While wandering through the home improvement store with the Mister I saw the paint section (it's one of my favorite places in the store because of all the lovely paint swatches lined up- I just LOVE seeing all those colors) and was struck by the idea that those paint chips would make fantastic colors for Easter eggs. I wasn't sure if it would work but I quickly grabbed 4 color waves that I liked.
Once I got the chips home I searched for something egg shaped and the right size that I could use to make a template.
One of these plastic eggs worked great. I just traced around it onto a piece of card stock and cut it out. It made an ideal template.
I was able to trace 3 eggs onto each swatch set and thought I might be done at this stage but once I stepped back and took a look the eggs seemed a bit plain.
Using the bunch of scraps I had leftover from the eggs I cut some strips using decorative scissors and regular scissors. And stuck them in place with a bit of tacky glue.
Once the strips were dry I trimmed them back so they were even with the edge of my egg.
I also punched some dots in a few eggs.
Some of them stayed pretty simple, while others got lots of decoration.
I think these will be great for a whole bunch of things. First I wanted to make a few Easter cards.
The "egg hunt" stamp that I have inspired me to attach one of the eggs to the card using a grommet. The egg can be moved to reveal a secret message.
They'd make cute tags for gifts or baskets. Or attach one of these to a small dowel and it would make an adorable plant stake. Since the chips are a plastic coated paper they are a little bit water repellent and will hold up great in a plant even if they get splashed by a little water.