A grand opening and the coolest Easter eggs ever.

5 Apr

Hi Wrapsody friends!

We hope you’re as excited as we are today. It’s the grand opening of our Hoover store location, and it’s almost Easter! Come by our Hoover store to squeeze in some fabulous shopping in our amazing new space…we’re open from 10-6! Then, come back sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. for an after-hours celebration! During this time, our Easter merchandise will be 40% off, door prizes given away at 7 p.m., and a free Spring Wrapsody candle with any $50 purchase! THAT is something to get excited about!

As we mentioned Tuesday, it’s almost Easter! This is one of our favorite holidays, simply because it holds such significant meaning for Believers in Christ everywhere! (But we really love the chocolate part, too. And Peeps.) While we know why Easter is so celebrated, sometimes it’s fun to hear the unique reasons for the different traditions we have when celebrating this holiday. Here is a list of some of their special meanings!

  • Easter eggs and baby chicks – Eggs and chicks symbolize new life! Eggs were an ancient symbol of spring and also represent the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he rose! A hatching chick symbolizes new life or rebirth.
  • Easter bunny – The rabbit was a symbol of new life in ancient times and reminds us of spring and new life for us!
  • Easter lilies – These white blossoms represent the purity of Jesus Christ! Lilies bloom in the spring and symbolize new life and the resurrection of Christ.
  • Lambs – Little lambs represent Jesus, the “Lamb of God.”
  • Palm branches – These represent Jesus arrival in Jerusalem at the start of Holy Week (Palm Sunday) when the people waved palm branches and laid down their cloaks to welcome him, shouting “Hosanna, Son of David!”
  • Hot Cross Buns – (Do people ACTUALLY eat these?!) Hot cross buns have a cross of icing on the top to remind us of Christ and the sacrifice He made for us!

We love Easter bunnies.

Remember how we told you about the coolest Easter eggs EVER and left you hangin’? Well, we’re about to give the run-down on these super neat eggs. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and the steps and pictures I’m showing were all found here.

You’ll need the following items:

  • 100% Silk Ties – These must be 100% silk, so check the tag! The uglier the tie, the prettier the pattern on your egg! Look for an assortment of colors and patterns (see pictures!). You can find these EASILY at a local thrift store, where you can get ties as cheap as $0.50 each!
  • Lightweight, lightly colored piece of fabric – You’ll be cutting these into strips to wrap around the eggs over the ties, so an old pillow case will do just fine. Grab one while you’re at the thrift store!
  • Twisty ties
  • 1/4 C vinegar and a pot of boiling water
  • Scissors

1) Destroy your ties! Cut the seams and remove the lining so you’re left with just silk. Cut pieces large enough to cover an (unboiled) egg.

2) Wrap the egg (longways) with the printed side of the fabric making contact with the egg. Make it as tight as you can without breaking the egg! The pattern will imprint more clearly.

3) Once wrapped, tie with a twisty-tie.

4) After they’re wrapped, wrap them again with your lightweight, lightly colored pieces of fabric. (Pillowcases, sheets or a thin dish cloth all would work perfectly!)

5) Put all these little guys in a pot and submerge them into water. Add 1/4 C vinegar and bring to a boil.

6) Take them out after 20 minutes, removing the eggs and setting them in a colander or on a towel to dry and cool. Once cooled, remove the fabric and voíla!

These are absolutely worth taking the time to make! Don’t you think?? Happy Easter, friends!

Lots of love,

The Wrapettes

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