Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt Trophies!

Every year we do a big Easter Egg Hunt for all the kids and it seems to get bigger and bigger as more kids come along! Rather than doing the regular prizes, I decided to spice things up a bit. Last fall I created a repurposed/recycled trophy into something new and glamorous for my pre-teen niece for winning 1st place in her soccer tournament. I thought why not do something like it again, this time for the Egg Hunt. I went searching for some old grungy trophies at a local junk store and found parts to create 3 different trophies...the biggest for finding the most, the middle for finding the median number of eggs and the smallest for the least number of eggs found. Who says coming in last place doesn't deserve a trophy? That one was awarded to little 2-year-old Mya who found 10.5 eggs and 3 rocks! :)

As for the trophies themselves, I used trophy cups at the top. Let's just say they were the perfect place to "nest" all the eggs up top in all their glory! If you are interested in making something similar yourself, here is a somewhat brief tutorial on just that...
1. Find some old trophies and unscrew all the different pieces.
2. For the cups, totally cover the surface with Martha Stewart Glitter Glue and then immediately immerse the cups in tons of glitter! Sounds like fun huh? Warning, it does get very messy. I had glitter on my face for days following! :)
3. Paint any wood elements with robin egg blue paint, and then gently sand down to give it a gently aged look.
4. Assemble all the pieces back together, and then it's time to embellish!
5. Take your 3 eggs and cover them in old book pages with mod podge.
6. Glue some frilly blue/white tissue paper garland from Melissa Frances inside the trophy cup edge.
7. Make accordian rosettes out of paper. The paper I used is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie Collection. The soft pastels are perfect for Easter.
8. Create centers for the rosettes. I used my computer, but using alpha stickers would be even cuter.
9. Add some fun ribbons to dangle from the rosette & glue to trophy.
10. Lastly, glue the eggs into their "nests" atop the trophy.

That's it! As many of you know, Teacher's Appreciation Week is just around the corner. I am thinking one of these trophies would be a great gift of appreciation. Perhaps putting an apple in the cup? I am sure it would put a smile on any teacher's face!
Thanks for stopping by!
Amy

15 comments:

sharon Ong / Ngoo said...

These adorable egg trophies made my day! Puts a smile on my face! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a GREAT idea!! I loveeeeeeeeeee these!! LOVING those eggs and the glitter!!

Keri said...

Wow, Amy, this idea is SO SO awesome, I really love it! The combo is perfect too, of silver glitter/robin's egg blue distressed/text decoupaged eggs. Such a fabulous idea, with great execution by you!

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Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! These are SO darn adorable and clever, Amy! What a fabulous idea you had. Love that you created ones for the median and least winners, too. All that glitter is so beautiful! Love the rosette ribbons and love those text-paper eggs. Brilliant and beautiful!

Roberta said...

Very original idea!

Cassie Box said...

This is so flippin' awesome. I <3 you!!! You are up on PI right now, yes it's a Smash theme but I don't care. I pinned it too.

soapHOUSEmama said...

seriously??? How cute!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

OMG these are just amazing!!

Sandy xox

Raven said...

What a great idea, these are way too cute.

leah said...

Such a fun idea! ^_^

Leeann Pearce said...

OH my Goodness they are the sweetest Easter egg trophies ever!!! What a brilliant idea...

Thanks for the visit to my blog as well.. and the BG canvas is the 16" x 20" which is a great size. i missed writing that up i will edit so others know...thanks leeann:)

Kate Vickers said...

I must say, these are eggsecellent, eggstrordinary, Eggstremely cute! (yeah, I know I'm lame!) seriously though, what a great idea! My kids would love these.

Izzy Anderson said...

Amy, every time I see these, I am wowed all over again! Totally fun and creative idea.

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