We've all seen them. In fact, we've probably all bought them. Those bright plastic Easter Eggs at the dollar store, at the supermarket, at the Walmart. They are everywhere at this time of year. And they are perfectly fine on their own, they hold just enough jelly beans to keep a 4 year old hyper for hours and they look cute hanging from the tree in the front yard.
But I wanted to do something different this year. Honestly I just bought them because there were some squishy rubbery reptiles tucked into the top of the package. I honestly don't know what THAT was about. But I wanted them to add to my grandsons' package I'm sending off today. I promise I will get to the post office and do that today.
The last time I was in Michael's, I bought some Mod Podge (a crafter's miracle tool in my opinion) and some black and white crafting sheets from the $2 bin - love those $2 bins at Michael's. And this is what I came up with for my plastic Easter Eggs.
Simple black and white patterned eggs nestled in the bird's nest on the early spring mantel. Just enough contract to add some interest without going overboard.
After the eggs were completely covered, I smoothed the paper down with my fingers as best as I could. Then I applied a final coat of the Mod Podge to seal the whole egg and let them dry for a couple of hours.
Not your traditional eggs. We're not celebrating Easter this year but concentrating on preparing a new vegetable garden. So I'm not going overboard but just adding a few extra touches around the house to remind us of this special season.
Just because I'm not cooking a big dinner and having a bunch of people over, does that mean the Easter Bunny will skip us this year?