In an earlier post I mentioned that I was involved in the "Amusing Provincial" egg carton swap.We were given two names, contacted the people to find some of their interests or favorites and then decorated egg cartons which we stuffed with treasures.
Jackie and April were my partners. I couldn't find the six-egg cartons, so I used a dozen. I started with gessoing the cartons, then painting.
I put moss in the cups to protect the items and "finish" it.
Then I added the paper embellishments. Roses for one...
Butterflies for another.
I wanted to be sure the tops would close all the way so that after the recipient took out the materials inside, they could reuse them to store holiday things or just for fun.
Then the fun part began -- decorating the tops! I decided on a bird and spring theme for both of them.
They were quite similar, yet because of the color and arrangement, different as well.
Then it was time to stuff them!
I had fun with this, combining some Easter candy elements (you must have chocolate!) with art and play things, like spools of lace, ribbon, silk flowers in small envelopes,buttons, floss, French magnets and little bits and bobs!
After that, I had to make sure they stayed intact during shipping, so out came the ribbon.
The green was more rustic and I used a burlap ribbon for that one.
I had a ball doing these and sent them off with a slightly heavy heart! They because part of my life for about a week! Come back soon because in the next post, I'll share the ones I received! (For more on our Easter, check it out HERE.