Last year after Easter I picked up a "carton" of wonderful plain white decorating eggs on clearance at Wal-Mart. Cheap is not the word. I was thrilled to find them in my stash this year and couldn't wait to get started on decorating them. I mulled over a ton of options, and after much thought ended up going with the simplest idea of all: using stamps and vintage-inspired ink. It's times like these that I'm thankful for my past life as a scrapbooker! I had everything I needed to get started.
I started off with the eggs. The package label says they're plastic, but I didn't think they felt anything like plastic at all. They looked and felt more like paper mache to me (which I liked).
You can always use whatever words you'd like, but I chose to use some true Easter words:
I used my rubber alphabet stamps and a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in "tea dye" for a more vintage look.
I toyed with the idea of coloring the eggs as well but decided they made more of a statement in plain white. I felt I had enough color between the Easter confetti I was using (around $1 a bag at Wal-Mart) and the gorgeous bowls they were displayed in. You'll be hearing more about the bowls in future posts.
I loved the combination of the plain, vintage look of the eggs with the more modern and colorful look that the bowls brought to the vignette.
I mean, what's not to love?
And guess what? Wal-Mart is carrying them again this year!
Not like I picked up any more of them or anything for next year...(can you say $1.98?).
So there's still time to pick some up and just have fun with it!
I really can't believe Easter is right around the corner, can you? It's so odd that it falls only 10 days after St. Patrick's Day this year! I still have Easter cupcakes to make. Hopefully I can share them with you but I have a feeling that time is running out for that! And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our Vintage Charm party!
Well, that's it until next time!I hope you enjoyed reading about my
Easy DIY Hand Stamped
Distress Ink Easter Eggs.
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