Weekend Craft: Easter Egg Tree
Oh My Crafts - April 01, 2011
- Mini plastic eggs: general supply
- Doodlebug: white tree, jewels
- Mark Richards: jewel embellishments
- Basic Grey: Bling it
- Bazzill: cardstock, jewels
- Oh My Crafts Vinyl: pink, blue, green metal flake
- Ink: Distress Ink – milled lavender
- Sizzix: Big Shot, emboss folder
- Provo Craft: Cricut Expression, Easter 2010 mini cartridge--retired (many cartridges have these same elements)
- Tattered Angels: tweezers
- Ribbon: assorted scraps
1. Select about 8 inches of ribbon (can all be the same color or choose 3 or 4 colors), fold in half and insert ribbon through the hole from the top. Tweezers help to pull the ribbon through the hole. Knot ends.
2. Close egg and decorate with jewels or vinyl cutouts.
1. Using small scraps of metal flake vinyl, cut out desired vinyl shapes to attach to eggs. Tip: bows, rickrack, and words--Spring, Happy Easter--all work well for decorating eggs.
2. Cutting chart: *See photo gallery for the chart.
1. Cut 4 squares of light purple cardstock 4 ¾ x 4 ¾”, set aside.
2. Cut 4 squares of light lavender cardstock 4 ¼ x 4 ¼”.
3. Ink both insides of embossing folder with water-based light purple ink. Repeat inking before each embossing.
4. Center the light lavender square in between the inked embossing folder (some kind of dot large or small) and emboss. Repeat with all squares. Using permanent adhesive, adhere the inked lavender squares to the light purple squares.
5. Next, place repositionable adhesive on the backside of light purple square and attach to base of tree. (By using repositionable adhesive, you can easily remove squares and decorate the tree for another holiday.)
6. Save a few eggs to place around bottom of tree with crumpled tissue paper or Easter grass.
TIP: Hide seam of eggs by covering with stickers or vinyl.
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