the house from the last Easter season. So this is a good way to recycle them.

 Starting with the large half of the egg, cover it with glue and then add six of the fabric pieces, alternating the fabrics. Be sure to smooth the pieces flat. 

Don’t worry if they do not match exactly since the seams will be covered later.

Trim excess fabric even with the bottom edge.

Repeat the process with the other half of the egg. 

 Trim excess with the inside edge of the egg so when the parts are put together everything matches.

 Cover seems on smaller egg half with rick rack. 

 Place another piece of rick rack around edge. 

 For the large half of the egg glue decorative trim or ribbon around bottom edge of egg. 

Add rick rack to cover seems and add a final piece of rick rack around egg just above the ribbon to cover edges.

 You can do the same with the small plastic eggs, just cut the petal pattern a bit smaller.

 Here are a few eggs I have done over the years. 

I usually have them in a decorative basket on my dining room table during
the spring season. 

Hope you will try them and create your own special bunny basket.


Pat N. said...

Beautiful, love how they look. I just might have to try that!--Pat N.

Kate said...

This is fabulous!! Those eggs look fantastic! Thanks for the picture tutorial too.

Jovan said...

Those eggs are just beautiful! I love this idea and that bunny!

Cindy said...

These are absolutely beautiful!! Too much work for me!! ha ha... Fabulous!!

4kids4 said...

These eggs are wonderful...thanks for the tutorial!!

~Sharon C.

LAscrapper said...

Wow!! What patience!!! They are beautiful! Very very creative! Thx for sharing!


Barbara said...

These are so pretty..a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing with us.

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