SO THE SEASONAL CRAFT BUG HAS STRUCK AGAIN, AND I'VE BEEN RUNNING ROUND THE HOUSE PRETTYING THINGS UP FOR EASTER - STARTING WITH THESE DELIGHTFUL LITTLE WASHI TAPE EASTER EGGS.
A few months ago I was in Officeworks and noticed they had a whole bin of Washi Tape marked down to 50c a roll. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it was just so pretty I couldn't help myself.
So Missy and I sat there for 20 minutes or so finding all the really cool patterns, and a
So far, they've been used as very stylish doll band-aids by Missy, and that's about it - until I found a few polystyrene eggs I bought last Easter, and had one of those epiphany moments.
Ta-da! Washi Tape covered polystyrene eggs.
I'm not going to lie to you - many clever people have thought of this before me, so it's not a new idea.
But I'm sharing it today because they only took a minute to make, and as they're cheap, easy and foolproof - not to mention they look amazing - you can't beat them for Easter decorating.
To make them, just take your egg (mine were about 8cm high) and start wrapping the tape around them from bottom to top, slightly overlapping each layer as you go.
When you've covered the entire egg, cut your tape and 'smush' (technical term) any bits not lying flat so you end up with a relatively smooth surface - the end result is rather like paper mache.
I'm so chuffed with how these turned out, and I'm especially loving the color combinations! I often struggle to match colors, especially more complex schemes, and this has been a great opportunity to play around with combinations I wouldn't normally think of - and its so inexpensive and quick, it's not a big deal if they don't work.
I may now be dreaming of re-decorating our house with bright yellow accents..... lol :)
Anyway, these would be perfect scattered across a sideboard, added to a little nest of twigs, or just as a vase filler to make things look a little more Easter-ish in your home.
I'm putting mine in some big glass hurricanes on our dining table where the colors can echo the lovely Autumn tones outside.
So there we go! Easy Washi Tape Easter Eggs! Let me know if you'll be making some of these - I'd love to see some photos!
All the best,