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You may need just need to surrender to the craft project for all it’s worth… Quite addictive, I might say. I fully intended ...
to make just a few… but once I realized how simple and easy they are to put together… the allure of pure creation got hold of me!
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Quite frankly, it could be Wisconsin and all the seasons that we go through about I love the spring time. I love it so much I love the awakening of the earth and all the yummy wormy smells that you get outside. All of that good, good stuff.
So I have a really cool project to share with you guys. It’s pretty crafty snafty but I think you’re going to really dig it, and it’s really fun to make. It looks far more complex than it really is. So let’s hang out together I walk you through this and I will jump and make some.
So these are my spring time eggs. I’ve been making this for years and they’re really fun to make. One day I was wandering through the aisle of I think it was that warm or something like that is in craft store and I came across one of these deals, right. I don’t know put them in your yard. I’m not sure what you do with them but they are all of $1.99 and I’m gathering up my little goodies and always looking for extra jugs to do something with and I got an idea that I could s make this into something really, really cool. That’s always my challenge. How can I make something really, really cool? That is sort of not so cool.
This is actually where I started and this is what this became. You can actually buy this big believe it or not again, probably from the yard or you know these little tiny ones, but they’re really pretty and all I do is cover them with Deco Podge glue. Put a few stickers or little cut outs on them and then I cover them with sand and I’m just going to show the sand is basically it comes in a bag like this. I supposed people used this for you know I’m assuming when they do train kind of set of work and that sort of thing I don’t know. I came across this and thought it was marvelous it comes in a gazillion different colors so all I do is sand this put a little glitter on them, decorate them a little bit. And you who you’ve got yourself one really fabulous spring time gift. You can take to somebody’s house or you can decorate your own house with them but anyway.
So we’ll start making now and you’ll see how very easy and really cool they are to make. So you know I just start out with an egg like this. And take that sticker off and then I’ve got my bullet syndrome and use pink sand. And you can see these sand are already pretty it sand as beautiful as it is it’s already pretty shiny. If you find sand that’s too bright by white sand also and mix in it with then you can sort of make your sands colors. And I’ll show you these are few eggs that are quite finish yet, but this is just them sort of taking form before I’ve decorated the tops of them or anything like that, but they’re cute. Aren’t they? When I time use a sand color that matches them a little bit very cool project to do with kids. I mean for sure an amazing, amazing project they love because they love sand and all that stuff. As far as glitter goes I just buy whatever is available. I try to go big and cheap on glitter. You can mix the glitter right in with the sand as well so that you get this beautiful color all about it.
So anyway I start out I’ve got some stickers here. And I’m just going to use this little Lamy which is really quite darling and even though it’s a sticker I still will use my Deco Podge glue.
So you know you can see how quickly I do this. I mean I pretty much just slam these things on. I get my Deco Podge glue you can cut something out from a card if you want too. If you got some beautiful old papers, or things you know wonderful little vintage goodies that you want to put on this use though as you know whatever, wherever your imagination takes you on this use that kind of stuff with a lot of these eggs that I made. I actually did Xeroxes of old fashioned little pictures and things like that. A few of them I cut things out of magazines and Deco Podge them on.
So now I’ve get this at this paste. If you start to see a little puckering just a kindly keep pressing it down. It’s alright, don’t again you’re never looking for perfection with anything that I’m doing. It will turn out so beautifully in anything that you might view as imperfection is again make it even more charming. So don’t get you on this in the bubdle when you do a project like this just enjoy it. And so now I’ve got a paste to quick to this point, and I’m going to add a little border along the edge here. I’ve got this gorgeous paper this is actually Birthday paper I get this last year for my birthday and I saved it you know that’s all me to save that kind of stuff. And I’ve cut these pretty strips out of it with my pinking shears. And it’s just gorgeous and all I’m going to do is put it all the way around the edge of the egg, again, oops slippy with the Deco Podge.
So I’ve got the border on the entire egg, and now all you do is basically wait for this to dry, but you can see this is just the first step. Super simple and then once this dries we’ll go into this bonding. So sometimes if you’re using one of the stickers like this round they get us a little puckers in them. You can always trim it and then lay it over itself that it help a bit too or you can just do a few layers of Deco Podge on top of it let it dry, and then do the Deco Podge and one of my craft it tricks is pull out your blow dyer because then you can keep moving and I’m so impatient as you guys know terribly, terribly instinct clarifications. So this does wonders.
So the egg is dry I’ve shown you my blow dryer trick, and so now we move on to the next fun part, the sanding. So again, all I do is really quickly cover this thing with Deco Podge glue, so I’ve got the eggs sufficiently. Now all I’m going to do is to dump the sand on it and that’s basically is simple as it gets you can see I did for a little bit of glitter in this. And if you feel like it’s not glittery enough you can certainly go right ahead and as you’re doing it shake glitter on it, but you wan to make sure like I can see a spot right now that I missed a little bit with my gluey stuff so don’t worry just go back in there like that. You’re not going to ruin it if you go back in like this because in the end all of your glue will entirely dry. So even there’s little spot that you had to go back in them with a little bit of glue. It might look a tiny bit bumpy, but that gives it that wonderful old fashioned look. It’s going to be so cool you guys are going to really love doing this and it’s relatively quick as you can see.
So now you’ve got your whole eggs sanded and then what I do is I literally go right back on top of the paper and I just scratch off just a little bit you know gently kind of rub off, so that you can see the image. You want the image to have a little bit of sand on them because again it makes it look kind of old and vintagey, but you know first since I’m on the bunny face right now and a little bit on the flowers I scratched it off a little. This where you kind of play around and see how much, but then on this section right here that was a little bright for me so I’m going to leave it completely sanded because I think it’s so pretty hiding underneath there.
Now the lamp I can barely see it all, so I’m just going to rub a little bit of here. And you can see on some of these eggs where I really left it colored. If you feel your image is too bright then you probably going to leave the sand on top of it. It just depends on how very vintage that you want to go.
So the egg is for the most part dry and I will tell you that once you get your final coding of glitter and everything on it. You’ll probably going to let it set for a while and walk away. Go and have a cup of tea go on the blog whatever you’re going to do be on your merry way and then be more patient than I am. And then come back and then it’s all glorified beauty it will be dried and glittered and perfect. But this one is kind of going like I told you there are few spots on it that I had to put a little extra gunk to and they’re cool because again it’s more vintagey and fun.
Another kind of good tip for you guys is, while you’re working with everything like it’s great to have a dish in front of you so it doesn’t roll of your countertop and if you want to have a paper towel just make sure that its glitter before you sit them on paper towel, or your paper towel will stick to all of that Deco Pudgey goodness.
So now for the beautification process this is the part that I really, really get into. And okay, a few good things to know about priminess goodies, you know me I’m always gathering up all these junk anyway, so I keep a lot of these around, but if this is new for you all these crafts stores stuff. When you go to the craft store a lot of the flowers are going to look really scary and horrific and not pretty at all. So there’s so much you can do to them by shapes you like and for instance a lot of these kinds of flowers all I’ve done is deep them in a little bit of tea or I will paint a little bit of this Deco Podge glue onto them and then I’ll sprinkle some glitter on them. There’s lots of modification you can do to make ugly flowers look like really pretty flowers, so don’t be nervous when you see them.
Also if you see this beautiful little felt flowers right here well those are so easy to make and they’re so perfectly old fashioned truly look like you killed them up a little vintage sweater something down I think. So I’m going to show you really quickly how simple those are to make all I do is I buy sheets of felt like this from the craft store. I cut out my flower sheet you can simply draw a very simple flower shape. Cut it out and then what I do is I literally take it and I scratch either with my hand or you can take your scissor whatever and you just scratch it until it starts to get a little bit of balls on it. And then it will start to look kind of old you can take sand paper to it if you want whatever little tool you’ve got by your side. You just start scratching it making it look old and slowly but surely it will start to look like that. And you have yourself this wonderful little vintage looking gem.
A lot of these other things I just buy. This is just a little bit of Spanish moss like this I will show you. Oops it’s got all kinds of stuff stuck into it, and all I do is put a little Deco Podge glue on it, or I’ll spray some sticky adhesive on it and then just dump some glitter on it.
So much can be done by just dumping glitter on the stuff. Oh joy so anyways so I’m going to show you guys I have this cute little basket. I can’t remember what is in it, but it’s really, really sweet and I think it’s the perfect little thing to nestled in these eggs into that’s the other joy of this project is you can run around your house and find all these interesting little pots on things you want to put them into. As an example this is an antique candle holder I thought this will perfect nestled in here. This is just straight out of my pantry a big pots that I out some moss and some Spanish moss and I just plunk it in. This one right here is actually permanently glued into a tea cup. This one is actually this is literally a cup cake paper out of my pantry and I love those silver and gold cupcake paper. I know you guys are shocked by that, but I think they’re so cool and then a little bit of crepe paper on it makes it that much more beautiful.
Here’s another little quicky tip on crepe paper. If you have it around from birthday parties and stuff like that, don’t throw it away keep it and here’s what so cool about crepe papers. It’s already very old fashion and wonderful thing to use in about a million different ways, but to make little flowers out of it go back to your grade school days and or you know prom whatever it was for you. And all I do is just take it and I keep folding it and folding it and turning it and see how I’m making this little flower like this. It’s so very simple just keep your finger on that little spot and then just keep turning it and before you know it what you end up with is this beautiful little piece right here. And then all I do is I glue it onto a piece of paper on the bottom. It’s so simple so you’ll make your circle and then just cut out a plain circle add some glue on there and slam it on it. And then you’ve got this wonderful, beautiful dainty vintage looking thing, or you can glue this onto the top wherever but those are few of my little fun tips.
So this is perfect. I’m just going to nestle some of these wonderful nest in here, so you know the stuff I told you guys is kind of messy but that’s okay. We don’t care about mess, do we? And nestle this thing in if you want it secure it for life kind of a deal. You can certainly put something more solid in there like a piece of foam, and then glue this on top of the foam and then glue the egg into it too, but for our purposes I’m just going to show you that you know how darling it look just nestle in like this.
And then I’ve gathered my goodies, so I am simply with this going to start out. Give me all my lovely glue gun my trusty glue gun big dive a glue on the top and then I’m going to turn this into some wonderful little lofty dude that’s going to be so charming.
So you can see how painless and fast that was to just make this pretty old fashioned thing. And that’s all I’m taking you know what these are mini so much if I know you guys are totally again notice you know these —I’ve got glue all of my fingers those panoramic eggs we need to make some of those together too. I love that those I love making them. Those beautiful a lot of sugar eggs that you make those seasons that I’m certain what inspired me to get all wild with these stuff because this is sort of I know you can keep those things for life too, but this is sort of a version of that. So that looks pretty I think. And then I’m just going to nestle some little flowers in there and again you know what’s all about the glue gun and just finding the right spot for this stuff.
So you can see I’ve added some little flowers. A little bit of wonderfulness I have this darling little butterfly that I’m going to plunk on the top that kiss the stones. And that’s the end of this egg and I could move on to another one at this point.
Now here’s a thing you guys then when Easter or springtime is over for you we wrap this in newspaper and put them in one of those big boxes that you keep on your basement that you keep winter coats and all that stuff and tuck them away until next year and maybe even on the bottle then put a little piece of paper like I do and just put your name and the date on then so that someday you can pass them on to your children or a niece or a nephew or somebody, but this is just a wonderful little piece of you that they’ll be able to get. It’s a treasure that they will enjoy from year to year and that you will enjoy. You’ve done the work once, now enjoy it for the rest of your life.