Monday, April 6, 2009
Tea-themed Easter eggs
If you're a reader of Martha Stewart Living magazine, or even if you just saw one while standing in the grocery store checkout line, you probably noticed the cover of the April 2009 issue with some lovely silhouette design Easter eggs. Inside are directions on making those eggs as well as others made with decorative paper napkins, so I spent part of a rainy afternoon yesterday making one of each, with results I didn't think were too bad for my first attempt.
The great thing about making these eggs was that I already had all the supplies I needed. In addition to some wooden eggs I've had forever (and you can use real eggs, blown out), I had paints, Mod Podge, embroidery scissors, a tea-themed punch and some pretty paper napkins.
Punching and painting was easy. The hardest part of making my blue and white egg was cutting out the individual motifs and then separating the top layer of the three-ply napkin. Once that was done, it was super easy to apply the decoupage medium and affix the napkin design to the egg. The punched teapots were a little harder, because the scrapbooking paper I used was thicker, so I had to use the Mod Podge both to affix it and to seal it. If you want to see how the pros do it, be sure to check out the latest issue of Martha!