On my DIY Easter Tabletop decor segment on the NBC 10! Show in Philadelphia, one of the topics I discussed was how to make a paper mache easter egg which I filled with fabulous smelling Potpourri from Greenleaf Gift Company. It may look hard to do but it’s super easy! All you need is the following:
1. Balloons –
2. White Glue
Blow up the oval balloons to the size you want your Easter eggs to be. If you want larger eggs, use larger balloons. If you want smaller eggs use water balloons.
In a disposable tin, make your paper mache paste by mixing 2 parts white glue to 1 part water. Mix this well until it is a watery but smooth consistency. Cut or rip strips of newspaper about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Dip the strips of newspaper in the glue and stick them to the balloon. Do this in a crisscross pattern, being careful to leave a little space in the opening of the balloon, in other words, don’t cover this part. Once you have covered the entire ballon, do another layer of newspaper strips dipped in glue. You will need at least 2 layers, preferably more if you want a more sturdy egg. Let the balloon dry overnight.
Once its dry, take an xacto knife and cut the balloon knot (opening) and the balloon will pop on the inside of the egg. Believe it or not, the glue ends up not sticking to the balloon! I was surprised when this happened. Then you can cut the egg into the shape you want the opening to be, to fill with potpourri, candy, whatever your heart desires! Then paint the egg the color of your choice, let dry, and fill!