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Monday, December 5, 2011

Book-Egg Christmas Ornaments

A little something for the tree I have in my living room window:
I want this tree to have a vintage homespun book look.  I spotted this egg wreath from Lemon Tree Creations and pinned it a couple months ago, thinking I could make something similar for Christmas ornaments.  It worked nicely.  I used old Easter eggs.  First, I drilled a hole in the top of the egg,
then modge podged some tiny scraps into the hole (using a toothpick helped).
Then took about 8 inches of ribbon, folded it in half and shoved the cut ends through the hole, again, using a toothpick.
Then carefully pulled the ribbon through to tie a knot in the end.
Then time for more modge podge!
I didn't follow Lemon Tree's tutorial at all (just looked at it for the first time today in fact), I just modge podged scraps from what had turned out to be a very vulgar book I picked up at a library bag sale 'cause the cover looked interesting (I had to be careful to make sure no curse words or words like crotch, sex kitten, etc., were showing!)
I like 'em!  The Lemon Tree eggs definitely look cleaner, but since the text of the book I used was...well, disgraceful, the way I did it was probably better for my purposes!

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