I’ve been thinking a lot about Easter this year – last year, Easter fell into the time-suck between my Masters thesis defense and the wedding, and basically every year before that Easter turned into a hybrid birthday celebration for me with my family. This year, Matt and I are doing it alone, and spending our first married Easter at home – which means its time to bust out the bunnies and ham (er… or vegetarian alternatives to ham)!
First up – Easter eggs. I’ve seen some amazing things being done with Easter eggs across the internet, but this basket of glitter eggs really inspired me. Paired with pastels and bunnies, these totally shout “Easter!”; but they’re versatile enough that they could also be used in other decor items during other times of the year without that Easter vibe. So yesterday, I spent the majority of the day with my hands covered in glitter and craft glue, constructing an almost-dozen of my own.
Required materials: wooden eggs, turquoise glitter, tacky glue, foam brush, paint brush, wax paper, and optional shiny-finish Modge Podge.
A couple of things to note: I decided to go with wooden eggs for several reasons – I didn’t want to inadvertently eat any glitter when trying to bust open one of the hardboiled eggs, because you know that would end up happening, and edible glitter is much more expensive than regular glitter. I also wanted something reusable that I could keep and use throughout the year (or next Easter), so real eggs didn’t really fit the bill.
I also added a coat of Modge Podge (using the foam brush) after the eggs had dried and the extra glitter had been brushed off. If you use glitter a lot (like I do) you know that it can still end up getting everywhere even if you think you have it firmly secured. The Modge Podge helps it stay put for evaaaah.
Throw these bad boys in a basket with some green paper grass, and you have a bright, vibrant, reusable set of glitter Easter eggs.
I can’t wait to put the rest of my Easter table together – bunnies and all!