Washi Tape Easter Eggs

March 29th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I Kate, mother of young elementary school children, did not hard-boil nor dye any Easter eggs last year. I used fake ones from a craft store to set our Easter dinner table and plastic ones for the egg hunt. Boom, easy, done.

However. My youngest daughter requested that we engage in the traditional act of dyeing eggs this year, so we set out to dip, dye, and embellish with nailpolish, washi, and glitter tapes. It was a fun for 30 minutes until she got bored with the dipping and abandoned me to go play and I was left alone to finish. Just like three years ago and those paper maché eggs. But I wrapped up the project (ha!) by layering strips of washi and glitter tape in random abstract bands across the tops and I now I don’t believe I’ve ever loved Easter eggs more.

washi and glitter tape easter eggs

We started with hard boiled eggs, some dye from those kits you find everywhere, and a bunch of rolls of glitter and washi tape sent to me by my kind sponsor Wishy Washi.

eggs and polish

 

To create a banded pattern, I wrapped a few with washi tape before dipping, then once my girl dipped the eggs and they were dry, peeled back the tape to reveal the pattern.

washi tape bands on eggs

Layering a thin strip of tape over the top gives them a two tone banded effect.

banded washi tape easter eggs

washi wrapped easter eggs

 

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Lisa Leonard Jewelry Giveaway

March 28th, 2013

Hello everyone, I have a lovely giveaway to share with you today, and just in time for Mother’s Day (only six weeks away!). Lisa Leonard Designs is an online shop offering beautiful hand stamped jewelry in gold, brass, and sterling silver – her pieces can be worn with casual jeans or be the finishing touch to your little black dress.

In her workshop, Lisa and her team also create beautiful and unique wedding cake toppers and home decor too. I love that Lisa supports fair trade by also featuring jewelry handmade by Ecuadorian women in her hope{full} collection, and a portion of the proceeds provides school lunches to children in need through Jungle Kids.

lisa leonard jewelry

Today, Lisa is offering three lucky winners a $75 shop credit!

Eligibility to be one of three winners:

1) Visit Lisa Leonard Designs and pick a favorite piece, then name it in a comment. Is it for you or someone special?

2) For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter.)

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Monday April 1, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winners: #195 April (was in CT); #318 Shari Millerson; #508 Sarah E.

Congratulations to the three winners, all notified via email.

 

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