One of my favorite spring decorations for my home are these fun book page eggs. It's easy enough to make a handful of them, so they are sprinkled around in a few different displays in my home.
I also made a bunch last year and made them into a wreath, which I shared in my Framed Book Page Egg Wreath post. I just love it!! It's my favorite way to say "spring" or "Easter" without screaming it. Isn't it fun? Want to make your own?
I started off with a bag of tiny Easter eggs from Hobby Lobby for $.67 each, and there were about 25 in a bag.
I picked out a few old books with varying degrees of page yellowness, tore out some pages, cut the length a little longer than my eggs, and the width just long enough to wrap all the way around the egg. I used Mod Podge to glue the paper around the eggs and then set them aside to dry for 5 minutes or so. (I learned the hard way, that if you try to glue the paper on the whole egg all at once, the egg slides around in the paper and you get air bubbles. Don’t do this, you will become annoyed very quickly.) I had a little assembly line going with my eggs, which was a good way to give the eggs a little time to dry in between the steps, and helped me not to waste any of those precious naptime minutes.
Once the middle section was dry and could be a sturdy base, I cut slits on each end of the paper, and pushed them down so that one side of the egg was exposed.
Make sure that when you are pushing down the slits, that you peel them down just a bit further, ripping the paper a little. This ensures that they will lie flat when you are smoothing them down against the egg, and there won’t be any air pockets.
Otherwise it will look like this in the end. Not so pretty.
Once the paper is pushed down, smear the top of the egg with a good bit of Mod Podge. I used the Matte finish, so it didn’t matter if it got all over the top of the paper. Use your thumb to push down a few of the pieces at a time, smoothing them so that they lay flat and overlap a little.
Top with more Mod Podge, and smooth down the next few strips, working your way around the egg.
You will end up with a nice little overlap, and if you’ve been smoothing it out with your thumb as you go it will look great!
And there you have it!! Make enough to sprinkle them around your home. They're neutral enough to go with any type of decor and add a bit of fun whimsy to your Easter decorations!
I'll be linking to these fun parties this week, so check them out!
Also, I'll be posting on Tatertots and Jello this Wednesday, so drop by to say hi to Jen and see what fun project I'm sharing there. And I'll see you back here on Monday!