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Watercolor Easter Eggs

letteringGina PaulsonComment

Playing around with more Easter eggs and I couldn't resist the urge to watercolor a few for some place settings. Super easy, really fun and anyone can do it. They actually dry really fast too which is awesome. With Easter coming up on Sunday I have been busy prepping for Easter egg hunts, easter table settings and other fun festivities! But as always, the best part of any holiday is just getting to spend time with family. 

Looking forward to this weekend, spending time with friends and family, and celebrating life! Happy Friday, friends! 

Faux Calligraphy Easter Eggs

Gina PaulsonComment

Easter is getting closer! I wanted to share a couple of fun DIY Easter Egg ideas for you guys that are inspired by my love for hand-lettering and calligraphy. This first one I'm sharing today is for all of you fabulous people out there who have a soft spot in your heart for all things that glitter. I LOOOOVE me some glitter. I started by painting the bottom of these with some paint (you could also use modgepodge or any glue really) Then while it was still wet, I dipped the bottom of the egg into my glitter jar. Okay, it's KIND OF like that jar of glitter was MADE for THIS specific task. I mean, look at it. It fit in there perfectly. After all of the paint was covered in glitter, I set the eggs upside down to dry. I found washi tape to make an EXCELLENT egg holder while the paint dries, but you can also just toss it back in the carton. Once it dried I started my doodle sesh. I call this "Faux" calligraphy because although I used the lettering techniques of calligraphy, I did not use a nib. In fact, I just used a sharpie. Easy as that! A fabulous little DIY for Easter that allows you to incorporate GLITTER and CALLIGRAPHY!? Heck. Yes.