I had grand plans to make leopard print Easter eggs this year, all gussied up and handpainted brown and black spots with badass brass studs around the circumference. Yeah! They were going to be sparkly. They were going to be Vegas. They were going to be amazing.
Yes, I had grand plans to do lots of things. Then life happened. Now I find myself waking up short on cat food and clean underwear. Now it’s time to take it down a peg or two.
So I am taking to easy road on this one. I got my leopard eggs, but I’m skipping the fussy stuff and going right for the peanutnutter and jelly of DIY supplies: duct tape.
When I was a tatertot, duct tape came in two colors: silver and fugly.
Nowadays it comes in pink and green and gold and stripes and argyle and even bacon. Yes, there is such a thing as bacon tape. I myself am rather fond of the leopard and the metallic gold. I keep them at an arm’s length at all times. You just never know when you will need a lick of leopard.
|Substitute Easter grass for Mardi gras beads. You know, because it’s tasteful.|
On the How Easy Is This? Scale, on a 1 through 10, this comes in at a negative 2. If you can mess this project up, there is something wrong with you. It’s not the tape or the eggs, honey, it’s you.
I made all of those eggs in under 20 minutes. Not too shabby!
Could you use a box cutter to slice the circumference and keep the egg functional for storing chocolatey goodness, sure. I didn’t in this case because I like to reallocate chocolately goodness directly to its final *destination.
*That’s fancy talk for my mouth.
Patterned duct tape is easy to find in stores, but I realize not everyone will want to run out and buy a bunch of patterns. So why not make due with what you have an paint it? Just stretch the tape out on something you can remove it from later on (In my case, a plastic shoe box), paint on your desired pattern, et voila!
I know what you are thinking? Couldn’t you just paint the egg directly?
Yes, but painting plastic eggs is harder than you might think. For one thing, they are slippery bastards, and for another thing, the drying takes forever, and then, to top it all off, the stuff chips off after a while. With duct tape, that’s not a problem. These will keep for years and years, ready to hand them down to passing generations. Because let’s face it, the one thing posterity needs more than anything is more leopard in their religious holidays.
Happy Easter Y’all!