Vintage Sheet Music Eggs

I wanted to share some fun ways to decorate eggs….

and what we did last week with ours.

We also plan to dye eggs next week.

We wrapped plastic eggs in strips of vintage sheet music.

Here’s what you need for this project:

~  Cheap plastic Easter eggs

~ masking tape

~ Golden’s matte medium or Mod Podge

~ Strips of paper….your choice.  We used vintage sheet music, but some other fun options would be:  scrapbook paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, newspaper, vintage children’s book paper, brown paper bags, or any other paper that fits your personality and liking.

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Tape the cracks of each plastic egg with masking tape….so they won’t fall apart.

2. Cut your paper into strips….1/2″ in width is great.

3. Cover the plastic egg in either matte medium or Mod Podge. If you do not do a lot of artwork you don’t need to invest in matte medium…Mod Podge is the less expensive option for this step and works just fine.

4. Begin wrapping your egg with the strips of paper and going over each strip w/ more matte medium or Mod Podge. {Excuse the bad pic….I had goop all over my hands.}

5. When your eggs are completely covered….lay them out to dry.

Voila!  You’re done!

We’ve had fun putting them in different places around the house.

Here is my favorite way to dye eggs…

{This picture is from Dreamy Whites….we have not dyed our eggs yet this year.}

Here is where you can find the directions for dying….using all natural food from the kitchen with white vinegar.

Another fun way to decorate eggs is with temporary tattoos….kids would have a blast with that.

Follow the same directions that you would to put the tattoo on skin…and tah-daaaaaahhhhh,

you will have a tattooed egg! {Boys really like this one!}

Are you decorating eggs this year?

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18 thoughts on “Vintage Sheet Music Eggs

  1. I love those eggs! The best part is that I already have the necessary materials. I may try to put a little color on the paper.

  2. Egg-ceptional Daune! (sorry, you knew that one was coming eventually) I have all the necessary supplies on-hand to give these a try. However that last image has me wanting my all-time favorite Easter candy – Cadbury’s speckled eggs. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing your “Musical Eggs!”

  3. Daune! Great job! So pretty! I’m going to include a link back in tomorrow’s Easter highlights. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! {Ps. Leaving comments is really hard…I had to choose the twitter log in in order to get through.}

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  5. Daune this is such an awesome idea. Putting the eggs in silver….Fabulous. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

  6. Gorgeous! My sister-in-law would love this! My mother-in-law too for that matter. I foresee a project in my future, especially as I won’t want my son’s plastic eggs kicking around here until they are just broken.

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