Oeuf Couture: How to Dress an Easter Egg

comments (7) April 16th, 2014     

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Jeff_Rudell Jeffery Rudell, contributor
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This Easter, Im keeping all of my eggs au naturel but wrapping them in as much color as I can muster.
Narrow strips of paper, in bright springtime hues, are woven using a traditional chair-caning pattern.
Less of a dye job than a makeover: Dare I call it Œuf Couture?
This Easter, Im keeping all of my eggs au naturel but wrapping them in as much color as I can muster.

This Easter, I'm keeping all of my eggs au naturel but wrapping them in as much color as I can muster.

Photo: Jeff Rudell
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  Overlap the edges and glue them in place. Trim any extraneous strips from the ends of the container and check for any loose strips that need to be reglued before proceeding.


  Carefully cut flaps in each end of the box. Each flap is 1-1/2 inches long. (Here is where any strip you neglected to glue in place above will fall off if not properly adhered.)



The finished piece. The egg, though hardly visible in this photo, is nestled safely within the basket.


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Comments (7)

CeceliaLouie writes: Thank you turning the stereotypes upside down and inspiring us all, Jeffery. I am transported back to art school when we had "blue sky" projects and had so much fun making my Egg Spaceship!

Posted: 11:55 am on February 12th
Christine_Connor writes: This is amazing stuff! Im loving the wealth of material, information & various creative outputs by so many folk on this site!

Your Easter egg also looks amazing. The time, care & love & attention you showed in creating it really shows. I know as a seasoned quiller, i have to dedicate equal time, love & care when creating quilling projects. From my experience, i would add that folk who are going to attempt this, be very careful with the glue! Make sure you use a good quality glue that is appropriate for paper crafts. Also don't apply too much otherwise it could ruin your project. Use one with an applicator so you can easily control the flow of the glue..

I personally use a variety, but clear drying glue like Crystal Effects is usually sufficient.

Posted: 11:06 am on April 1st
EchoLin writes: you have given us a good pattern of easter crafts.
Posted: 10:14 pm on March 31st
jscott56 writes: WOW!!! These are very neat and are something I want to learn to. What a true inspiration!!!
Posted: 12:16 am on August 21st
AWilcox writes: What a great way to decorate the Easter Egg! I have nieces who love decorating for any holiday, and during Easter they make a mess with food coloring. This year I am going to present your idea to them, I am sure they will love it as much as I do, thanks for your innovative creations.
Posted: 4:51 pm on March 16th
hemidemisemiquaver writes: ooooh....I am a postin'! I have a beautiful project I did at Christmas for naturl egg shell ornaments, as well as an eggshell garden! I will post both in the same post!
Posted: 3:10 pm on March 16th
LauraMM writes: I LOVE your work! Your paper creations are amazing works of art! And I love how you left the eggs natural... I have 3 children, so we are into dying eggs, coloring, and so on.... Pre-kids, I'd paint the eggs and then heat emboss some designs with embossing powder... But now I'm off to purchase brown eggs, and I'd like to arrange some naturally with decorated vessels or baskets... thanks for the inspiration!
Posted: 10:36 am on March 16th
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