Recycling Christmas Decor | DIY SNOWFLAKE EASTER EGGS

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

Let's be honest.Easter may be on its way, but spring has not officially begun.

Yes, we are being teased by occasional mild temperatures. But truth is, it is still freezing most of the time, I haven't stored away my hats and gloves yet, and I only just took down the last winter decorations.

Some of which were these paper snowflakes I made in my pre-Christmas phase of glee. I'm still desperately trying to feel merry and bright so I decided to recycle them rather than simply throw them out.

Of course this idea came to me after I had already shredded most of them to pieces in an attempt to take them down ever so gracefully...

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

Paper snowflakes are perfect for this project as they are super easy to make, but can look completely impressive with just a few cuts. The triangles contrast the round shape of the egg beautifully. And if you used plain white paper for the flake instead of colorful origami paper like I did, try dying the eggs first to make the geometric shapes pop!

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED for one paper snowflake Easter egg:

- hard-boiled egg
- paper snowflake
- decoupage glue or glue stick
- scissors

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

Step 1: Start by laying out your paper snowflake and assessing which part of the flake you would like to "recycle". I typically make flakes with six points from colorful origami paper.
Play around by placing the snowflake onto the egg to see how it could fit. Remember that you are trying to fixate a flat 2D item onto a round 3D shape, so you won't be able to fit the entire snowflake onto the egg in one piece.

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

Step 2: Cut the snowflake into shape so it will fit nicely onto the egg. Using a glue stick or this decoupage technique, carefully glue the paper onto the egg. Cut off shapes or overlap where necessary.

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

Step 3: Keep adding bits and pieces of the flake until the egg is covered as much as you'd like it to be.

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

DIY Paper Snowflake Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

These make a great Easter decor, happy hunting!


7 comments

  1. This is such a genius idea! I love making little snowflakes and what a great way to reuse them. The eggs turned out beautifully too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm quite pleased about how they turned out also; so glad I came up with the idea! You should definitely give this a try!

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  2. And don't forget to reuse white paperstars on brown eggs, no dying needed!

    Love your blog, Motte.

    :-)
    M

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    1. Such a wonderful idea, I will definitely try that next year!

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  3. Your ideas are wonderful and thankful that you shared them here. Will defiantly try it next Easter. This Easter, hosted a party at one of venues in Los Angeles. Got it very cheap and had a memorable time there with everyone.

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    1. Thank you Mark! These would definitely look great at any Easter party!

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