Thursday, February 23, 2012

Faberge Inspired Easter Eggs

These little beauties were inspired by one of my first Pinterest "pins" and they've been on my to do list for over 6 months. I thought I would only make one or two, but these innocent little eggs have taken on a life of their own and inspired an avalanche of other projects.  Here's a sneak peak of what I've done so far, and there's more to come!

Materials:
Large Styrofoam egg (3 7/8 x 5 7/8)
4 pieces cardstock (12x12)
Pins or corsage pins (about 125)
Flower paper punch/die cut machine
First: Cut out lots and lots and lots of paper flowers....I had carpel tunnel syndrome symptoms by the time I was done with this thick glitter paper.  My wrists and  I suggest using Martha Stewart glitter paper.  It's much thinner and isn't as painful if you're punching it out by hand.
Next: Overlap the flowers and pin to the egg.
My cute mom gave me these shiny pins, but there weren't enough, so....
I bought some cheap ones and spray painted them.
These pins are short so I added some clear adhesive glue to each one before I poked them in.
Finished product!
Its ready for its close up!

I used corsage pins on the second one and they went in much easier.
I added just a touch of glittered petals to this one.
I couldn't stop at two so I had to make just one more.
I love the patterned blossom on this one.
Click here for a chance to win one of these eggs!

Have fun! Now go make the world a cuter place!
~ Cindy Jane


25 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Keep your eyes open for a giveaway next week!

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  2. These are adorable! Great twist on Easter decor. SO chic! Love it ! Found you on TT&J!
    XOX Janean @howikeepsane.com

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  3. I love these!!! super adorable!!! thank you for stopping by my blog :)

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  4. Very pretty! I love the pins! I have a similar punch and I can't imagine cutting all of those out with regular glitter paper! Thanks for the tip about the Martha Stewart brand!

    We're just starting a new link up party and if you're interested we'd love to have you join in: http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/02/wayward-weekend-week-5.html

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  5. Thanks, gals! It was a really fun project- But I think we have opened up a can of worms! Now we want to pin flowers to EVERYTHING!:)
    Just Jamie- We'd love to link up! Thanks!!!

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  6. Amazing! They are so beautiful. I'm hosting a bloglovin' blog hop and would love it if you would stop over and link up your blog. The instructions on how to add bloglovin' are posted with the hop. It's a great way to follow your favorite blogs.

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  7. Gorgeous! The pins really make them stand out. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic Monday party:)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! We linked up and love your site!

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  8. very very pretty. I love the pearly corsage pins.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh...soooo pretty! what a great tutorial too!! Would love for you to link up to our "Uncommonly Yours" link party!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  10. Stunning! I absolutely love these!

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  11. How do you come up with these cute ideas?!?!

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  12. These are so beautiful. I have just pinned them on my things I want to make board. I am your latest follower.

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    1. Thanks, Judy! These are a lot of fun to make. Make sure you enter the giveaway. :)

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  13. I've featured this at today's party & on Pinterest. Stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  14. I love these pretty eggs! They remind me of the brooches my Mom and I used to make using cork and styrofoam balls. I call this a variation on a theme. Your eggs are adorable.

    Grace
    http://gracenotes4today.blogspot.com

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  15. Just GORGEOUS! Pinning these too <3
    Igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  16. So pretty and delicate looking! Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  17. I love them!!!
    I wanted to make some but I can't find a Paper Punch like this with a little whole in the middle :(
    I looked everywhere.
    Where did you get it from?

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