Easter is almost here, and I thought I would share a last minute craft that you can do with kids or grand kids!
Two things that I love are vintage and chenille. I wanted to try to make chenille Easter eggs, so I gathered an old chenille bedspread that I had, that I use for crafts. I like to pick up vintage chenille bedspreads that have holes or stains in them from thrift stores or yard sales. They are perfect for projects, and you don’t feel awful cutting them up!
I had a carton of craft Easter eggs I had purchased from Wal-Mart last year. They are perfect for painting, colouring, gluing things on…you name it! They look like real eggs, but save you the time and frustration of boiling, or blowing out the yolks. You could even put them in a basket on the counter as is, and it would look like you just came in from gathering fresh eggs from the coop!
To make the eggs, I started by cutting small pieces of chenille. You could cut strips or squares. I mixed flour and water to form a paste (remember paper mache crafts from kindergarten?) I dipped each square in the paste and squished the excess off into the bowl. Place the fabric pieces on the egg and smooth out. Proceed with all the other pieces, overlapping them slightly and covering the entire egg. It’s messy, but easy clean up because its just flour and water.
I set the eggs on a cookie drying rack to dry so the air would circulate around them. They didn’t dry nice and white like I was hoping because I used unbleached flour (that’s all I had in the house) So…. on to plan B.
When they were completely dry, I painted them with pink chalk paint, and I love how they look!! They look like a pink chenille blanket!
I hope you try your own, and share with me how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by and would love to answer any questions you may have in the comments!