Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lace Easter Eggs

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Spring is here (finally!) and Easter is around the corner - time to start decorating some eggs! These delicate lace eggs are simple to make and will last for many Easters to come. They are one of my #12MonthsofMartha projects for March and were inspired by some ceramic eggs decorated with lace that my grandma used to have displayed on her dining table at Easter.

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I decoupaged Martha Stewart lace to plain paper mache eggs. I like the combination of the natural brown egg with the lace, but you could also paint the egg any color you want before adding the lace!

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Supplies for Lace Eggs




How to Make Lace Eggs


1. Determine where you want to place the lace on the egg, and then wrap a piece around to gauge how much you will need. Trim to fit.

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2. Brush a layer of decoupage glue on the back side of the lace.

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3. Brush another layer of decoupage glue on the area of the egg where you will be putting the lace.

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4. Wrap the lace around the egg, adhering it by pressing down with your fingers.

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5. Let your eggs dry 1-2 hours before sealing them with another layer of decoupage. I dried them on my Martha Stewart glitter tray which also works perfectly for drying eggs!

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6. To seal the eggs, I covered the whole egg with the decoupage glue. This gave a consistent sheen across the egg. Use your brush to smooth out any "pools" of glue that get caught between the lace. Let dry another 1-2 hours. If needed, apply another coat to seal completely.

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Want to see what other fun crafts bloggers have made as part of the 12 Months of Martha program? Just search the hashtag #12MonthsofMartha on Instagram or Pinterest to follow along!

This is post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as part of the #12MonthsofMartha program. All content and opinions are my own.

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