putting your eggs all in one basket.

You’ll remember that I shared my co-worker Jodie’s house last December (here, here, here & here) and her decor was fab.  She has done some really clever things in her home.

Recently she mentioned to me that she wanted to make some Easter eggs similar to some she’d seen on Pinterest.

Initially she tried decoupaging old sheet music onto plastic colored eggs, but she wasn’t happy with the results she got.  So she and I were discussing other options and I mentioned that I had a few rubber stamps that looked like old printed pages.  Maybe she could stamp some tissue paper and then decoupage it.  But we both decided the ink would probably run when the tissue paper came into contact with the glue.

Then Jodie was shopping at JoAnn Etc and she found some plain brown cardboard eggs.

She thought maybe she could stamp right onto the eggs and get the look she wanted.

The flexibility of one of my Tim Holtz stamps worked perfectly for that.  Normally this stamp is meant to be adhered to an acrylic block before using it, but in this case the ability to curve the stamp around the eggs was an advantage.

Jodie just inked up the stamp and then wrapped it around the egg as best as she could.  I think the design of the stamp, which is full of random styles and sizes of fonts allowed her to blend and overlap the stamp which created the perfect look on the eggs.

I love Jodie’s choice to have some rather non-traditional looking Easter eggs, don’t you?

She stamped about half of her eggs and left the other half plain.

She loaned them to me so I could take photos to share with you guys, but when I return them I think she plans to keep them all in one basket (well, OK, it’s really a bowl).

But do you think she’d notice if I nabbed just a few of them to display in my little ironstone tureen?

Or maybe I need to make my own stamped eggs for Easter.  What do you think?

20 thoughts on “putting your eggs all in one basket.

    1. They used to be called JoAnn Fabrics here, but the name changed and they carry a lot more crafting type stuff now in addition to fabrics. Hope you hop over to your store and find some 😉

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  1. Great idea. I have seen the rubber stamps not mounted, but this is a clever way to use them. Now we’ll all go around our house looking for objects that might benefit from some stamped French words. You guys have started a French decorating revolution! Viva la Quandie!

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  2. Love it! Hope I can find some eggs and that wonderful stamp! I wonder if you could just *roll* the egg around on top of the stamp?

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  3. Great idea using the rubber stamp and I imagine much quicker than messing with tissue paper and glue too. They are really cute.

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  4. This is really cute. Another idea…I copied century old Easter postcards my grandparents received and tore up the copies into narrow long pieces, and wrapped them over the eggs fake eggs that are meant to be dyed and used modpodge to secure it. I love seeing the names of my relatives and their addresses in Ireland, the old stamps and cancellation dates that are the early 1900s. I also printed off some Easter words like He Is Risen, Hallelujah in a script font and added a couple to each one. Narrow strips worked the best due to the curve of the egg.

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  5. I love the eggs! I don’t do a lot of Easter decorating, cutesy Easter decor is really not my thing. These would be perfect and more so, the “grass” you used in the photos. What is that, Love It!!!

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    1. I’m with you Barb, cutesy isn’t really my thing either. I love the more sophisticated look of Jodie’s eggs. And that is preserved moss. You can buy it at most craft stores either in solid sheets or lose clumps. These are the lose clumps.

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