Let's be honest.Easter may be on its way, but spring has not officially begun.
Yes, we are being teased by occasional mild temperatures. But truth is, it is still freezing most of the time, I haven't stored away my hats and gloves yet, and I only just took down the last winter decorations.
Some of which were these paper snowflakes I made in my pre-Christmas phase of glee. I'm still desperately trying to feel merry and bright so I decided to recycle them rather than simply throw them out.
Of course this idea came to me after I had already shredded most of them to pieces in an attempt to take them down ever so gracefully...
Paper snowflakes are perfect for this project as they are super easy to make, but can look completely impressive with just a few cuts. The triangles contrast the round shape of the egg beautifully. And if you used plain white paper for the flake instead of colorful origami paper like I did, try dying the eggs first to make the geometric shapes pop!
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED for one paper snowflake Easter egg:
- hard-boiled egg
- paper snowflake
- decoupage glue or glue stick
Step 1: Start by laying out your paper snowflake and assessing which part of the flake you would like to "recycle". I typically make flakes with six points from colorful origami paper.
Play around by placing the snowflake onto the egg to see how it could fit. Remember that you are trying to fixate a flat 2D item onto a round 3D shape, so you won't be able to fit the entire snowflake onto the egg in one piece.
Step 2: Cut the snowflake into shape so it will fit nicely onto the egg. Using a glue stick or this decoupage technique, carefully glue the paper onto the egg. Cut off shapes or overlap where necessary.
Step 3: Keep adding bits and pieces of the flake until the egg is covered as much as you'd like it to be.
These make a great Easter decor, happy hunting!