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Monday, April 18, 2011

Recycled Easter Eggs

Happy Monday everyone!
Today I want to share my recycled easter eggs. This year I didn't buy any new, I recycled what we had last year. I saw a lot of techniques how to paint eggs and how to decorate. So here is what I came up with to used tissue papers. I love how it turned out. My lil kids had their own too photos next time :)
These are the finished eggs that I decorated.
Plastic easter eggs from last year, I washed it and put it in a ziploc bag.

Used tissue papers, I crumpled them like this..

Then cut a piece to wrap the plastic egg.

Finished wrap with the crumpled tissue papers. Ready to decorate...

I used flowers, fussy yarns, ribbons, button, rhinestones, tulle, crocheted yarns to decorated these easter eggs.

Close up photos of the decorated easter eggs.

This basket I added crepe paper flowers that I made. Ready to put all the decorated eggs in it.

A close up to the flowers I made from crepe papers.

Links party I joined:
C.R.A.F.T. Earth Day Link Party
Running with Glitter Keeping It Simple Pink Paper Paradise Mondays @ All Things Fee! Boogieboard Cottage Craft Couture
Challenges I entered to:
Simply Create Egg-tra Special
The Crafty Pad Easter
Delightful Sketches Easter
Penny's Challenge Easter
Die Cut Dreams Easter

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are greatly appreciated.


c.w.frosting said...

Fun & colorful! Following from Flamingo Toes =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Saskia said...

Lovely eggs! Great idea!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Kerrie said...

Such a clever idea...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Second prize is awarded to a randomly chosen comment left for a entry on MIM. Comment must state that entry was seen on MIM to be eligible.

Anita said...

Stunning and colorful! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Julye said...

These look fab and far nicer than the plastic ones tyanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

Grace said...

I saw this on MIM and had to come see! How fun and what a great idea! TFS!

Rebecca Ednie said...

very pretty colours. I've never seen eggs decorated that way before. Thanks for playing with us at the OCC.

Mummylade said...

This is such a wonderful creation and very cleverly recycled. Thank you so much for participating in the DCD Easter challenge with it!

aqualeiga said...

Fab idea, and so much more satisfying & fun to make too! Kids would love to get involved with this project! Really glad you decided to join us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Easter challenge.....good luck! Hugs, Ali x

Linda said...

Very cute idea....I need to do this!!
Thank you for joining us as Simply Create for our Egg challenge. Hope to see more of your creative work for the next challenge.

Tracey said...

These look fabulous & what a great idea :)

Martha (MM) said...

How pretty!! :-)

ike said...

These are really great - what a brilliant idea. Love your Blog page design :-D
Thank you for playing at Simply Create.

Ike xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a clever idea!

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad this week!


Fot said...

awww such a super idea, love this im going to scraplift these and play around with my grandchildren, fun idea.I'm peeking in from "Make It Monday"
Deb foti

Pinkllilac said...

Love your eggs Rleen and what a great idea to recycle.
Hugs Linda

Deb.x said...

Hi there Rleen, just popping by all the whoopsi daisy DT to say a quick hello - looking forards to working with you - great work, love the eggs & the idea of recycling - I have endless supplies of lovely things I just can't throw away in the hope of using someday, but dont get round to using them as often as I'd like! Deb.x