As we all know, Martha Stewart is the cream of the crop for all things craft and classy. Aim high for your Easter basket inspirations this year with ideas that are golden, flourishing, sweet & simple, classic, green and recyclable.
GOLDEN: Follow these directions for metallic eggs.
Tip: Imitation gold leaf is less expensive. You may want to consider using the imitation leaf while learning the technique.
Gilding Eggs How-To
1. At a crafts store, buy gold leaf in various shades (you’ll need three or four gold sheets per egg). Blow out eggs. Working in a draft-free room and using a small brush, paint blown-out eggs with size, an adhesive material, and let dry on drying rack according to manufacturer’s
2. Wearing cotton gloves, rub a thin gilder’s tip brush on your hair to create static, and lift one gold sheet from the packet. Drape it over egg coated with size, and smooth with your fingers. Repeat until egg is covered. Go over egg with a soft, clean natural paintbrush to even out the texture and brush off any extra flakes.
FLOURISH: Allow your main centerpiece basket to reflect the fresh signs of long-awaited Spring!
SWEET & SIMPLE: Whether you are celebrating Easter or May Day a simple, small bouquet can bring a smile to anyone’s day.
CLASSIC: What child doesn’t love a bunny tail trail to their basket filled with goodies. This year add a gift that’s prepares your kiddos for Spring Showers- a pair of Augie Alligator Boots for boys and Bella Butterfly Boots for girls!
GREEN: Be earth-friendly and give baskets made of precious paper designs.
RECYCLABLE: Multi-use totes are an easy bag to carry while egg hunting. Plus they are a great school bag too!
For the eggs to go in these darling baskets see our how to for Ukranian Eggs.