Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rubber Stamped Easter Eggs....Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

 easter chicks
Easter is almost here, but if you hop to it, time for Easter crafting remains!
easter chicks
I put together some fun Easter eggs using paper mache eggs that I picked up at Michaels Craft Store and the Easter Chicks UM stamps from Club Scrap of course!
easter chicks
The first step was grabbing some light weight paper for wrapping the eggs, any text weight will work well, so grab some copy paper or newsprint, anything cheep (get it?...cheep, cheep!) I cut mine into 4"x6" pieces, just make sure they are large enough to cover your eggs. Then color paper with sprays, color washes, stamping ink, anything you happen to have around - after dry, rubber stamp with Easter themed quotes and wishes, now you're ready for egg wrappin'.
easter chicks

easter chicks
Cut slits on both sides of the wrapping paper allowing the paper to wrap around the ends of the egg.

Then spread a nice layer of glue onto the backside of the wrapping paper, and attach to the egg.

Use your fingers to mold, press, squish and adhere the paper to the egg.

Add a little glue if it dried too quickly for you, like it did to me.  Also, I could have trimmed off the extra paper on the ends for easiler wrapping, you might as well make it easier on yourself.

Smooth out the paper against the egg to make sure there aren't many hidded air bubbles.

It's not a perfect looking thing for sure, but I think that's part of the charm of handmade stuff!

For a little added embellishment, I grabbed some of the fun colored waxed linen received from past CS monthly fibers paks, and wrapped the eggs with it.

Once the eggs were done, I found all kinds of places I could put them....

Of course there is the basket....but since I didn't want to have all my eggs in one basket heheeeeee I grabbed one of my Mom's canning jars, put a little moss on the bottom of it, and added the eggs.

The Easter Chicks UM stamp set has the perfect "Happy Easter" greeting for stamping a tag and attaching onto the opening of the jar.

I promise you won't end up with "egg on your face" if you do this little Easter project!

Wishing you a day that is sunny-side up, but most importantly, wishing you a blessed Easter!

Thanks for looking,