Easter this year looks different for everyone. Church services are cancelled. Brunch menus meant to serve the extended family will be scaled down to feed only those under your own roof and I imagine Easter egg hunts in isolation are sad little exercises of hiding eggs 6 feet apart in your backyard.
Usually the week before Easter is spent gathering up the last of the necessities and supplies needed to host the holiday. There are trips to the grocery store (bad idea – stay home and eat what you have) and there are trips to the party store for the paper goods (you may only party with your own people right now, so it’s possible those leftover Thanksgiving napkins will make an appearance) and there is of course that quick stop at Home Goods to get something “just right” for the table setting (newsflash – they’re closed).
Can Easter still be special while we all live in quarantine? Can our brunch and décor still have a festive flair even in social isolation?
This quick and fun project uses a die cutting machine and things from your house. If you have time to watch paint dry (and don’t we all right now), then girl, get ready!
Gather your supplies:
- Cheap plastic eggs from the Dollar Store or Target Dollar Spot (I KNOW you have some hidden away somewhere)
- Craft paint or spray paint. Either one will do. I didn’t want to go out to the garage for spray paint, so I found some craft paint in my basement. I put on a layer of this Dina Wakely white gesso first. It was left over from a collage project. It helped the paint to “grab” the plastic better.
- Leftover vinyl from past projects. I used up several pieces that were floating around my space. They don’t need to be big. I get vinyl in different places, like Joann’s or Michaels.
- Die cutting machine like a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut (I use my trust 5 year old Silhouette Cameo and she still purrs like a kitten).
- Bakers Twine (optional). Only needed if you want to be able to hang them like an ornament. I found mine in my Christmas stash, but here’s an option.
- Start by painting your eggs. Waiting for them to dry is truly the most difficult and time consuming part of this. They will need several layers, so use your downtime wisely and whip up a cake or binge watch something while you wait.
- Type out a few “spring” and “Easter” words in your design software. I used a font that is reminiscent of the infamous Rae Dunn collection. My words were only 1 inch tall. The machine cut my vinyl beautifully.
- Weed your words and use some transfer tape to transfer the vinyl to your eggs. I dolled mine up with some black + white twine I had leftover from Christmas.
Really, this project is THAT easy and will have a HUGE impact on the cuteness level of your Easter décor!