Quilling Paper Easter Eggs
Quilling Paper Easter Eggs
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After a super mild winter, the snow is steadily falling today in Delaware as I write this Easter post. Seriously, it was in the 70’s a few days ago. This are crazy times, people!

 Anyway, I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this quilling project idea with you all! In fact, it first came to me a year ago when I was writing this paper Easter egg roundup.

 I thought about all the beautiful quilling paper eggs artists are creating and I thought “hey, I could use those paper mache eggs and add some 3-D quilling!”

 And after a year, I’ve gotten my eggs and I’m ready to share how I made my quilling paper Easter eggs today!

 

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First, gather supplies!

Like I said earlier, I went with the paper mache Easter eggs, but with the right spray paint, the plastic eggs would work too.

A few layers of craft paint quickly changed my eggs from Kraft-paper-brown to fresh-egg-white.

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Now, the vision that I had in my head this whole time was to transform my eggs into a garden scene.

To do this, I needed to paint some grass.

I chose 2 leaf green craft paints, one lighter than the other.

My plan was to use the darker leaf green first, then one quick layer of the light green, but I wasn’t jazzed with how that looked.

After adding a second layer of the darker green, my grass had the dimensionality that I was looking for.

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Then I really started having fun!




Sometimes being a quilling blogger means having tons of leftover bits and pieces of projects past.

I found the perfect addtions to my garden quilling paper Easter eggs right in my stash!

A little bee from my bumble bee gift tag post

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…and a few pink blossoms from my flower bud post from way back…

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…plus a few quilling paper daffodils!

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For a little something different, I tried creating a similar effect with just quilling paper.

I formed some multi-colored grass on my quilling comb, and worked up a really simple monarch butterfly to rest on top.

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I’ll add a post on making your own paper grasses and a tutorial on the butterfly soon, but in the meantime, follow the links above to make your own bees and flowers!

TIP: Use hot glue to get your 3-D quilling pieces to stick quickly! I first tried with regular old white glue, but I didn’t have the patience!

Quilling Paper Easter Eggs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Easter Eggs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Or just use these ideas as a little inspiration and create your own quilling paper Easter eggs!

I’d love to hear what paper elements you’ve added.

Leave a comment below and let everyone know about the plan for your eggs!