Designer DIY Easter Eggs

Ooooh, I’m so upset I missed this!

Though Easter is long since over, here are some lovely Easter eggs designed for Vogue.com by some brands you may have heard of…like Chanel, Jason Wu and Rag & Bone.  The assortment uses materials such as buttons, glitter, quartz spikes, lilac flowers, washi paper, and lace to embellish a variety of eggs ranging from ostrich eggs to chocolate to papier mâché to local certified organic hen’s eggs.  (I’m partial to the glowing gold egg and the rocker-style biker chic egg with its own mini-jacket myself!)  Check out the pretty and file away in the DIY inspiration file for next year…

Designer Easter Egg Slideshow at Vogue.com

Which one speaks to your inner fashionista?

And if you’re wanting even more ideas to store away for 2012, there’s always Martha Stewart’s Gallery of Easter Egg Ideas. (62 of ’em!)

xoxox

Carly

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Happy Easter!

Easter for us just means a lot of family fun: colorful baskets brimming with toys and chocolate bunnies and jellybeans; cinnamon rolls for breakfast; a midnight snack and a handwritten note left out for the Easter Bunny; an Easter egg hunt in the garden [in the Portland rain]; playing with a new set of dominoes, learning Go Fish, watching Wow Wow Wubbzy as he paints Easter eggs; eating an evening meal filled with fresh Spring foods.

Oh, and if you’re in a crafty mood – you could also make my DIY $4 Easter Wreath from all those leftover eggs from the hunt!

 Hope everyone’s having a wonderful Sunday – no matter what you celebrate!

xoxox

Carly

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DIY: $4 Easter Wreath

I meant to post this yesterday so you’d have time to try this before Easter, but I fell asleep early and slacked a little bit.  If you decide to make this, I hope it’s still in time!  (Sorry about that.)

I saw this lovely Easter wreath at Target, but since it was $19.99 (and similar ones were equally-priced at Jo-Ann’s)…you can guess what went through my mind.

DIY it for less!

So a quick trip to the Dollar Tree later, about 10 minutes assembling it at home with Lil Tot, and now I have an Easter decoration I’m really proud of.

How to Make a $4 Easter Wreath

You Need:
*1 pack of Dollar Tree plastic Easter Eggs (I found some pretty pastel speckled ones)
*2 Dollar Tree leafy garlands
*1 Dollar Tree wreath base (I chose a medium size)

*floral wire (or any thin, bendable wire – you may be able to get at the Dollar store, though I didn’t look)
*wire-cutters
*hot glue and glue gun

How-To:

1. Hea t up your glue gun.

2. Using lengths of wire, attach one leafy garland around the perimeter or your wreath base.  (I circled the wire around the garland + wreath, and tied the ends like a twist-tie, twisting multiple times until it was secure.  Then I folded the cut ends of the wire in-between the wreath wicker pieces so there were no sharp edges sticking out.)

3. Add the second leafy garland around the wreath, paying attention to any bare spots left by the first.

4. Close all the plastic eggs.  Squeeze hot glue onto an egg; press egg onto wreath in order to camouflage a wire tie.

5. Continue with all the eggs, paying attention to color, placement, and angle.


You’re done! Hang somewhere and admire.:-)

Since I got the eggs, 2 garlands, and the wreath at the Dollar store (and already had hot glue, wire, and wire cutters on hand), the project cost me a total of 4 DOLLARS.

You could also, if you were particularly enterprising, paint a layer of clear or pastel glitter on your eggs to make them even more like the $19.99 Target/Jo-Ann version.

Bwahahahaha!

Happy DIY’ing!
xoxox
Carly

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