Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today's Project...Beaded Eggs!

Now, before you think all I do all day is read blogs and make projects, I want to reassure you that I do housework, too! LOL In fact, this morning I spent a good chunk of time dusting and sweeping the house as well as cleaning a bathroom and decluttering our spare room, which has become a catch all room. Geez, I think it'd work much better as a crafty room, but hubby is not convinced. LOL After I was done with all that, THEN I worked on this project. *Ü*

Of course, I found the idea on a blog and of course, now I can't remember where.(eta: Kathi to the rescue...here's the link: http://craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com/2010/03/day-4-easy-beaded-eggs.html) Thanks, Kathi! These crafty blogs I am reading have linky parties, where lots of different bloggers link up their blogs with projects they have made. I see the idea and then I want to create it right away, ususally. I've been too impatient to note the creator. I've got to change that bad habit, so I can do better about linking up the person who gave me the inspiration.

Anyway, I took some large plastic eggs, some "ribbon" beads (both from Hobby Lobby and both purchased at 50% off) and my hot glue gun (well, low temp hot glue gun, no burning of fingers thankfully) and not too much time and I ended up with this. I had some of the beads left over, but not enough to cover another large egg, so I pulled from my stash of smaller ones and used up the rest. Yay!

You can see the idea much better in the second shot. I used a large pink and yellow egg, and a small purple and green egg. The beads are connected like ribbon. I could only find pink and white/clear beads, but I think they make other colors. I used the pink stuff on the purple egg and the white on the green one.

 I also took the second picture to show you how this display works. Again, on the crafty blogs, I've seen lots of clever ladies use a cheese dome to use as decoration. I found one this past weekend and was thrilled, especially since it was just $2! I put it on top of a large candle base that I picked up a couple of weeks ago. I don't even have to glue them together because the candlestick is large enough to keep it stable. I want to crochet a doily to go inside, but until I do that, I put a doily I found this weekend on top of the base. I love how it looks all together.

Being that this is the week before Easter a lot of crafty ladies are sharing Easter ideas. I am enjoying seeing their creativity, especially since most of these are done on a budget. Today you can go here to see the blog party going on at A Soft Place To Land.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I've got the house all opened up because it's going to be in the 70s today. Wheeee! Of course, it's the warm before the storm...tomorrow we'll be in the 50s with a chance of showers. LOL Gotta enjoy it while I can, right?


Sparkle said...

These are lovely!

Alanna said...

The eggs are gorgeous Jeanne. And for the record, I definitely don't think that's all you do. I know you spend lots of time with your daughters and are an excellent mom. And you've told us about countless cleaning endeavors. I do have to say that I think you are terrific. :)

Kathi C. said...

Did you get the idea here? http://craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com/2010/03/day-4-easy-beaded-eggs.html

Darn. I am SO jealous. I saw those eggs. Thought I could do that but realized there was no darned way to get my hands on the beads. Obviously, I need to plan my projects months in advance and that just ain't gonna happen. LOL.

Seriously, your eggs and the way you have them displayed are absolutely gorgeous. The bunny will be so impressed when he stops by your house this weekend!

Oh, and I, too, realize you don't craft all day every day. But wouldn't it be nice if we could?

Enjoy the evening!

Karen said...

Beautiful eggs!! What a great idea and it doesn't look hard to replicate. Enjoy your nice weather! Our skies seem to have multiple personality disorder today as it rains anywhere from 15 seconds to 20 minutes, then sun, then wind, then more rain....it doesn't know what its doing!! lol Thanks for the Easter inspiration! :>

Sharli said...

What wonderful eggs! Very clever to display them in that stand, too!

I knew that you clean - you've shared that before ;-)


Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, these are beautiful! Wow! You are so crafty. The display looks great and you get some good deals. Housework? What's that? LOL! Yes, I find some time in the day to do some too just so I can create.

Laurel said...

Oh what pretty eggs!

Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty, my first thought was you rolled them in beads. Tape is great! :)
We might hit 60 today.

Anke said...

oh these are so pretty! You are so darn creative, you always come up with something different and cute. They really do look cute in the glass display... I will check the respond by email if you like to chat :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are so pretty Jeanne... love them!

stampmonkey said...

Your beaded eggs are lovely, Jeanne! I don't think there's ANY craft you can't master --seriously! You're amazing, my friend. Love the display too. ;)

Barb said...

I love these Jeanne! They are so pretty. And the way you displayed them is just beautiful.