Hey friends! Here to share a quick Easter idea as part of the link party going on at Centsational Girl! Kate showcases THE most wonderful home projects you can imagine and she always keeps our dollars and "cents" in mind along with a can-do do it herself attitude. Love that!
I decided to do a little paper mache easter egg project this year using some fun vintage papers for covering my batch of blown eggs this year. For the last few breakfasts, I've been determinedly emptying the contents of the eggs so that I could stockpile a few shells for decorating.
Let's take a look at some of the papers I gathered for my project...
I grabbed some vintage book print, sheet music and a Vogue pattern and instructions.
Next, I trimmed everything into skinny strips using a paper cutter except the actual sewing pattern. For that fine paper, i just tore into small pieces.
The mix is pretty runny...to the consistency of thin pancake batter.
Next up...get messy! Dip the papers into the paper mache glue mixture, strip off the excess liquid and randomly apply to the egg shells. Dry time was approximately overnight and for my patience I was rewarded with a cute pile of vintagey eggs! Each one has it's own charm but I think the sewing pattern one is my fave!