Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What To Do With Those Plastic Eggs

 eggs
Hi everyone! Thanks for all comments and support on my last post. It’s obviously a hot topic as I’ve gotten quite a few emails as well.

I thought I’d show you what I did with some of those inexpensive plastic Easter eggs.
labels
I used some color coding labels that we had to make polka dot ones to hang off my branches in my foyer. This is the size of dots we happened to have but I’m sure the bigger ones would look cute as well. I put a dot of hot glue on the top and attached a bit of raffia to hang them from, but ribbon would be so much cuter.
polkadoteggs
This is the last hurrah for those branches! They have served me well don’t you think ~smile. I didn’t want to get rid of my paper flowers just yet, so I stuck them in the bottom of the pot. Makes for a very colorful display!
eggtree
Now that it’s getting warmer, I’ll finally be able to paint this hall tree. Right now I’m leaning toward red.

houndstooth
The other thing I did with them was to decopauge them with some wrapping paper.
silverbunny
I’ve used tissue paper before but the thicker wrapping paper was much easier to work with. It’s messy – be prepared to have glue all over your hands! This was some houndstooth paper that I got from Hobby Lobby a while a go. I used my little crystal glasses from Goodwill as the egg cups.
eggcups
Easter eggs can have a bit of sophistication to them. They don’t all have to be colorful and child-like.

toileeggs

These are ones I did last year with black toile tissue paper. I also did some with red toile tissue paper (one is in my china cabinet in my first Easter decorating post).
birdbathegg
Below is my favorite toile bunny!
toilebunny
I enjoy adding some seasonal decorations to my regular stuff. I think it helps make each holiday a little more special. The best time to buy holiday decor is after the holiday! So next week I’ll be stopping in at Pier 1, Cost Plus etc to see what they’ve clearanced. It’ll be a great time to pick up nests which you can use all year round.

Mirror
Thursday starts a new month and that means book giveaway time! I’ve picked out a really good vegetable gardening book for you guys. So see you all then!



59 comments:

Liz said...

I love all your Easter decor...so pretty! You've done a gorgeous job! ~Liz

Heather said...

Beautiful ideas! I hope you have a Blessed Easter!

1 Funky Woman said...

How creative! I love the decoupaged eggs, they are fab! Maybe I will tackle that next year, thanks!

Love the Decor! said...

Love that toile bunny!!
The deco eggs are a great idea too!!
You are just so creative!!
Hope you have a wonderful week and I am looking forward to seeing the book for the giveaway

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

That little bunny is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! SOO cute!!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the after holiday sales too!

Mary Ellen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh yes, great idea, Manuela ~ I'll have to check out clearance sales for the nests and eggs. I've been keeping mine out all year as nature inspired pieces, not so much for Easter. I love all the different eggs you've done ~ especially the ones with the toile tissue.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Great ideas! Only you could make little plastic eggs chic!

Terri and Bob said...

Totally adorable, just like you, sweet friend! Happy Easter!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely Easter decorating! Those eggs are really sweet! And I LOVE the bunny! Have a beautiful Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth at Aunties said...

Manuela,

Thanks for the wonderful Easter ideas! I am off to the Office Max to buy some round labels my grand daughters can help me with this week. We have 5 grand children staying with us this week under the age of 10.
I so related to your last blog and it was as if you took the words right out of my heart. Life has been passing me by as I have felt the NEED to post. The anxiety is so real and I do want to answer all the comments too. Thanks.

Right now I am feeling over whelmed and numb...visiting and reading other's posts is my speed. I am so glad I came to visit you today. I hope your Easter is a joyous one!
~♥

Grandma Nina said...

Such good ideas. I never thought of covering my plastic eggs. So much more sophisticated looking at no cost. How do you come up with all this ideas?
Hope you have a Happy Easter

Megan said...

Manuela -- as usual -- brilliant and beautiful! I really do like the decopaged eggs. I think I will have to give that a try next year. I've got too much sewing to finish up right now. And the dots on the plastic eggs just might be a good activity for my grandchildren on Saturday. I'll be checking back for the giveaway.

Rose H (UK) said...

What fabulous ideas Manuela, love the toile eggs and bunny.

Laryssa Herbert said...

Great idea! I'm a polka dot girl myself. ;-)

Angela said...

I'm so loving these ideas..I actually had my Easter Eggs out today too..with 5 wee ones hunting for them,LOL. Each day this week I am giving the daycare children Easter bags and having them 'hide' in the kitchen/laundry room while I 'hide' (in plain view for them to find,lol) these plastic Easter Eggs..I like the dot look..This would be fun to do with the children also. Great for pincer grasp learning...

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Love it!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Manuela, I am in shock...the polka dot egg tree is about the cutest thing I ever saw! And those black & white ckecked eggs in footed glass - adorable! Linda

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I LOVE ALL the eggs..you are so smart, I would have never thought of doing that with colored dots! It is so cute. I vote red for the hall tree too! Love all that you do..love you! Come say hi :D

Susie Q said...

You do have such a gift Manuela...truly. What wonderful ideas!
Gorgeous as always! Happy easter to you and your family!

Love,
Sue

Connie said...

Cleeeever, sugar! I love that idea.
xoxo,
Connie

Linda said...

Too cute. I'll have to save this idea. I've been wanting to make the tissue paper flowers but haven't done it yet. I procrastinate a lot with this kind of thing. Love the black and white. Linda

Merrie said...

Hi Manuela, great Easter crafts! It's all very pretty and very you. I somehow missed your previous post...probably because I was sick for a few weeks and didnt spend much time looking at other blogs. I can so relate! Kudos to you for recognizing the issue and deciding to keep it real.
Have a great Easter with your family!

Sandy said...

There you go again, with more great ideas! Love them!!

Cozy Little House said...

I did the same thing over the weekend. Decoupaged some wooden goose eggs I had. I want to decorate them, but am a little unsure how to. Yours are so elegant! You just have the best ideas!
Brenda

jenjen said...

Cute polka dot eggs Manuela. I love that! And that wrapping paper is sooo pretty! I love that too!

So pretty!

XOOX
Jen

Angie said...

The dot stickers on the eggs is genius!!! Love all your other decorations too. That hall tree would be so cute in red, 'course I am partial to that color ya know!

Always Nesting said...

Love ALL the eggs. You are so talented.

Kim said...

Everything looks so lovely. I think I like the eggs in the cups the best :).

HeathahLee said...

I have looked FOREVER for some red and black toile tissue paper. Where did you find it???

Beautiful eggs, by the way! : )

nycgirl0501 said...

The plastic eggs are so incredible! What a simple idea!

Happy@Home said...

You sure do have a gift for coming up with creative decorating ideas. I love the tree with the polka dot eggs.

Marianna said...

I love them all, but the black and white gingham are my favorites! What fun.

Cindy said...

I love what you do with all of the eggs. I adore the houndstooth eggs! They are super cute! Your toile eggs are lovely as well as the toile bunny. It all looks wonderful. I have a hall tree something like yours. I am interested in seeing what you do with yours, I'm thinking I would like to paint mine white, maybe. Not sure. Hugs, Cindy S.

Denise Marie said...

lovely black and white decor. great ideas for the eggs.

Linda said...

Charming eggs- the polka dots are such a cute idea!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a sweet and simple idea with the color dots. Even a child could help with that project. of course, my boys are older and think they are beyond all that. My plastic eggs are waiting right now to be decoupaged with music paper and prettified with bits and pieces of this and that. Thanks always for the lovely inspiration. Wishing you a most wonderful Wednesday. Many blessings, Tammy

Kathleen Grace said...

Your branches have looked adorable in every season! I just love the black and white houndstooth eggs, I always think of pastels this time of year, but those look so grown up and elegant. Great idea:>)

Storybook Woods said...

So cute, so simple. You are the queen xoxox Clarice

StephanieinSD said...

As always ... love your posts! So inspiring! :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the hounds-tooth eggs. Fabulous!!! But the polk a dot eggs are cute. But my favorite are the toile ones from last year. And I love, love, love your toile bunny. I still love toile.

I haven't even decorated for Easter, just spring. But tonight I may put out a few items.

Thanks for visiting my blog & taking the time to comment. It always makes my day when you do.

Have a happy Easter!

Kim

Jemsmom said...

Wow!!! Your decor ad vignettes are BEAUTIFUL! I am new to your blog. I came across it at Kim's at Southern Savvy and I am so glad I did! Just beautiful. I also read your last post and totally understand. I am new to blogging and feel that way already. I am at the computer too much when I should be doing other things. I am going to post when I feel like it and set aside a time everyday to look and then turn the computer off! I will be definitely checking out your blog and would love for you to stop by mine! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Sue said...

You are the Queen of Cleverness....
The plastic eggs with the dots...genius!!...so simple but somthing I never would have thought to do....and I read the last post and fully agree with you...blogging should be fun...when you have the time...it shouldn't over take your normal life and other activities....Hey, don't forget to e-mail me when the garage sale will be...Have a great Easter Sunday....Sue.

Jennifer said...

I love your decopauged eggs! They look great in the little glasses. Super cute ideas.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Manuela, nothing is ever ordinary at your house! Love your decopauged plastic eggs, and so smart to use those price stickers on the ones on your tree. What a beautiful toile bunny. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. laurie

Miss Janice said...

My mouth is inappropriately wide open! I LOVE what you did with all these eggs...Loved the tree, then I saw the toile and gingham eggs!!! So cute:) Happy Easter to a special lady.

farah said...

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Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

I love the black and white check and the toile eggs! I have an Easter tree too, but I just have bought ornaments on it. I used to use dogwood branches I had painted white, but they got crushed in a move and now we live where there are no dogwoods. So I bought a pretty cream colored iron tree that is just lovely.

Could I ask where you live? I'm from Powder Springs, GA, myself. I'm just curious. If you'd like you can send me a contact e-mail through my blog and let me know.

Blessings!
Kay

Christina said...

oh my!! I love the little hounds tooth check eggs. Oh so cute.

The polka dots are cute too. I wonder if we could do that this year instead of dying eggs. : )

The last picture is a delight for the eyes.

My Cozy Cubby said...

Hi Manuela!
I like all your Easter Decor. I can't wait for warmer weather to do some furniture painting also! Enjoy your easter!

Pamela

aimee said...

you are just so creative ! love your decorations.

blessings,
aimee

aimee said...

you are just so creative ! love your decorations.

blessings,
aimee

Melanie said...

All the decor is adorable but I love the toile eggs and bunny. So sweet.

Richella said...

Oh, Manuela, those eggs are just so adorable! I love that idea!

I just finished making yet another candle like your toile candles. I love all the inspiration I find here.

Happy Easter to you!

Suzanne said...

Cute! and creative...I love the toile bunny too! :)

Pat said...

Just beautiful! I love the eggs you've created ~ especially with black & white. Quite elegant I think. :-)

Happy Easter!

Brightest blessings,
Pat

santamaker said...

Oh...I DO love the houndstooth eggs! Great idea, so unusual!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the houndstooth and black and white toile eggs! It brings such a sophisticated touch.

- The Tablescaper

Rachel said...

Decoupaged easter eggs...hmmmm! Interesting, and very creative! Just might have to give that a try.