About four decades or so ago my aunt began making Christmas ornaments very much like these and covered a large tree with them. After she passed away, family members were each given some of her egg ornaments and we appreciate them each season as we hang them on the tree. Last year, my Mom and I decided to start making some new ornaments for Christmas.
After Christmas I continued to make them and fill them with spring items so that I could have an egg tree for Easter/Spring. The tree needs more ornaments so I am making new items for it and wanted to share some of those with you today.
I take our farm eggs and cut the front out so that I can dump out the egg. I then wash and dry the shell so that I can craft with them. Some how, most of my craft projects carry over into the paper crafting realm and these projects are no different. On the inside of this egg is a piece of Victorian clip art from Dover Publications that I printed on white GP card stock and cut out. I then added some glitter and a small piece of foam so that the image would stand up. often times I shade and draw on the clip art if needed but this one didn't need a thing except the glitter to make it pop! I added some moss and the top of a vintage stick pin which is a small bunny figure that you can see in the foreground.
The outside is decorated with seed beads, pearls and trim. These pearls are vintage glass beads from Japan that were part of my husband's grandma's stash.
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I hope you enjoyed a peak at my Spring decorations because I have more to show you in the next few posts!