Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DIY: Vintage Hymnal Easter Eggs



Here is a super fun and easy way to make some primitive themed Easter eggs out of old, vintage hymn papers.

I like to fill up my old crocks sitting around with these, year round, but especially as Easter approaches.

All you need is:
-Plastic eggs (easy to find those Easter eggs in many stores right now by the bags)
-Elmers Glue
-Hymn Papers (Original or find some online free to print!)
 -Paintbrush (to mix the glue and water up)
-bowl of water

That's it! Now here comes the fun and the mess.

My plastic eggs before:

My plastic eggs after:

1. All you need to basically do is to take your Elmers glue  and mix it with water. Kind of making your own Mod Podge so to say. Not too thick and not too thin. I guess I do about half and half. 

2. Then tear up your hymn papers into small section strips. You could cut them like I first did for the pic, but I think the torn edges look best. And that's what I ended up doing afterwards.

3. Then drop them into the bowl of water/Elmers glue mixture and let them sit a minute or so. To get easier to work with.

4. Then just apply the strips, one by one to the egg. 
Pic below still shows my cut strips, but I love the torn look best!

It will take a few eggs to get the real hang of it, but once you do it goes by much faster.
I end up cupping my hand and squeezing out the watery/glue mix to make the edges lay flatter.
Cover it entirely.
Just kind of stick them right on, all over the egg.

Don't worry about the little crevasses and raised wrinkles. 
It just adds to the Prim look.

HINT: I prop mine up in pop lids, the metal ones to hold while they dry.
They work great!

Then just sit it over on the wax paper to dry. 
And wa~la. You are done.


I hope you find it fun to give this a try.  It really is a cool way to transform those unwanted, leftover Easter eggs everyone usually has sitting around also.  And a great way to display them year round!

Adding these to a wreath would also be a great Easter craft idea as well!

Happy Crafting!



You may also be interested in my other similar crafts:

Vintage Hymnal Paper Cone Cross Wreath WITH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

 Vintage Hymnal Wreath

 

RED and WHITE Speckled COUNTRY EGGS

 

Primitive Easter Eggs

 

 

PRIMITIVE "COUNTRY THEMED" EGGS.

Primitive Country EGGS

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