Monday, March 26, 2012

True Meaning Easter Eggs

I hope everyone is having a good week. It is my last week Nannying for my little Levi man and I have mixed emotions... His mommy is having a baby and he will have a little sister soon. I've loved the opportunity to pour into his little life and I've cherished the friendship (yes even as 2 year olds) that he and my daughter have. I will miss hearing "are they twins" everywhere we go. His family has been a blessing to me and I will miss seeing them everyday. But, I am anxious for the next chapter. I have an interview tomorrow for a Children's ministry position at our church. I'll let you know how it goes! 

I will however have more time (hopefully) for some projects around the house! This weekend I worked on some Easter/ Spring decor. My favorite so far was the simplest to do!


 Here's a DIY for making some brown paper Easter eggs with the TRUE meaning of Easter scripted on the outside.

I used a classic paper mache recipe to cover the eggs with the brown paper... This is a great website for \
paper mache recipes.. http://ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-recipes
I used these regular Easter eggs as my base.

 
Then, instead of newspaper, I used brown parcel paper.

Should have taken pictures of this process but it is very simple, promise!

After the eggs had dried I wrote on them with a white craft marker to resemble a chalky look.

This one says "He is Risen, indeed"

The other two eggs say... "It is finished" and "Halleluia"

I love all the spring decorations out there but I really wanted to find a way to reflect what Easter means to me without hanging a crucifix on my wall. These eggs tell the story beginning with the work Jesus finished on the cross, the assurance of his Resurrection, and a Halleluia to celebrate it all!


Happy Easter! 

I'm sharing at these great Link Parties:
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
CraftoManiac Monday
DIY Project Parade @ the DIY Showoff
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality 
The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Creative Bloggers Party and Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
I Heart Nap Time 
Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor

17 comments:

  1. those are really pretty I have seen a bunch of people making paper eggs this year but I believe these are my favorites. I am your newest blog hop fan

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  2. Beautiful to look at and in meaning. Good luck with your interview!

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  3. Such a cute idea, especially for those who have plastic eggs left over rather than throwing them away.

    ~Brit
    www.brittany-sims.com

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  4. Your eggs are so beautiful and I love the message! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  5. i hope you dont mind but i really want to make a post about these eggs! they are so adorable and i'm a big fan! i'll link up your tutorial and everything :) you've inspired me to make these!

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  6. I featured your eggs today! Thanks so much for linking up to my Springtime Link Party! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/03/egg-cellent-egg-decorating-ideas.html

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  7. I love your Easter eggs. Such a clever idea.

    Dee

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  8. beautiful!!! These are precious and look quite simple! Thanks for the hard work! Stopping by to say hi to a very cool blog!

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  9. I am pinning these. I love that you have expressed on your eggs the true meaning of Easter. I love it with the brown paper. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop.

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  10. I love these! What a great reminder of what Easter is really all about! I'm your newest fan. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

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  11. Love both the look of your eggs and more importantly the message on them. New follower,
    Eilis
    my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

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  12. Simply Beautiful! What a great project to do with my kids and a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Easter. I'm a new follower.
    Sharla

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  13. I just LOVE those!! It is always so wonderful to see Easter projects which capture the real meaning and remind us and our children what it is all about. Well done! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Makes me want to run out and buy more eggs right now!!!

    ~Christine @ First Home...Love Life

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  15. Nice eggs. I appreciate that you shared the paper mache site with us too : )

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  16. I love your eggs! Thanks for the paper mache link too! I just did an egg last night with old book pages. My first attempt at paper mache. :) I'm your newest follower. I'd love you drop by my blog too. :) x Julie

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  17. They look fanstastic. What a clever idea!

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