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Celebrating with Family
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Being a mom of 7, a designer, and a lover of art, Robert and I try to bring that creative spirit to everything we do — including Easter egg decorating. Not only can kids of all ages be involved, but the decorated eggs also serve as a great centerpiece for whatever feast you plan for you and your loved ones.
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Wrap eggs in craft tape to create modern or edgy patterns, or a preppy plaid. (Hint: craft tape is known as "Japanese Washi Tape" and can be found in the scrapbooking section of any craft store.) Mix them with a few solid colored eggs for a nice balance.
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That's a Wrap
Bubble wrap makes a really beautiful pattern for Easter eggs. Unroll a piece on a flat surface, and paint a line a few bubbles wide. Slowly roll the egg from one end of the line to another, let it dry, and then layer with another color.
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Use what's in your yard or home to create eggs inspired by the outdoors. Place a leaf, fern or flower on the outside of an egg and slip it into a pair of pantyhose, tightening securely with a knot to keep the greenery in place. Lower the egg into the dye. When finished, cut the pantyhose with scissors and carefully remove the egg.
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Everyone has magazines they love lying around the house. Cut out images of patterns or things you love and apply them to the egg using decoupage glue or craft glue, which can be found in any store's craft section.
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Pull out your markers and paint, and create your own designs. In art, as in design, there really are no rules, so just have fun with it.
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