Spring is here and it’s time to decorate for Easter. If you still haven’t done so, I’ve got another easy Dollar Tree craft. Remember the Dollar Store Fall Owl? This time I wanted to use a Dollar Tree egg to make a large egg for my mantel.
If you’re a crafter, you probably already have most of the supplies on-hand from other craft projects. For me, all I needed to pick-up was the Dollar Tree felt egg ($1) and foam core board (2 for $1) for a total project cost of $2.
- Dollar Tree felt egg
- paint in several colors
- paint brushes
- craft glue (optional)
- ModPodge glitter (optional)
- gem stones(optional)
- foam board
- utility knife
- pencil or color pencils in the same color as your paint
Place the felt egg on the foam board and trace the outline of the egg.Using the utility knife, do a light score of the outlined egg – doing a light score helps keep the blade in place. Following the score line, make a second pass over the outline to cut out the egg.
Tip – Use color pencils in the same shades of your chosen paints to hide the trace lines. Paint in the traced shapes and a little outside of the traced lines. I forgot to take pictures, but I also painted the edge of the foam egg in the same color as the felt egg. Set aside and let dry. Add another coat if needed.
Tip – Do not over saturate the foam core with paint because this will cause the paper to ripple. Use thin coats of paint to add color. If you do not want to use paint, use felt pens to fill in the shapes.
While the paint on the foam core is drying, paint Mod Podge glitter onto the front of the felt egg. Set aside and let dry.
Glue the felt egg onto the painted foam egg. Let dry. If you’re the impatient type, use your glue gun to glue down the egg. You can skip this part, but I like bling and added gemstones.
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