DIY PAPER SNOWFLAKE EASTER EGGS Revisited
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Unless you live in a self-made iglo-settlement (DIY or die!) somewhere in the vast snow-scape that is Antarctica, I‘m sure you’ve noticed by now that SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!! It’s true, ditch the mittens, the wollen blankets disguised as shawls and the hot cocoa – wait, maybe not the cocoa – because Hallelujah, the sun has come out!
Now, whether this gets you all excited, because you too are madly in love with peonies (and the internet suggests that must be) or have come to realize that your vitamin D insufficiency is much more severe than initially assumed, or whether this leaves you crawled up in bed in misery, whining because you miss the cold wind pressing against your cheeks, sledding and freakin SANTA, no worries, I’ve got you covered.
I’ve taken the liberty of revisiting a DIY project from last year that – as I find – forms the perfect synergy between winter and spring, Christmas and Easter, the delicacy of ice crystals and – well, eggs.
I made these recycled paper snowflake Easter eggs last year in a more colorful version with pink and orange snowflakes adorning white eggs. This year, I decided to keep the look even simpler by wrapping classic white snowflakes around brown eggs.
The paper looks so delicate, it reminds me of lace.
Am I the only who feels like I’m preparing a spring wedding reception now?
This craft is not only super easy (and adorable!), it also doesn’t require many supplies. It‘ likely you either have paper snowflakes lying around from your last Christmas-is-coming-get-out-the-tinsel freak-out that happened in like, October. Or, you can whip up a few new ones in just a few minutes flat – no more than a pair of scissors and some sheets of paper required. And believe me, just a few flakes will go a long way.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- hard-boiled egg
- paper snowflake
- glue stick
Step 1: Start by placing the paper snowflake on the egg, trying different positions until you have decided on which parts you would like to use. Remember that you are trying to fit a flat, 2-dimensional shape onto a round, 3-dimensional item. This means you might not fit the entire design onto the egg.
Step 2: Cut the snowflake into smaller pieces so that it will fit nicely onto the egg. The middle part of the flake usually works easiest.
The more complex the shapes you choose, the more interesting the end result willl look. But you can also layer more and more bits and pieces of different flakes until you are happy with the density of the design and the overall outcome.
Step 3: Using a glue stick, carefully apply adhesive to the back of the flake. Flip the paper around and starting at the middle, place it onto the the egg where desired. Use your finger nail to carefully press the edges down. Folds might occur. Don’t worry about those though. Most of them can be smoothed out, the others will be hardly noticeable.
Don‘t forget to re-use the same paper flakes for several eggs designs.
Happy marriage – um, I mean, Happy Easter!