I know it's a bit early to start thinking about Easter, but I wanted to share my latest feature from Family Circle. After a decade of dyeing Easter eggs for magazines, I was looking for something more creative to do this year. I knew I was taking a chance when I proposed decorating white eggs, but I was so excited when the editors decided to give me a shot at it. I couldn't have been more enamored with the results.
For some of my eggs, I used washi tape (Japanese masking tape), the "it girl" of the crafty blog world for the last six months. What a wonderful, versatile tape! I made patchwork designs, stripes, covered whole eggs, even made lacy designs using a craft punch. It was such fun, and one of those times when I really, really liked my job. If you don't know where to get washi tape, try Ginko Papers. They have a wide selection and their prices are better than most.
I also worked with glitter, one of my favorite crafting tools. I decided to forego traditional, opaque glitter and used iridescent glitter instead. It has a lighter, brighter feel, which is perfectly suited to spring. Martha Stewart Crafts sells a great iridescent glitter variety pack at Michaels and I also love the Powderz line of iridescents on Confetti.com (Papaya and Watermelon were two of my favorite colors).
To see all of these, and more, check out the feature online at Family Circle.com.
Tomorrow, I'll do one more post on eggs to help you get started with your Easter decorating, so check back in. It's a little trick I've had up my sleeve for the last few years.
Photography by David Prince for Family Circle