I have a soft spot for traditional Easter decorations, and I have plenty of ceramic Easter eggs and fluffy little bunnies to prove it. But it’s nice to do something different every now and then and make some more grownup crafts for Easter and other holidays. And since I liked the 3D Heart Shadowbox I made for Valentine’s Day so much I recreated it, this time with Easter eggs.
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To make one, you’ll need:
- One 12″x12″ shadowbox frame (I used this one)
- One 12″x12″ sheet of scrapbook paper for the background
- Double-sided scrapbook paper for the eggs – I used 9 different colors
- Double-sided Scotch tape
Make sure the paper you’re using for the eggs has a design or color on both sides, as you’ll see both the front and back of the shapes when the hearts are assembled.
Remove the backing from the frame and cover it with a sheet of scrapbook paper. My frame had a velvet background attached to a sheet of styrofoam. I peeled the velvet off and used double-sided tape to hold the scrapbook paper in place.
Mark a light pencil line down the center of the paper horizontally and vertically.
Print out the pattern for the eggs here.
Cut out the patterns and trace them onto the double-sided scrapbook paper. Each egg has four pieces, so you’ll need a total of 36.
Stack the egg pieces together with the largest egg on the bottom. Mark a line down the center of the smallest egg and paperclip the layers to hold them in place.
Set your sewing machine for a long stitch and sew along the center line each stack of egg shapes, attaching all the layers together. The paper is stiff and the feed dogs may not grip it. If it wants to stick, you’ll need to give the paper a little push to keep it moving as you sew.
Clip any stray threads and fold the top three egg shapes in each stack to the center along the stitching line. Leave the bottom egg flat.
Line up the eggs using the center lines you marked on the background paper as a guide. Use double-stick tape on the back of the flat hearts to hold them in place.
Place the backing back into the frame. All done!