I know Easter is almost upon us but I thought I'd share a quick and easy craft that will not only provide you with a beautiful way to display your Easter Eggs but it will also give you a break from the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the holiday....
Easter Egg cups!
Crepe Paper (optional)
Choose your desired images and center them in a vertical line down the center of your page and print them out....
By printing the images this way you will leave enough cardstock to form a ring at the bottom of each image which will end up hold the egg once your cup is formed.
Now cut each image/ring apart.
You'll want to cut about .25-.5" below each image for the ring.
You also need to make a cut on each side of the image near the center point.
Cut from the image toward the outer edge.
This excess cardstock about the center point will be removed in the next step.
It's time to cut away the extra cardstock around the upper portion of the image.
Simply finish the center cut until you reach the image then cut around the image.
You can now get inky....
I used Sepia around the upper and lower edges then I applied a bit of the green ink (Blotter) around the bottom of the image dragging it towards the outer edges of the ring.
Before moving on you should get a basic measurement of your egg size.
I simply hold an egg in one hand, wrap cardstock flaps about the bottom of the egg to form the cup.
Take a pencil and mark the center point then trim off any excess.
Now you can make a simply cut on each end of the ring.
One on the top down towards the center point (left)
and a cut from the bottom up towards the center point (right).
Now that you have the ring sized you can finish the egg cup off as desired.
I used both clear and brown glass glitter to add a bit of sparkle.
If desired you could cut a strand of crepe paper with deco scissors along one edge then gather and stitch it with your sewing machine.
Cut off a length and glue it to the inside of the ring.
Finally join both ends of the ring together to form the egg cup and you're set to go!
to you and yours!