I have seen these painted burlap Easter eggs
around area gift shops for at least $40.
I thought to myself when I saw the price tag .... I will make my own. I had everything I needed to make one ... the burlap, paint and brushes. If I had to go buy everything it would have just cost a few dollars. It's just the time involved that raises the cost.
I am not sure how the eggs in gift shops are made but here is how I made mine.
First I made a pattern out of newspaper in an egg shape. I cut out two burlap pieces so that when it is painted the egg stiffens and holds its shape. The burlap does soak up the paint! I basecoated the entire egg and let it dry overnight. I hung it from a clothes hanger to dry quicker. The next day I freehanded the design and painted the other colors. I love polka dots so I used my old stenciling brush for the dots. After the paint was completely dry I took a black Sharpie and outlined everything. I was afraid the edges would fray so I took Elmer's glue and mixed it with a little water. I went all around the edges to seal the burlap.
It was a fun project.
I only made one but you could make a couple at a time ... the one I made is hanging in Jennifer's house :)
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