Cheesy or cheery? Depends on your view, I guess, but the other day I had the sudden thought, "Why not decorate an Easter egg to look like a teapot?" Last year I decorated some with teapots (shown here), but I'm not sure I've actually seen one decorated where the egg is the body of the teapot.
I had this leftover wooden egg from last year's efforts, already painted pink, so I just started gluing on seed beads and tiny buttons that were in my scrapbooking stash.
I made a handle and spout of scrapbooking paper. Getting these just right was the hardest part!
Next, more beaded bling. (Cupcake liners are good for holding beads during crafting.)
Finally, a round pearl "knob" for the top of the teapot. If I'd had this idea earlier I would definitely have made more of these, but I wanted to go ahead and share the idea in case some of you are in a crafty Easter mood this week! Next time, I think I'd like to use real eggshells (with the eggs blown out, of course) to make more delicate creations. And if I needed a craft for kids, I would use good old plastic eggs for making teapot eggs. This egg idea may be half-cooked, but I think it has potential!
(And if you want to see some truly beautiful handcrafted Easter eggs, go here!)