Just hatched: little decorating ideas using pretty papers and simple designs. For the wreath, work with plastic eggs. For other crafts, use hard-boiled eggs, or ceramic ones that you can display year after year.
Crafts by Suzonne Stirling; Text by Kate Doherty
A charming and cheerful wreath gives the front door a festive flourish.
Here's how: Using an awl, poke a small hole in each end of 12 plastic eggs. Stack four sheets of printed origami paper together (use a mix of patterns or the same one, your choice) and trace on the back of the paper the egg template (download below). Repeat until you have filled paper. Cut out each stack along the penciled line then cut small slits along the edges to reduce wrinkling. Brush Mod Podge onto the back of one cutout and apply to an egg, pressing out excess glue or air bubbles with your fingers. Repeat until egg is covered. When finished, brush two thin coats of Mod Podge over the egg, letting dry between coats. Once all eggs are dry, string onto 16-gauge wire, allowing an extra inch at each end, and clip the wire. Wrap one end around the other and form wreath shape. Cover wire ends with ribbon to hang.