This week on Sometimes Silhouette, I am going to share my oversized Easter egg baskets which I decorated with vinyl cut on my Silhouette. As always I am including the files for download. The files can be repurposed for so many other things, so don’t feel like they can only be used for easter eggs. The files themselves are not Easter themed at all. So you can definitely use them on other things. My daughter is using some spares of the soccer egg on her school notebooks, and even wants me to make her a shirt using heat transfer vinyl.
I purchased the eggs on sale for $3.99 each at Kroger, but these eggs can be found many places. It just so happened that my family was with me at the time and they each picked their color. However what I was going to do with them was a total surprise. All of the files I am including were created by me, so there is nothing to purchase from the Silhouette store.
I started with my husband’s egg. He’s a pilot so it was pretty easy trying to come up with a concept. Especially since he picked a blue egg. I mean clearly this was meant to be! He flies an Airbus 310 which is kind of long and skinny and quite frankly didn’t translate well graphically to the project. So I took some liberties (sorry honey!) and made the plane fatter (sorry again for making your plane chubby). I did keep it true to scale as far as having two engines, etc.
I decided I was going to limit my eggs to two colors of vinyl each, which was both a convenience and a necessity–as I only have about 8 colors of vinyl! I decided that white was going to be one of the colors on each egg as a unifying element. Even though they have different colors I wanted to at least attempt to make them cohesive. I was lucky enough to have silver vinyl, so I made the plane silver. Then I created layered clouds with a silver outline. Every cloud has a silver lining. Get it?!? I also decided to different designs on the front and the back. Just because I could. In the end m y husband actually liked the egg, which encouraged me to continue.
Next I did my egg. I had just gotten a roll of yellow and was excited to take it for a spin. The tennis racquet strings made me a bit cross-eyed, but worth it in the end. Mainly because I have wanted to add it to my water jug for quite a while but never got around to making the design. So it’s double duty. And let’s face it, it would have been pretty hard to have a tennis theme without an actual racquet!
After my egg was completed, I put off completing the third egg. My daughter pretty much told me to get moving on it because she was dying to see it, so I sucked it up and started on it. The reason I was dreading it was because I don’t like drawing soccer balls, and I definitely don’t enjoy weeding them. But it had to be done. It took forever to weed all those little soccer balls. However, when it was completed my daughter was thrilled. And even told me she was going to post it on Instagram on Easter. Which is truly a seal of approval from a 13-year-old girl.
Here they are all together:
And a view of the other side:
That’s it for Sometimes Silhouette this week. I really hope you enjoy the files and are able to use them many ways! I’d love to see some of your projects!
Download the files here: