Thursday, February 21, 2013

French Inspired Easter Eggs

 
Creating for spring has been so much fun as the days warm up.
 
Starting with  paper mache eggs, tissue paper, mod podge and a few millinery trims,
 
 I created a few French inspired Easter eggs.
I used toile tissue paper and another type similar to damask cut in 4-5" squares.
Mod podge the paper first, then form over the eggs.
 
  I found that wearing plastic gloves helps as you work with the glue and mold in place.


 
 
It is a messy process until you begin the embellishing.
 
Next adding trims of rickrack, silk flowers, lace ribbon and glitter,
 
the eggs begin to look like this.



Another style are these burlap goose eggs.
 
 I found these at Hobby Lobby and then added the trims to complete.


 
 
It was hard to photograph these eggs,
 
 but I hope you get the idea.
 
French Inspired Easter Eggs
 
for a fresh new season.
 
Soon to be on the shelves of my etsy shoppe, HERE.
 
Happy Creating!
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Hugs,
 
Celestina  Marie

39 comments:

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

They are precious Celeste! What a lovely idea. Enjoy our day!

Jan ♥

sissie said...

What cute Easter Eggs! I really love the toile tissue and the burlap pillows are too sweet!!!

hugs
Sissie

Ayu Maselli said...

Good Morning Celestina,

How creative you are!, love your French Easter eggs. love the paper so elegant too.
love so much those eggs.
thank so much for your wish. I appreciated. I think I need long rest around another 2 months more.
happy to receive your message,you always made me happy.
thanks so much for being a great friend.
I wish you a great days.
love to you

Old Time Cindy said...

Your eggs are so sweet! It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Sassy Southern Lady said...

These are so cute. I think I may have to give this a try.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Those would make any French Hen proud! Aren't those cute? I thought it would be fun to try these with the girls until I thought about SweetCheeks with ModPodge.Ummmm....after mulling that thought for a while I think I will just enjoy looking at yours here. They are beautiful! xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! Love the two tissue paper patterns you used. The embellishments are so pretty. I think a whole grouping of them together would look fantastic.

Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty eggs, especially when grouped in a basket.
Judith

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These are darling, Celeste! You are just so creative.

Marcia Pilar said...

Celeste, these are GORGEOUS and so simple to make too. I can't resist black and white...my favorite combination. Our new house is decorated in neutrals with a touch of aqua, so I think I'm going to add a little aqua to mine. These are simply perfect.
Not posting at this time, but will continue to visit.
Thank you for sharing, love.
XOXO's

Gabriela said...

I love the eggs!Just adorable!

Kadee Willow said...

Oh, don't worry about the photos.. they turned out beautifully!! On my side of the screen all you could hear was me saying, "oh, my gosh!" over and over again. You see, I am passionate about black and cream and use it quite frequently in my home. Those eggs are amazing and I adore that you chose not to use traditional Easter colors! Fabulous!

Kelly_Deal said...

Your eggs are gorgeous Celestina! TFS your tutorial!

My Shabby Bungalow said...

Celeste, I love this post! Your eggs are so pretty! I recently did the same thing with Jeanne d' Arc napkins! Not finished yet as I have 24 to do but will be posting them on my blog when I am done :) Inspiration from my Fairytale Easter book. Yours are just perfect for your love of all things French :) Love the burlap too!!
Love and hugs,
Amy

Susan said...

Celestina, your eggs are so beautiful. But everything you do turns out beautifully. Your french inspired eggs are wonderful, I am sure they will sell well for you.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Cleverly done with those papier mâché eggs as a starting point! Also love the fleur-de-lys ribboned one.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Those are so pretty Celeste!... I have never seen any quite like them... very elegant!... have fun creating your Springtime treasures!... xoxo Julie Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, they are beautiful!! I am so liking black and white and all of the embellishments, looks like it was a fun messy day LOL!

Carol

Createology said...

Your Easter Eggs are Tres Chic. Early Easter this year and coming fast. Hoppy Creating...

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! I adore your Easter eggs, Celestina! The tissue paper and the burlap are perfect, and so area all of your pretty trims! I found some of that fleur de lis ribbon too, love!!

DeeDee said...

just darling... I so love your style always...

cynthia lee designs said...

Your eggs are so pretty!! I purchased some paper mache eggs last year...then never got around to decorating them.
hugs,
Cindy

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh these are just LOVELY!!! The idea is intriguing and of course, if its french, Im in! :)

Hugs,

Wateringen said...

Hay Celestina Marie,

Ohhh...those eggs are amazing!
I love your blog very much...
And I will follow your blog.
Please take a look into my world.

Love from Holland,
Marijke
www.marijkevanooijen.blogspot.com

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So pretty, Celestina!!

Thanks so much for visiting!! If you haven't stopped by to enter my Giveaway celebrating my 3rd Blog Anniversary, please do!!

Hugs,
Debbie

1CardCreator said...

Celeste these are stunning, made with such careful detail and beautiful papers and embellishments! They look gorgeous on your table in that beautiful wire basket too! ~Diane

Jennifer said...

Hi Celestina! Your eggs are beautiful :o) I bet you had so much fun decorating them...Don't you just love playing with Mod Podge...LOL! I love decorating for Easter and making new stuff to display. Thank you for visiting me and leaving me such nice comments always. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Jennifer

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I just love these! I usually have my group of friends come out for an early Easter brunch. Since I live far out with woods all around, I usually "hide" a special gift for each one of them to find. I would love to have some of these beautiful eggs for them to find along the way! They aer so lovely!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a lovely way to dress up the Easter table! Just beautiful!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your French inspired eggs are beautiful and a lovely twist on the traditional pastels. Very pretty.

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, your eggs are wonderful, love them. I don't know how you even think of all these creative things...you are amazing.

ruth

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I have to find me some eggs! This looks so much fun. You have some beautiful little embellishments for them. Thanks for the tip about the gloves! Happy weekend!

Anita said...

Your eggs are divine!!! But I have to admit.....I want to eat them!! lol. Cheers, Anita.

Kat White said...

Those turned out beautifully. once I decorate real eggs, I had my son blow out the stuff in the center, the yolk of course. LOL and then I did some decorating and put on some crackle stuff and they turned out so pretty. I threw them out when we moved and I miss them it was a lot of work. Have a great weekend. Hugs

Kerri said...

Oh I love your eggs, they are absolutely darling and oh so chic! I have been so busy with different projects, I hope to have more time for blogging soon.

Hope you are enjoying February and have a blessed Sunday!

xoxo
Kerri

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These turned out so pretty and elegant in the black and white. And then you embellished them to make them even more special. I have some Modge Podge but never really knew what to do with it! lol I need to get creative!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Dear Celestina,
We have a brand new Hobby Lobby near my daughters house so we went last week and could not leave. Finally this store came to southern CA, we are already planning another visit. Wonderful job on your French inspired eggs, so different and so lovely, but then you always do beautiful work. Hugs and blessings, Lu

Edie Marie's Attic said...

OOh-la-la! Je'taime!

I've got to find me some eggs!

Big hugs, Sherry

tina said...

what a beautiful decoration

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..