Sunday, April 1, 2012

Beatrix Potter's Easter: Jute Easter Eggs

Peter Rabbit's Easter wouldn't be Easter without the celebratory efforts of his mother.  My Easter wouldn't be Easter without Great-Grandma.  Every year I take my children to her house for our family's annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Great-Grandma is 82 going on 27.  She has a bigger social life and a better body than I do.  (Why in heaven didn't I get those genes?!) The Easter Egg Hunt is only one of many parties that she hosts throughout the year.  In preparation for the hunt, Grandma writes the names of each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Easter eggs and then fills them with coins, treats, and coupons.  At last year's hunt, my boys got coupons for a special sleepover at her house.  They went swimming, made pizzas, watched movies, and basked in everything "Great-Grandma".  Because of her, Easter egg hunts aren't just fun---they are magic.

In honor of Mrs. Rabbit and my sweet Grandma, I decided to devote a little extra effort to the Easter eggs around here.  I didn't fill any with money or candy or coupons, but I did give their bright plastic exteriors a new "look."

With a glue gun and a few yards of jute twine, I took a large plastic Easter egg from looking like this . . .

to looking like this . . .
I love the earthy look of these little eggs, especially when paired with a nest.


Someday I might up the Easter ante by putting little surprises inside my eggs.  Until then, I'm happy to let Grandma be the egg hunt hero.

Our grandma with 16 of her 21 great-grandchildren

10 comments:

  1. Oh how neat! I really like the way they turned out. And how special for your grandma to have so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My grandparents have recently added two great, great-grandchildren, and it's just amazing to see so many generations!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful jute egg and how fun your grandmother makes Easter for her family. I hope to be a good grandmother too...she is an inspiration. I saw your post over at "Dear Lillie" Easter party.

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  3. These are soooo cute!! I have never seen jute eggs before!!!! They looks like little beehives!

    I have a linky party that goes lives on Tuesday nights! Feel free to link this up tomorrow!

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  4. Love the jute eggs! And also love the picture of your grandmother and her great-grandbabies!

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  5. I am loving your site :) I broke out my childhood copy of Peter Rabbit today and read to my three year old son while laying on our tummies on my bed. We looked at my name that I had printed inside the cover (complete with backwards 'J' ) Then, we took turns smelling the pages. What is it about old books? I was totally taken back to memories of my childhood :) Perfect moment. And he thought I was so clever to know which bunnies were Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail ;)

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  6. How lovely! It would be wonderful to host the Easter Sunday! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

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  7. That looks awesome! So creative! I would love for you to share at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  8. these look great, well done!

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  9. What an incredible woman to host all of those kids and create such special memories! Your eggs look so darling and I love the branch around the nest too. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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