I'm on an egg decorating kick right now. Today I completed these:
They're decoupaged with cut-outs from a vintage Ladies Home Journal. Here's how I did it:
First, punch holes in either end of the egg like this:
I found if you use a strong straight pin and punch small holes in a circle like that, you can remove the center and have a decent sized hole. Next, blow out the yolk. Better yet, get a kid to do it.
Rather than dump all those yolks down the drain, make yourself some quiches!* I added broccoli, ham, swiss cheese and ground pepper to some roll-out pie crust. So easy!
Next, find some images that inspire you. I chose this:
Then cut out the parts you like. Here's how I made the miniature album covers egg. . .
First, coat the egg in Mod Podge (or your favorite decoupage), apply your paper cut-outs, then add more decoupage over top.
Keep layering it until it's covered. When the paper gets saturated it becomes more pliable. I used my fingers to smooth the rough edges.
Leave one of the holes open so you can add a hanging device. When it's dry, squirt some hot glue in the hole and insert a ribbon.
Tie the ends in a bow around the base and you're finished!
Here's how I made my shrunken egghead. . .
First, I painted an egg with nail polish and cut out Sofia Loren's lips and eyeballs:
Again, coat the egg in Mod Podge (or your favorite decoupage), apply your paper cut-outs, then add more decoupage over top and smooth down the rough edges when the paper becomes pliable.
Hot glue some hair on top and Viola!
Nothing says Happy Easter like a sexy shrunken egghead!