Thursday, 27 March 2014

DIY easy Cracking Easter Egg Pots



Chompsing my way through a chocolate dessert pot the other night, I noticed the pleasing oval shape of the container. Ruby's never one to let me throw anything away if it can be used for junk modelling or crafting, so I stocked up and bought a few more.  And you thought I was selfless drinking wine so she could have corks to play with?!


We painted our pots (remove all labels first) with poster paints mixed with white acrylic to get lovely pastel colours.  They needed a few coats.

When dry, fill with mini eggs.  Run a glue stick around the rim and carefully lay a single sheet of tissue paper over the top trying to get it as taut as you can.  Leave for a few minutes for the glue to dry, then carefully tear the tissue paper away leaving a sealed 'lid' attached.

Now you have pretty pots of Easter eggs to give away.  Simply 'crack' them open to get to the contents.

A simple but effective way to jazz up some inexpensive chocolate eggs.  We'll be giving these away to school friends at the end of term.


What Easter crafts have you been doing?  Check out the #GetYourCraftOn linky for over 40 fabulous egg and chic crafts to inspire you.

As featured on Fun Crafts Kids.

22 comments:

  1. This is such a brilliant idea! V cute too. x
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    1. Thanks Rhoda, glad you like it x

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  2. Oh Liz, what a sweet idea! These look beautiful! x

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    1. Thank you Kezzie, pleased with how they turned out. x

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  3. You are so clever Liz! These look amazing, and what a good idea.

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  4. they look so great! i always want to paint pots but i am always failing! i don't think i use the proper paint :( what did you use?

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    1. I used regular poster paint mixed with some white acrylic. It did need a couple of coats first as it was hard to get a key first of all on the plastic.

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    1. Thanks Becky - pretty thrifty too huh?

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  6. What a clever thrifty idea :)

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    1. Don't know about that! The occasional good idea!

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  8. Aw really lovely, we can never find containers for little eggs :) reward yourself with more wine and pub I say!

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  9. Neat idea Lizzie - you are one clever banana !

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  10. What an amazing idea! I have to make these!

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  11. Such a cute idea. We have to make these this year! x

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  12. This is such a great idea!! Will so be giving these a go at some point :) x

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