DIY Garden Easter Eggs
This Easter, transform your hard-boiled eggs into adorable fruit and veggie look-alikes. It's easy with tips inspired by Amy Weir, the DIY maven behind the blog Delineate Your Dwelling.
Trim gold glitter tape into thin strips. Make an X with two pieces of tape in the center of a yellow-dyed egg. Add additional tape parallel to the first two pieces to create the crosshatch pattern. Build the design outward until the pattern wraps around the entire egg.
Layer five 3 x 8-inch strips of green tissue paper. Cut a fringe into the top edge, leaving 1/2 inch uncut along the bottom. Roll up tissue to create the top frond and affix to the narrow end of the egg with hot glue.
Use a black permanent marker to cover a red-dyed egg in vertical hash marks resembling strawberry seeds.
Tie a double knot into a small piece of green raffia and trim the edges as close t the knot as possible without unraveling it. Cut a leaf topper out of green felt. Secure both to the wide end of the egg with hot glue.
Use a copper paint pen to draw short, slightly wavy horizontal lines around an orange-dyed egg.
cut four to five pieces of green raffia into 4-inch long strips. Tie them into a knot at one end and trim the excess raffia close to the knot, leaving the other side long. Attach to the wide end of the egg with hot glue.
Tie a knot into a 3-inch piece of white twine, then trim one end as close to the knot as possible without unraveling it. Attach to the narrow end of a pink-dyed egg with hot glue.
Cut two leaf shapes from green tissue paper. With craft glue, attach a 3-inch piece of cloth-covered or floral wire to each, midway up from the bottom of the leaf. Fold leaves around the wires and curl the wire ends together in a small coil. Attach to the wide end of the egg with hot glue.
Show us your eggs! Tag your decorated Easter eggs on Instagram with #RRMagFan. We'll be regramming our faves!
By Sarah Stebbins and Jennifer R. Beck