Monday, March 15, 2010

Williams Sonoma-style Easter Egg...

...the Dollar Store way of course!

Williams Sonoma has this fine Easter egg for sale for $26.00!  
Enchanted Filled Easter Egg, Source: www.williams-sonoma.com
Here's my Dollar Store version.  

Cost $3.00 to make the egg and less than $2.00 for the filler. To be fair, the WS version comes packed with candy for Easter gift giving.  Sadly, mine contains no candy (trust me, we don't need it!)

I started with a large plastic Easter egg from Dollar Tree.  In my enthusiasm to start painting I forgot to snap a pic.  It was clear on top and yellow on the bottom.  Sort of like this one.
I painted both halves of the egg with craft paint in "Butter".  Then I cut out a design that says "Happy Easter" from one of these Dollar Tree paper treat bags.


I used Mod Podge (first time!) to glue the paper to the egg.  This part was tricky since the paper is flat and the surface of the egg is rounded.  The creases were killing me!  I did my best to smooth is all out.  

When that was dry I wiped on some Old English to get a vintage-y feel like in the inspiration egg from WS and glued a dollar store ribbon along the edges of both halves.  Then I just tossed in some spanish moss and foam eggs also from Dollar Tree for the filler.


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31 comments:

  1. Very nice! I saw that egg in the Wiliams-Sonoma catalog but I didn't notice the price--OUCH!

    I ma impressed that you made yours with that clear plastic egg. I would never have thought it could be transformed in that way! It looks great!

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  2. That is super cute!! I love the dollar store!

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  3. Adorable! Very creative - love the design you used!

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  4. Very cute! I'd like to invite you to come plant your creative seed at my new blog party on Fridays "Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions."

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  5. Great job! Your's looks like it should be in the WS catalog for more than $26!

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  6. Oh Darling! I will have to be on the lookout for those large eggs! I love using Old English to distress with too! It works great!

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  7. I love this! Your sort-of-before picture made my jaw drop- I would never have seen the potential in that cheap plastic egg! But your results are stunning.

    Thank you for linking this up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  8. I like yours better! I definitely like your price better!

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  9. Yours is better because it is made with love!
    BTW, next time you want to put something flat on a rounded surface...just clip around the edges a little bit. Then you can overlap the 'tabs' and it will lay nicer. But I think yours looks just fine as it is!

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  10. that egg turned out too cute! I love it! : )

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  11. This really turned out wonderful! I love the way it looks! :)

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  12. I love your version, it turned out really cute! Not bad for your first time using Mod Podge;) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh my heck I love this. You should submit this to ModPodgeRocks. She would love it. tell her I sent you. I am tweeting this also.

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  14. Don't tell W.S., but I think your version is MUCH cuter!!

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  15. I think yours is cuter and the price was much better.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  16. How cute!! I like yours better than Williams Sonoma! I'll have to make some of these. Thanks for sharing...

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  17. I just wanted to let you know that I am featureing you today at:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites_21.html

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  18. This is a great idea and very cute!

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  19. Oh my gosh I love this! Darn, I was just at the Dollar store yesterday...I'm going to have to make another trip tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  20. Yours is totally better than the original!

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  21. I love how you even used images from a $ bag! Very creative!

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  22. I love this! Great idea getting the picture from a gift bag!

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  23. How clever! I love that you snitched the picture from a gift bag. I must learn to Mod Podge!

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  24. I followed your post from the $5 challenge & I LOVE your egg! I think that I'm going to have to save this link. Great idea!

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  25. Great idea! I linked it in my tumblr http://insanityenjoyed.tumblr.com/ That way I wont forget :) These will make perfect little gifts to take to our friends for Easter.

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