March 1, 2010

Glitter Easter Eggs

I have mentioned before in my blog how much I love GLITTER! With Easter approaching, I began to think of how I could use glitter?

Well, I found these Easter Eggs that were my mom's.

She was an Avon Lady for 21 years and passed away 18 years ago, leaving me with tons of crap stuff. I mean tons and tons of stuff! I have, for the past 18 years tried to get my dad to realize that memories of my mother are not found in unsold Avon crap stuff sitting in a garage but rather, in your heart.

Slowly, painfully slowly, and with some fighting and discussing, I have thrown out tons of stuff, donated tons of stuff, sold some stuff on eBay and kept some things. Including these eggs.

I was about to donate them when it hit me - Glitter Baby!

I used the following tools on this project:

I first glued the eggs together since they come apart. I then painted them the color of the glitter I was going to use so that the design did not show through.

Some eggs dried faster than others but once they were sort of dried, since I lack patience, I glittered away. What do you think?

The orange egg didn't come out that nice and you can see the design underneath. But the others look so sparkly! Look at that sparkle reflected with the camera flash.

Emerald Green Egg - Martha Stewart Glitter in Peridot
Blue Egg - Martha Stewart Glitter in Turquoise
Light Green Egg - Martha Stewart Glitter in Aquamarine Crystal
Orange and Purple Egg - Jones Tones Glitter
Pink Egg - Pastel Glitter

The ceramic basket was something I purchased years ago. The Spanish Moss was $1/bag from Dollar Tree. The glitter was purchased over the years with 40% or 50% off Michaels coupons.

Not a bad way to use more than 2o year old eggs that were headed to my church's thrift shop.

"God gave us memories that we might have roses in December." - J.M. Barrie

38 comments:

Patricia said...

Perfect!!!
I love that you re puposed them and gave them a new life!

Blessings
Patricia

Liz said...

Cute!

~Liz

Kaysi said...

Those are super pretty! I love glitter too!

Sheri said...

I love taking old things and giving them new life!

Victoria said...

Such a cute idea, I love glitter!

molly susan strong said...

If it sparkles IT IS better. Just love the sparly.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, sparkly! I think they look great!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a great use for some of your mother's things! I love the glitter and how pretty it makes the eggs, especially the blue and aquamarine ones! Beautiful!

Kat :)

Pine Tree Home said...

Love them! Purple is my fav. I luaghed at your crap comment...cause my mom was a craft-a-holic who left a legacy of crap behind too. My dad and I had spent many months getting rid of it all. I found over time nothing will ever take away the memory, even throwing the crap away.

Michelle Greene said...

Love Love Love glitter and I love your idea...this would be a great weekend project for me! thanks so much for sharing.
Michelle

Haven and Home said...

I love a glitter! Glitter eggs? Yes please!

Kimberly said...

I've got a very similar project coming up in the next few days. I love how yours turned out!!

Adrianna said...

Those glitters are soooo pretty! I love the light green & turquoise eggs the most! I could fill some jars w/ those glitters & be happy :o) <---see that's my happy face.

Apron Senorita said...

Very adorable eggs. Making confetti Easter eggs was an annual party when I was growing up. I like your better because of the glitter; great touch!!

Yoli :)

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

you are so talented. Very cute ideas for easter, can't wait!

Denise Marie said...

cool project. I can feel your pain as I'm trying to allow myself to get rid of my own stuff.

Heidi said...

Hi there!
I think it's nice that you got your glitter fix, and underneath is a bit of your mom, too! And I like your memory quote, very nice to remember as I approach the third year of my mom's passing.
Xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Me said...

sparkly is the word all right - nice redo...

jennifer said...

Super cute!

Laura said...

So happy to find another believer that "everything's better with glitter!" Too cute!

LV said...

You did a super job glittering those eggs. Now they really be a great memory from your mother to treasure.

Coloradolady said...

THe makeover is amazing...now you can really enjoy them without giving them up!! Have a great VTT!

thasnifty said...

oh those look beautiful now! everything is prettier with glitter. thanks for sharing!

-brightest blessings-
karina

thasnifty.blogspot.com

Michelle Rayburn said...

The glitter is way better! Way to reuse something and make it better.
Thanks for linking up to my blog hop.

Michelle
Trash To Treasure Decorating

Stephie @ Made By Stephie said...

so pretty!!

I'm hosting a giveaway a@ my blog!! Stop by and check it out!!

http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

mary'smom said...

Very thrifty and pretty! Great work!

concretenprimroses said...

Very pretty!

Lori said...

Very cute..

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
Lori

Lanie Ree said...

Aww, I love sparkly eggs! You did such a good job.

Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love them...too cute.
Had a few hours to blog hop. Hope you will stop by mine...I just added some extra giveaways that I am drawing for late tonight.

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com

Kendall said...

They turned out super cute!

Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Hi Carmie,
They look brand new and very glammed up! Great job repurposing the old Avon eggs!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Heather said...

so sparkly. I love them.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Super CUTE! You did an awesome job.

I am letting everyone know--if you haven't signed up at the new blog, you need to RE-Sign up. Google doesn't let you take your followers with you. If you have already done so --sorry for mentioning it. I am going back and forth between the old and new blog plus my old and new e-mail and I can't keep it all straight. I am hoping to have the old blog finished up (moving everything) and closed down this week.

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Andy Porter said...

How sparkly! Way to use your resources to make such a fun decoration! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

A Sign of the Times said...

I love glitter and this is a great way to renew old easter eggs! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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The Loops said...

I love these! I am your newest follower. I'd love for yout to follow back!

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therewasacrookedhouse said...

Very cute...I too love glitter. You might like my Fingerprint Chicks http://therewasacrookedhouse.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/kids-easter-craft-fingerprint-chicks/

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