Vintage Millinery Egg Boxes For Spring... Mini Tutorial

easter egg tutorial with millinery flowers

Today I'm sharing a mini tutorial on how to make these sweet millinery eggs or egg caches that are boxes to hold little treats.

vintage style easter eggs

I've made these in the spring for the shop for a number of years. Not sure that I'll have a chance to do so this year, but if you'd like to try they make for gorgeous gifts for friends.

How to make Easter egg cache boxes

They are easy to make and customize and you can find cardboard egg boxes at most craft stores like Michaels.

Easter egg box

I start out by painting them with craft paint and on these I used iridescent pastels mixed with a bit of gesso for better coverage.

vintage millinery box

On a few I tore up a few pieces of vintage wallpaper and adhered with craft glue. A thin coat of watered down gesso on top will mute the paper. You can also use pastel colored tissue paper for a watercolor effect.


This egg has some antique French millinery ribbon to cover the seam.

pastel easter eggs

Lots of pretty vintage millinery embellishes all of the eggs and makes each one unique. If you don't have any old millinery you can use new from the craft store. Just keep the scale in mind.
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pastel easter eggs

Fill with candies or a small gift and if you are like me and love pretty packing...what could be prettier than a home made box.