Last year after Easter I picked up a "carton" of wonderful plain white decorating eggs on clearance at Wal-Mart. Cheap is not the word. I was thrilled to find them in my stash this year and couldn't wait to get started on decorating them. I mulled over a ton of options, and after much thought ended up going with the simplest idea of all: using stamps and vintage-inspired ink. It's times like these that I'm thankful for my past life as a scrapbooker! I had everything I needed to get started.
I started off with the eggs. The package label says they're plastic, but I didn't think they felt anything like plastic at all. They looked and felt more like paper mache to me (which I liked).
You can always use whatever words you'd like, but I chose to use some true Easter words:
I used my rubber alphabet stamps and a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in "tea dye" for a more vintage look.
I toyed with the idea of coloring the eggs as well but decided they made more of a statement in plain white. I felt I had enough color between the Easter confetti I was using (around $1 a bag at Wal-Mart) and the gorgeous bowls they were displayed in. You'll be hearing more about the bowls in future posts.
I loved the combination of the plain, vintage look of the eggs with the more modern and colorful look that the bowls brought to the vignette.
I mean, what's not to love?
And guess what? Wal-Mart is carrying them again this year!
Not like I picked up any more of them or anything for next year...(can you say $1.98?).
So there's still time to pick some up and just have fun with it!
I really can't believe Easter is right around the corner, can you? It's so odd that it falls only 10 days after St. Patrick's Day this year! I still have Easter cupcakes to make. Hopefully I can share them with you but I have a feeling that time is running out for that! And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our Vintage Charm party!
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