For my last Easter Egg this year I looked to my past for inspiration. I remember coloring and decorating eggs when I was a kid with fun horizontal stripes and flowers in bold colors similar to this photo I found at melboreinphotos.com.
- 1 smooth foam egg (about 3 inches tall)
- 1/2 inch sequin pins*
- 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
- 5mm sequins, various colors including green, pink, orange, purple, blue, etc.
- glitter paint in various colors
- 9mm ribbon
- 5mm flower sequins**
- 14mm flower sequin
*Purchased from Cartwright’s
**I used a special sequin tape I found in a 100 yen shop in Japan but you can use regular flower shaped sequins.
- Pin ribbon in a horizontal strip slightly off center toward the bottom of foam egg.
- Create a circular indention at the top and bottom of the foam. I used a small makeup sample jar with about a 3cm diameter. I also used a measuring tape to make sure that the circle was centered.
- Trace the indentions with sequins.
- Use the ribbon and sequined circles as a base to create more horizontal lines around the egg.
- Use glitter paint in bright colors to create more stripes of varying widths. Let paint dry completely before continuing your work.
- Use 5mm flowers to create a zigzag pattern over the thickest painted stripe if you desire.
- Use sequins to create dots on the 9mm ribbon.
- Cap the egg with a 14mm flower sequin.
There is no reason you need to follow my pattern exactly. Have fun and create your own unique style!