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Whimsical Window Egg

Steps:10
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Decorating, Easter, Easter eggs
No yolk here -- instead, this real eggshell is filled with a playful assortment of springtime embellishments, visible through a hand-cut ovular window.
Materials
  • Blown egg (of desired type and size)
  • Oval template
  • Scissors
  •  Grease pencil 
  • Dremel stylus (with cut-off wheel and sanding accessories)
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Skewer or dowel
  • Floral clay
  • Spray paint
  • Tissue or newspaper
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Lace trim
  • Super glue
  • ClayCraft soft clay
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Embellishments
  • Wooden base
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Ribbon Egg Ornaments

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Easter
These elegant egg ornaments look equally good hanging from a spring plant or running down the center of an Easter brunch table.
Materials
  • Rit dye
  • Hot water
  • White vinegar
  • Blown white chicken eggs
  • Egg drying pin board
  • 14mm and 16mm pearls
  • Paper towels
  • Seam binding
  • Iron
  • Fabric scissors
  • 20-gauge floral wire
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Felt Puppy Ears

Steps:6
Every child can be top dog with these easy-to-make Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, and basset hound ear headbands.
Materials
  • Dalmatian template
  • Doberman pinscher template
  • Basset hound template
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Marker or tailor's pencil
  • Felt of contrasting colors
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric-covered plastic headband
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Ribbon-Embellished Eggs

Steps:1
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Sponge-Painted Eggs

Steps:1
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Wire-Lace Egg Garland

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Easter
Colored eggs, beautiful ribbons, and shimmering pearls come together in this festive spring garland, perfect for decorating traditional Easter egg trees or adorning a windowsill.
Materials
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • 20mm pale gold wire lace
  • Dyed 14mm pearls (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Drill or Dremel Stylus fitted with 1/8-inch bit
  • Blown, dyed eggs (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Scissors
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Daffodil Jellybean Cups

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Easter
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Easter Egg Embossing

Steps:3
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Crepe Paper Lily of the Valley

Steps:12
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Paper
Lovely lilies of the valley, in crepe paper form, offer a cheery addition to spring decor. This how-to comes from TV crafter Morgan Levine.
Materials
  • Lily of the Valley template
  • Florist crepe paper
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • 18-gauge paper-wrapped floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch dowel
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Flower pot of desired size
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Lacquered Egg Boxes

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Easter
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