April 4, 2010

Lettered Eggs

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This was simple and fun to do.
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I started with the basic paper mache egg.  ($0.80 at Hobby Lobby)  I painted it Robin’s egg blue.  Tutorial here.
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I painted some plain terra cotta pots a verdigris finish.  Inside the top rim, I added a thick line of hot glue and immediately stuck some moss on it.
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I set the eggs on top while the glue was setting.
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I tied black and white gingham fabric around the top and into a bow.
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The scalloped circles are actually bolos (don’t laugh!), the old-school western kind.  I glued some chip-board letters on top to disguise them.
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The bunny silhouettes were another thrift store find.
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The lanterns are filled with painted chocolate bunnies,
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painted eggs, and toile wrapped votives.
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1 comment:

trabajo maestro said...

What a great idea, I'll have to try it with other shapes too. And I must say, am totally jealous of that bunny silhouette!