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Easter Egg Frame

This picture frame DIY project is the perfect decoration for Easter!

Items Needed

Eggs
Dudley's Spraytastic Egg Decorating Kit, available exclusively at Walmart
Spring Green Frame
Scissors
Narrow Offray Ribbon
Wide, Wired Offray Ribbon
Extra Long Needle with Large Eye
Freezer Paper, Newspaper or Waxed Paper
Drying Tray for Eggs
Glue Gun and Glue
Tape

Preparation

1. Protect your work surface by laying down freezer paper, waxed paper or newspaper.
2. Turn your eggs into keepsake eggs by removing the yolk. This can be done following the process outlined here.

Instructions

1. Knead the Spraytastic packet thoroughly. Cut of the corner of the Spraytastic Color packat and carefully pour the color into the Spraytastic Dye Cup.
2. Unscrew the top of the Spraytastic Applicator and pour one color of dye into the base. Screw the lid back on firmly.
3. Optional: If desired, place a reusable egg stencil on the egg.
4. Place the egg on an egg stand.
5. Pump the Spraytastic Applicator 10-12 times.
6. Hold the Spraytastic Applicator 6-8 inches from the egg and hold down the trigger.

7. Once fully colored, place the egg on the drying tray.
8. Repeat steps 3-7 until all eggs are colored. Refill the Spraytastic Applicator with various color of day as needed.
9. Once the eggs have thoroughly dried, cut a piece of the narrow ribbon for each of the eggs that is about 17" long.
10. Thread the ribbon through the large needle. Put the needle through hole in the bottom of the egg and carefully guide it through the inside of the egg to the hole at the top end of the egg. Make the large hanging loop and then put the needle back through the egg, holding onto the large loop so that it stays on that side of the egg. Pull the ends of the ribbon carefully, so that they are even and there is about a 3" tall loop of ribbon on the top end of the egg. Tie a single knot at the bottom of the egg and then tie a bow – if you have kept the holes small enough, this bow should hold the egg onto the ribbon.

11. Repeat this process until all of your egg ornaments are done.
12. Remove the back of the frame and remove the glass from the frame.
13. Attach the eggs to the back of the frame. You can use tape so that I could easily adjust the positioning of the eggs and get them just right. You could also use the glue gun to attach the eggs.

14. Tie your ribbon for the top of the frame into a bow. Using wired ribbon will allow you to shape the bow loops and ribbon tails. Glue the bow to the top of the frame using a glue gun.

Dudley's Helpful Hints

• No time to boil eggs? Try using Walmart's Decorating Easter Eggs with Dudley's Spraytastic Egg Decorating Kit.
• A little bit of color goes a long way. You can use just one color on an egg or you can use 2 or three colors that are layering on the egg for additional interest.
• I left some white space so that when the next color is applied, it will show up on the white area.
• If using the egg stencils, make sure the egg is thoroughly dry. Place the stencil on and rub on the edges to get a good seal. Wait for the dye to dry before removing the stencil.
• If you clean out the Spraytastic Sprayer between colors, be sure to try to spray out the water before you start coloring the next egg. Also be sure to rinse out the nozzle area of the Spraytastic Sprayer.
• Try using two of the primary colors on the eggs in different combinations.
• Avoid spraying all of the different colors onto one egg unless you want very brown eggs.
• Allow eggs to dry. You can pat egg dry with a paper towel is spray is too heavy.
• Rinse Spraytastic Applicator with water between colors, but it is not necessary. This can be part of the fun, but too many colors may cause the color to become muddy.
• Allow refrigerated colored eggs to dry before handling. Condensation may cause colors to smear.

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