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Kissing eggs

I’ve talked about the fun online swap group I participate in before.  This holiday’s package was amazing and I was thrilled to receive some darling kissing eggs!
I know, right?  
AMAZING.
Tracy made these darling eggs which I’ve dubbed kissing eggs {similar to kissing balls/pomanders.}  AND, she gave me the bird too…I know, I’m spoiled! (:
   
After emailing the creative egg maker for a tute, I ended up google-imaging THIS site for a fab tutorial JUST.FOR.YOU!  You’re welcome! (:  

SUPPLIES:

  •  4” white Styrofoam ball
  • 90-100 pearl tipped corsage pins
  • Two sheets scrapbook paper – I used a pearlized pink for one ball and a matte pale pink for the other in these pictures
  • Martha Stewart hydrangea punch

martha stewart hydrangea punch
Step 1. You’ll need to punch 180-200 of the hydrangea petal shapes, which will take around a sheet and a half of 12×12 scrapbook paper.

Step 2. After the shapes are all punched, curl the edges of the petals upward and to the center. This will give the flowers some dimension when they are complete.

Step 3. Stack two of the flower petals and turn them a bit so it looks like a full flower. Stick a corsage pin straight through the center of your petals.
Step 4.  Push the end of the pin into the Styrofoam ball, the repeat until your ball is covered.

I started mine by making a row around the center and filling in each half a concentric row at a time. Make sure your flowers are close enough that the petals cover the Styrofoam. If you’re going to sit them flat by themselves on the table as I did for my centerpieces, you can leave about 2 inches on the bottom bare of flowers so the balls have a bit more stability. If you cover the entire ball, these would look pretty in a bowl or with ribbons pinned among the petals to hang them.

{Tute from the talented Frog Prince Paperie}

Now go make your own kissing eggs/ball/pomanders…your mantle will thank you for it!  And thank YOU again, Tracy!

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22 Comments

  1. Wow, these are so cute! I love that you used a punch to create the flowers– so crafty! Well, I think I’m going to have to try this one out for my Easter table. You girls keep me busy with your creative projects!

  2. I made eggs similar to that years ago but using sequins instead of paper. I love the flowers, very classy.

  3. Very sweet! I like the kissing eggs!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  4. Ok, way cute! I love the pink. But, I was really admiring your grass in the picture…It looks lush and pretty unlike mine right now.

  5. OK. I'm off to Michaels to get the punch and the pins. The eggs/balls are absolutely beautiful.

  6. What an awesome swap partner!! Amazing. Those take FOREVER to make! lol So gorgeous, though. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Sadie from randomosityblog.com

  7. OH-SO-CUTE!! I love the bird with the crown too, haha! Thanks for linking up at The Little Birdie, I will definitely be coming to visit this weekend for yours! 🙂

  8. Someone is kicking themselves for not joining the Swaperoo's group now (ME!) Dang those are awesome. I'm too lazy to make them… maybe I will steal YOURS 😉 jk What a great gift! 🙂

  9. so pretty! they look like a lot of work but well worth it. great easter decor!

    Mindy @ Crafting Gals
    craftinggals.blogspot.com

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