Don’t get me wrong, colorful plastic eggs are cheery and fun but sometimes you just want something different. So how can you get that slice of different with still bringing in your crafty side? It’s easy to make customized easter eggs using moss sheets and spray adhesive.
Each of these eggs took only a few minutes to make and left a great effect that causes spring to collide with Easter. These are so pretty that you can even leave them out after Easter.
So how do you make moss covered easter eggs? Easy.
Start with a sheet of moss – don’t get the bag of loose moss, buy the sheet of moss that is connected. It’s $8 at Hobby Lobby but you can use the coupon and get it for a great deal.
You’ll also need plastic easter eggs and strong spray adhesive. I really recommend keeping a large can of extremely strong spray adhesive around the house. I bought it last year for a project and I’ve used it so many times since then.
Wrap the moss around the egg with the side that has spray adhesive on the egg, and bring the edges together to make an egg burrito. Push the edges together with your thumbs and just rub around the seam for a few seconds to make the seam disappear. If you have too much moss or it overlaps, cut off the excess first.
At first I tried several different ways to trim the moss before I pushed it over the ends of the egg until finally I figured out that you don’t have to do that.
Just push one side of moss down at a time until you have three points sticking up off the egg. It’s hard to see. Don’t worry about the excess moss sticking off, we’ll take care of that. Just make sure that all of the egg is properly covered with a flat layer of moss.
Now take your scissors and right along the edge of the egg, really close, trim away that extra moss. If you do it well than you won’t see a seam or the egg peeking through. Just cut away the extra.
If you do see a seam or the egg peaking through, try pushing the moss together with your fingertips. If that still doesn’t work, grab some of the loose moss pieces that have fallen and cover the area using that and a little white glue. It’s simple, trust me.
This is what it looks like when the extra is cut off. Ta-da! Really, that’s all I did was cut off the extra and make sure any seams were pushed together. The strong spray adhesive is a lifesaver in this project.
I just cut the backs off the flowers and attached them to the egg with craft glue.
and then I was left with this….
They’re sitting on my kitchen table with some metallic easter eggs to give it a modern edge. Of course this is the only thing I own with modern edge but it’s all about baby steps.
It’s almost Easter. Don’t forget to check out my Easter Pinterest board, it’s hip hoppity.
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