Easter Egg Door Hanger

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

by Amanda Formaro

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Make this fun and festive Easter Egg Door Hanger to welcome this Easter Bunny this year. Simple instructions and minimal supplies, whip it up in just an hour or so!

You will need:

3 paper mache ovals

12″ long dowel acrylic paint in pink, yellow, purple, green, black and white and various other colors of your choice

12″ piece of jute (measure as it sits, not stretched out)

2 flat headed thumbtacks

hot glue gun

old toothbrush

acrylic sealer spray, matte finish

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What you do:

Paint paper mache ovals, one pik, one purple and one yellow. Repeat with another coat and allow to dry completely. Paint the dowel with green paint and let dry completely. Decorate the eggs with various designs. We used a thin paintbrush to “draw” on flower shapes, and dipped the end of a paint brush into different colors of paint to dab on the flowers’ centers. On the purple egg we dipped the end of a pencil eraser into white paint for the large polka dots and the end of a paint brush into purple, blue and yellow paint for the smaller dots. We painted criss cross stripes with a thin paint brush on the yellow egg using light blue, prange, green and purple paint. Dip the bristle tips of a toothbrush into some black paint that has been lightly thinned with a drop or two of water. Test your splattering ability on a piece of scrap paper before doing this on your clover. Hold toothbrush horizontally and drag your finger across the bristles, causing the paint to splatter spots wherever you aim it. When you are comfortable with this method, go ahead and splatter the entire surface of the dowel and all three eggs with black paint. Clean out toothbrush and repeat this method with white paint. Spray entire surface with acrylic sealer spray and let dry. // When dry, position the eggs (from their hangers) onto the dowel. Hot glue in place on the back. Stretch out the jute and cut in half. Attach one of the pieces of jute to the back of the dowel with a thumtack, repeat process with other piece of jute at the other end of the dowel. Tie into a knotat the open ends, this is where it will hang from. Hang on your door!

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.

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