Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Easter Crafts: Crochet Eggs and Ribbon {Giveaway Week}

Welcome to Day 2 of Easter Week at PSA Stamp Camp.   We are sharing great Easter crafting ideas all week long.  Be sure to enter our giveaway at the end of the post! You can win Peel & Stick stamps just in time for Easter.  


Mae Armstrong wanted to create an Easter decoration that can be used year after year.   She’s been admiring the crochet eggs from Easy Makes Me Happy by Tara Murray so she followed the free pattern for crocheting them.   You can follow the pattern too and check out Tara's amazing blog and her Etsy store if you'd rather just purchase these gorgeous crochet designs. 


Photo Credit: Easy Makes Me Happy
To recreate, Mae used Sugar 'n Cream yarn in Lime Stripes, Daisy Ombre, Natural Stripes and Country Stripes. This is the perfect combination for Easter.


Be sure to stuff the egg carefully and massage the fiber so it's evenly distributed.  Look how beautiful all of them turned out!  Mae admits this project takes a good amount of time –but worth it. 




If you can bare to part with them and want to give them as a gift, save up an egg tray and paint over it with white paint to cover the label.   Let it dry for at least 1 hour.   Paint the other side bright yellow and set aside to dry. 




While the last coat of egg carton dries, prepare your fabric ribbon.    Mae alternated with stamps PSA Topiary and Little Bunny Peel & Stick.  Up first:  the watering can.




She also used the bird from Little Bunny.




Aren’t the ribbons so pretty?  It’s a fun, shabby chic look.   A full ribbon tutorial coming soon!




Wrap your carton with your fabric for an amazing gift!





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18 comments:

  1. Ok this has to be one of the cutest projects ever!! I so wish I could knit but like sewing we just dont mix! :)
    TFS!!

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  2. Wow how cute is this. love the Easter eggs I did some but with glitter.
    Your Easter eggs are Awesome and love the colors you chose. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  3. How cute! Wish I knew how to crochet.

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  4. I like how you made your own ribbon. I'm going to try that.

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  5. Very cute, love the egg carton, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  6. Oh so cute I love this project.

    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, really great giveaway, I love those eggs and the ribbon you made. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  8. I love how you put them in the carton and wrapped them! This is so cute, I'm going to have to make 2. One for my mother, and one for the mother-in-law. They'll love them!

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  9. Love the eggs and how you did the ribbon is just fabulous!

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  10. Those eggs are soooo CUTE! I shared this with my sister who is an avid crocheter, and she LOVED it! TFS! ;o)

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  11. those eggs are so cute, and i love the way you stamped on the ribbon.

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  12. i already get the email
    signed up to follow by google
    thanks!

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  13. YOu are always an inspiration to me. Thank you.

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