Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY Project: Mickey Easter Egg Centerpiece

I have been dying to make something crafty for the holidays.  Both Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day passed me in a complete blur.  They were over before I even had any good ideas of something to make!  Therefore, it's been my personal mission to make something for Easter.

The past few weeks have still been pretty busy around here.  I haven't decorated at all and at this point I probably won't bother.  But I wanted to have a few Easter items on display.  I decided to create a project I could make that was quick, simple, inexpensive and didn't make a huge mess!

Here's how I created my Mickey Easter Egg Centerpiece:

Plastic Easter Eggs (I found a bag of 42 eggs at Wal-Mart for $1.97)
Address Labels or stickers in different colors (already had)
Mickey Paper Punches (already had)
Craft Scissors with scalloped or zig zag edges (already had)
Easter Grass ($.33 a bag at Wal-Mart)
Charger Plate ($2 at Michael's)
Optional: Hot Glue and Glue Gun (already had)

My Total Cost for Project: Under $5 

Steps to Make Mickey Easter Egg Centerpiece:

1.) Make Egg Decorations
Take the address labels and punch Mickey stickers out with your paper punches.  Cut scalloped and zig-zag strips of stickers with your craft scissors.  You could also cut lines out with normal scissors.  (If you don't have different colored labels, you can color white address labels with markers!)

2.) Put Decorations on Eggs
Take the "stickers" you just created and put them on your plastic easter eggs.  Make different patterns.  I put some on vertically, some horizontally.  I make polka dot Mickey eggs.  Layer your stickers.  The address labels come off of the plastic pretty easily so you can re-arrange your patterns.  (Please note that since the eggs are tapered, it will be hard to keep a horizontal line straight the entire way around the egg.)

3.) Place Grass on Plate
Once you're done decorating your eggs, take your Easter grass and arrange it on your plate. I did not glue mine down, but if you want less of a mess, I recommend using hot glue to keep it in place.

4.) Arrange Eggs on Grass
Finally, arrange your Easter eggs in the grass and set it on out on display!  You're done!

This project took me less than an hour and a half from start to finish.  I just did it tonight, and spent most of my time decorating the eggs and playing around with different patterns. It wasn't messy at all.  It had quick clean up.  And it was incredibly cheap and simple! What more could I ask for?

This is a good craft for kids to do.  You could even use this for a "kids table" Easter centerpiece since none of the parts are breakable.  (I really would recommend gluing the grass down if you do this.  You don't want grass everywhere.)

And the best part?  Since the stickers should be easily removable, you can take them off after Easter if you'd like to do something different with your plastic eggs next year!

Eeyore also got in on the Easter fun.  He and Duffy posed with my favorite egg.  He's ready for tonight's San Jose Sharks playoff hockey game!  Go Sharks!  °o°

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