CREATE EGG-CITING FAUX EASTER EGGS WITH BIC MARK-IT™ PERMANENT MARKERS!!

Forget the old traditional way of decorating faux Easter eggs! With BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Marker’s 36 bold colors, you can create egg-citing unique faux Easter eggs that not only look beautiful but can be displayed year after year!

There are so many faux egg options just waiting to be decorated with BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers! On a recent trip to the craft store I filled my basket with all sorts of faux eggs made of different materials. I purchased the faux eggs made out of paper mache, wood, ceramic, plastic and a new foam material. The foam eggs come in different sizes and can be carved with a carving tool just like the faux pumpkins I have decorated in the past.

As I walked the aisles of the craft store searching for additional items like, ribbon, rhinestones and glitter to add more pizzazz to my faux eggs, I came across the scrap book section and grabbed a bottle of an alcohol ink blending solution. Since BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers can be blended using this type of solution, I thought it would be a great idea to use decorating the paper mache and wooden eggs! (click here for directions on blending).

By the time I got home, I had several ideas swarming in my head of how to decorate all of the faux eggs that I purchased using BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers. I put the baby in the playpen and put a movie on for the girls and got right to work!

First I started experimenting with the alcohol blending solution. I decorated the paper mache and wooden eggs using virtually all 36 colors. I drew random patterns onto the wooden eggs and rows of colors onto the paper mache eggs. Once completed, I held the wooden eggs over a paper towel and dripped the alcohol blending solution causing the colors to bleed into one another. As they dried on the table my girls screamed from across the room, “COOL EGGS MOM!!” They looked like a cross between a tie-dyed and stained glass egg.

    

After the kids went to bed I ventured on to the foam eggs. I used the small egg to create a table place card and used a carving tool for the two large ones. The name on the place card was decorated with BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers to look like climbing flowers and look very cute sitting inside of a birds nest. The largest foam egg was carved to look like a bird had hatched out of the top and was decorated with BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers along with pink glitter glue and filled with Easter grass and foam eggs. It also looked nice with flowers or a stuffed rabbit or chick from my daughter’s room. I decorated the last foam egg with flowers using a BIC® Mechanical Pencil then carved out the leaves and the center of each flower and butterfly. I then decorated the design using BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers and covered the exposed cut edges with glitter to create depth. I also cut a hole into the bottom of the foam egg so a battery operated light or candle could be inserted so the light could shine through the holes. Makes a cute Easter night light!

     

My vision for the ceramic egg was for something FABULOUS that could be used to decorate a tree or hang around the house. I started off with some glue and pink glitter then created a design using BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers. I went for something colorful for this ceramic egg, but I also love to do animal prints and designs using rhinestones. All of these ideas can be found on www.bicmarkit.com. Once the ceramic egg was designed, I created a loop and a bow out of pink ribbon and hot glued it to the top of the ceramic egg. Now all I have to do is figure out where to hang it!

The last egg I decorated was a large plastic egg. I thought about decorating the small plastic eggs used for an Easter egg hunt and adding slips of paper inside each plastic egg with clues on where to find a prize, but I do need time to sleep……maybe next Easter! Anyway, I liked the large plastic egg because it has a larger surface to decorate and can be used to hold small presents. I will be decorating seven of these for the kids in my youngest daughter’s class instead of using goody bags. With BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers I will personalize the plastic egg with a name and a design. I also like adding rhinestones for a special touch. Once completed, I will fill the plastic eggs with Easter grass and small gifts like bubbles, play dough and rings. The kids always look forward to see what my daughter will bring them for each holiday party!

As you can see there are many different ways to create beautiful long lasting and egg-citing faux Easter eggs! All you need are some faux eggs, some inspiration and BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers! I hope you enjoyed reading about the many options that are available along with some ideas on how to create FABULOUS looking faux eggs. There are many more ideas that I would love to share with you but would also love to hear your ideas for decorating with BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers!

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