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Cherry Blossom Easter Eggs

Celebrate the arrival of spring in two forms: Easter and delicate cherry blossoms.

cherry blossom Easter eggs

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. These Easter eggs were inspired by the annual flowering blossoms as seen at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during springtime. To preserve your eggs for seasons to come, watch our 1-minute video for the quick tutorial on how to blow out an egg. And for drying your painted eggs, a drying pin-board makes for even drying and quick cleanup.

materials

  • Eggs
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in "Blue Calico", $3 for 2 oz., michaels.com

  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire cutters

steps

  1. Paint eggs with two coats of blue craft paint; let dry completely. (Tip: Let dry on an egg-drying rack, if desired.)

  2. Using wire cutters, snip silk flowers from the stem.

  3. Drop a dab of hot glue to the back of a single blossom and affix to the painted eggshell; let dry completely. (Tip: Cluster a few smaller blossoms on a single egg or showcase one big blossom.)

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