Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vintage Gift Wrap Easter Eggs

Hi Friends~
Going through my stash of wrapping papers
I came across some of my vintage gift wrap
perfect to cover paper mache eggs for Easter.

The colors are so pretty for spring.
To create eggs, I made copies of the papers and then
tore in pieces to layer on  paper mache eggs
using modpodge.
(sorry I did not get a pic of the eggs before covered)
Here are a few finished with trims.
I used vintage hemtape frayed, silk roses, tulle and glitter for the little roses.

The plate is a Fitz and Floyd
from 1996.
Pretty for spring, don't you think?

And a few using tissue papers in damask.
A variety of these are so pretty in an Easter basket
or glass bowl.

A great helper doing projects like this
is a Dry It Board.
These large needle surface boards
give you a spot to lay your work down to dry when painting or gluing.

These covered eggs are fun to do, but a bit messy.
I wear a plastic glove on my left hand to hold the egg
as I apply the glue with a paint brush with the right hand.
This really helps.
We also have a new baby in the family
and I wanted to design a card
to go with my gift.
My dear friend Diane from
has been such a inspiration to me over the years
as she designs gorgeous cards with envelopes.
So taking inspiration from her,
I gave a try to line my envelope to go with the card.
Starting with  a 4 x 6 card and matching envelope,
I layered the ivory card with yellow designer card stock,
blue and white polka dot card stock
and designer cut paper for the little saying
I found in an card book.
The stars are wood painted white with sparkles
and layered with foam dots and sticker words.
I used white ribbon down the left side
and on the inside I layered the yellow card stock
and blue and white dot paper to write a message.
At the bottom of the card,
I layered blue toile
taken from the baby announcement.

Lastly, I patterned the envelope
and lined it with the blue and white.
As you might realize from the colors, the baby was a boy!!
That's all folks.
Hope you have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Celestina Marie



Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful Easter eggs, they make a great decoration. Love the plate you showed, too. your card is exactly right for a new boy, and the envie liner adds a lot. Diane is full of good ideas! Hugs, Valerie

Альбина Рассеина said...

Oh, how beautiful!

Patti said...

Never have I seen more beautiful Easter eggs. They are absolutely gorgeous!

I am very ready for spring. It has been an incredibly long winter. Your eggs have brought a touch of spring to my day.


Denise said...

So very lovely.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That floral paper is perfect for Spring and Easter eggs, Celeste! I tried doing those eggs last year and I remember how messy it was. : ) Love your card. How pretty it looks when the inside of the envelope coordinates with the card.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The Easter eggs are pretty and I like the idea of a dry it board which is new to me. Your card is lovely too.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your Sweet, Sweet Easter Eggs. I am intrigued with your drying board, I have never heard of one and it's purpose is wonderful!!

Have a Wonderful Day Celeste~
Huggs, Nancy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There are so many possibilities with the eggs...I love the soft pastels. And the card and envelope are beautiful...handmade is always so much more special. Sweet hugs!

Jan Hermann said...

These eggs are adorable - I love the...guess, which ones I love the most...OK, I bet you got it didn't you? The Toile - black and white! But, they're all pretty.

What a beautiful card for the new baby!! Great job.

I've never had the patience for the "little, delicate" work you do. But...give me some yarn and a hook...and I'm off!!

Thanks for you comment about my new Blog Banner - I had fun creating it.

Jan ♥

Betty said...

The eggs are so pretty and the plate is adorable that you found.

Mari said...

Beautiful eggs Celeste, I love all the pretty paper you used to cover them and yummy trim ;-)
The fliz and floyd plate is just so prefect and pretty....
And your card turned out beautiful my talented friend ;-)


1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous eggs and platter too! I want to do my egg hunt at your house this year! Your card is beautiful and I am sure it was really appreciated too. I love your lined envelope and thanks for the mention too. ~Diane

NanaDiana said...

Those are GORGEOUS, Celestina Marie. Can you believe we are to the point where we are thinking about Easter already?...although anything to get through this winter weather works for me!

I love that little plate, too, but those floral covered eggs are just darling!!!! What fun to have a few of them in a bowl or basket.

I have never heard of that DryIt board but I am going to look for one. What a GREAT idea!

Your card turned out great, too. You are just one crafty, talented chickie! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

PS-Wanted to tell you- What a WONDERFUL newsletter! Love it! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

PS-Wanted to tell you- What a WONDERFUL newsletter! Love it! xo Diana

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The eggs are stunning! Are they real eggs or plastic ones?
The card is so pretty and one that will be kept forever.
Love the plate - they always have such unusual items.
Great post Celestina.

farmhouse-story said...

love your cute decorated eggs and lacey looking plate, celeste:) and diane is an awesome inspiration, isn't she?! such a sweet baby card and envie!

Julie Marie said...

What beautiful eggs Celeste!... and I love your Fitz and Floyd plate. They all look so Springy!... xoxo Julie Marie

Cynthia said...

Those eggs are simply gorgeous, Celestina! I love all of the photos! Thank you, for sharing and inspiring!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pretty for Spring and Easter!!

Anonymous said...

Such a delightful post full of beautiful creations. You are certainly talented. Always a joy to visit.

Createology said...

Lovely decorated eggs. The Fitz and Floyd plate is gorgeous for Spring. I love your card and lined envelope you created. Creative Bliss Dear...

Beverly Dillow said...

I love your paper covered eggs! So pretty! I love visiting your blog. So inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! I came by yesterday but got side tracked and had to leave before I could leave a comment. Now I can. The eggs are just beautiful! You truly are the most creative one. The card and envelope are darling! You're the best.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Your eggs are so pretty,Celestina! What a great idea to use the pretty vintage wrapping paper. And even better that you scanned it so you can save the originals. The tissue paper eggs are gorgeous and are my very favorite! Such a cute card you made, you have been on creative roll!

Sola Scriptura said...

Your Easter eggs look lovely! The card is beautiful, what a thoughtful keepsake for the new parents!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Those eggs are beautiful, and I love the plate they are on too. I've never seen a Dry it Board, but I need to look into getting one. I seldom do any crafting, but when I do, glue is everywhere, and I've even glued my project to the top of a magazine! Your baby card is so pretty, and especially nice to make the matching envelope. You always impress me. laurie

Red Rose Alley said...

Your vintage eggs are so pretty, Celestina. What a clever idea. I love the black and white damask ones. Jess loves the damask design very much. These will be nice as part of your Easter décor. I just saw a skinny bunny today and couldn't resist buying her. Me and you are already thinking of Easter - what a blessed holiday it is.


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What sweet eggs! I just love black and white and damask, so those are my favorite, but they are both so cute.

Congratulations on the new baby in your family. The card is beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Celeste! I've been trying to work my way to your page for days now, and I must say I've had a delightful time catching up with all your latest creations today. I love paper mache on Easter eggs, and these are beautiful. You know me, my eye gravitates toward the black and white ones. :) They are all perfect.
Many blessings to the new baby boy and his loved ones. Love the card.
Spending a little more time away from the computer these days, but I'm still here, friend.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! I'm popping back in to take another peep at your darling eggs! Thanks so much for coming to see my little cows.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your Easter eggs are so cute. I especially like the black and white ones. Congratulations on new baby in your family. Babies brighten everyone's day.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The eggs are gorgeous and it is your finishing touches that make it perfect! And you make cards tooooo...So cute...Girlfriend, you can do it all! PS: you were not help choosing a bag lol!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Love the pretty Easter eggs you have been making - looks like fun. The Dry it board looks like a good thing to have.
Congratulations to your new precious baby in the family and love the sweet card you made.
Sending hugs and wishing you a lovely weekend, dear friend

Anonymous said...

Very sweet and beautiful eggs, great idea to use the vintage papers!
beautiful card also! Hope all is well with you, Celeste

WE said...

Looks great, very colorful. I love them all...

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celeste! I just smile when I see your pretty smiling face in my comments! You light up the whole list! Have a wonderful weekend.
be a sweetie,

Unknown said...

Your Easter eggs are so pretty! I especially love the black and white ones. :)

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!. Love your blog. :)


{oc cottage} said...

soooooooooooooooo pretty!!!

m ^..^

TexWisGirl said...

very creative. :)

Bente said...

Hi Celestina Marie. Your eggs looks gorgeous. Love the card too.

Have a great new week, my friend

Hugs from here

deb said...

Your eggs are adorable. Love the vintage wrap ~ very Springy! And the damask are so elegant. I say you have Easter covered...LOL pun intended! well, I try ;)
Darling plate too!
Your card is so cute. Love they saying with the star shapes ~ you're so coordinated!
Have a great week.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've got a head start on Easter decorating with your pretty eggs! And the baby card and envelope are adorable! They will be a keepsake for the new parents!

Anonymous said...

they are beautiful! Worth the sticky fingers!!!! Your car is lovely as well, congratulations on the birth of the baby in your family, thank you so much for visiting me today

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Love your eggs done in the vintage wrapping papers. Great idea to copy it too! The dry it board is a great idea also Celeste... I've seen things that would work kind of like it. I thinks moi needs one!

Your creations always amaze me Celeste. I just got some Easter things out yesterday to urge spring to show it's face! I have snowdrops blooming in the front flower bed so there must be something they know that I don't. The snow is finally gone and we're thanking the Good Lord for that.

Have a delightful day dear friend,
Edie Marie

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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..