There is still lots of snow in my neck of the woods but I have that spring feeling starting to unfurl from deep inside. What a joyous time of the year! It’s early yet but soon nature will come back to life, the trees will start to bud, the grass will turn from brown to green and we humans will come out of our winter hibernation. I am not a winter-loving Canadian but that cold season certainly makes me appreciate Spring!
Easter is just around the corner. I want to share an easy way to decorate eggs and celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour. The kids will enjoy this project too. The end result is beautiful in it’s imperfection. So let’s get to it!
First of all you will need some paper napkins. I have used these lovelies available here. One napkin does a couple of eggs (or more) so you will have lots of napkins left over for Easter dinner. Of course, you can also use any pretty paper napkins you have on hand.
You will also need some Fusion Transfer Gel available here. You will have lots left over for future projects that I will be sharing. It’s an amazing product you can use to transfer images (that you print with your printer) onto a tray, a table top or any number of possibilities!
Grab a pair of scissors, and a cheap craft paintbrush.
You will need to peel the under layers of the napkin away so that you are just left with the thinnest printed layer. Then cut this into 1/2 inch strips.
You can either boil your eggs or poke a tiny hole in either end and blow out the innards. I did the latter and we enjoyed the eggs for breakfast.
Dip the egg in some water so that is damp. Start to apply the strips of napkin. You may want to wet the strips as well so they stay in place as you work. Cover the entire surface of the egg with strips of the paper napkin. You can easily tear off any excess paper ends.
Finally, using the paint brush, apply a thin layer of the Fusion Transfer Gel to the entire egg. Set aside to dry. A baker’s cooling rack works well. The eggs will be dry in less than an hour.
Thanks for joining me for my first craft tutorial. Happy Spring!