DIY | Easter Eggs!

DIY Easter Eggs
Happy April Fool’s Day, y’all, but don’t worry! This post isn’t a joke because we have some seriously wonderful Easter eggs that I made with my roommates this weekend! We pulled out all the stop, using confetti, flash tattoos, rubber bands, and paper towels (all common household things here) to make whatever we could. There were some failed attempts that come with every egg dyeing experience, but overall I think we did a great job!
DIY Easter Eggs
There’s no real way to instruct someone how to dye eggs other than telling them to follow the instructions on the box, but we will show you how to change it up a bit to get instantly better-looking eggs than the rest of your friends’.
Materials:
– hard-boiled eggs
egg dyeing kit ($2 at HEB)
– paper towels
– plastic spoons
– flash tattoos
– confetti ($1 at HEB)
– rubber bands
– Mod Podge
– paint or sponge brush
– anything else you’d want to decorate with!
Tie Dye Eggs
These eggs are not time-consuming to make, but you do have to have a hand free to hold your egg while the dye sets.
DIY Easter Eggs Tie Dye
Simply wrap a paper towel around your egg, and start dripping small amounts of dye onto the paper towel, ensuring that the dye is actually touching the egg underneath. The colors will bleed and spread, so be careful! Hang on to your egg with the top of the paper towel for about five minutes before revealing your tie dye masterpiece!
 
 
Confetti Eggs (or Inside-out Cascarones)
Confetti is hard to deal with sometimes. Mod Podge is also hard to deal with sometimes. Put them together and you’ve probably got a mess. But put them together neatly onto an Easter egg and the mess is well worth it!
DIY Easter Eggs Confetti
Split your egg up into invisible quadrants so the Mod Podge wouldn’t be dry by the time you start placing confetti. Paint on some Mod Podge in your quadrant. I started out just gently rolling the egg in the paper confetti, but a lot of the material had multiple layers and wouldn’t stick. Instead, lay out a single layer of confetti on a sheet of paper and roll your egg, or you can be super picky and individually place each piece of confetti like I did. The latter doesn’t take as long as you think; I promise!
 
 
Flash Tattoo Eggs
Making eggs beautiful has never been easier! You can dye your eggs (and let them totally dry) before you apply tattoos, or you can just go for it. We did a few of both and they all turned out well!
DIY Easter Eggs Flash Tattoo Egg
Cut out the tattoo and apply it according to its instructions. The only hard part is to be extra careful in making sure that the tattoo doesn’t slide around before it’s completely stuck down.
There you have it! We had so much fun making these Easter eggs, and I hope y’all do, too! If you try any of these post pictures and let us know what you think!
What are you doing for Easter? What’s your favorite part about Easter?




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DIY | Watercolor Shamrock Garland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!
DIY Shamrock Garland
We have a super cute shamrock garland for y’all to make (and I promise the hardest part is cutting it out).
DIY Shamrock Garland Materials
Here’s what you’re gonna need:
– scissors
– clover template (I used this one)
– cardstock or even watercolor paper if you have some
– watercolor palette
– glass of water (or two if you’re thirsty)
– paintbrush
– embroidery thread or baker’s twine
– needle
– Mod Podge
– toothpick
– glitter glue (optional)
DIY Shamrock Garland Watercolor Painting
STEP 1: Once you’ve acquired your supplies, get to painting! Be sure your watercolor is wet enough so you can have varying shades and vibrancies on your little clovers. I like to use the extra well in my palette’s lid to make more diluted colors to have a wider range of color. I had to use three full sheets of paper to have enough shamrocks to spell out what I wanted with a couple mistakes and extras. Please, please wait until your sheets are completely dry to start stenciling! Paper also likes to curl up when wet, so stack some heavy books on top after the pages dry to flatten them out (thank you, Norton Anthology of English Literature).
STEP 2: With the outlined shape here, scale the image down to 32% (an option on Print dialog box) before printing one to use as a stencil. I traced its thin edges with a thicker black marker, but if you’re confident with cutting out curvy shapes you can leave it as is. Cut out your template shape.

STEP 3: Here comes the more tedious part. Trace your template onto the back of your watercolored paper so you don’t have to worry about seeing pen or pencil marks on your beautiful art. Include small (about 1/3 in. x 1/2 in.) tabs on the clovers’ tops for hanging later on. Begin cutting out your shamrocks, ensuring that you don’t cut off your tabs (I did this a few times)! Move the paper rather than scissors around all the dips and turns.
DIY Shamrock Garland Cut-outs
STEP 4: Write out your letters in glitter glue and wait to dry. Apply a small amount of Mod Podge with the toothpick onto the tab’s end 1/8 inch. Carefully stick the tab to the back of the shamrock, forming a small loop for the thread to travel through.
DIY Shamrock Garland Letters
STEP 5: You’re nearly finished! Thread whatever string you’re using for the garland, then carefully pass the needle in the gap between the adhered tab and the back of the clover. Make sure you keep all your letters in order!
We hope y’all had a shamrockin’ St. Patty’s Day! Tell us how you celebrated today in the comments!




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