I am so excited to be with you all today at The Crafty Blog Stalker. A huge “Thank You” to Katie for having me as a guest poster. I’m thrilled to share these simple and oh-so-cute Glitter and Burlap Easter Eggs project with you.
I started this project with a package of foam eggs I found at the dollar store. These little guys are great because the inexpensive and the possibilities are endless! Now I wish I had bought more! 🙂 You can never have too much in your stash, is what I say!
So on with the tutorial. First start with your eggs. If you don’t have a dollar store nearby, you can go to any craft store and pick up any egg-shaped material. I’ve seen them in paper mache and a heavier styrofoam material. I like these because the price was right! You will also need glue (I used Mod Podge, but any kind of glue will work). You will also need glitter and some floral wire.
Please refer to the pictures below for the following steps. 🙂
- First you want to take a small piece of floral wire and insert into the bottom of your egg as a “handle”. You could also use a toothpick, or any other item that is narrow enough that it won’t make too big of a hole in your egg.
- Give your egg a nice coat of glue (I applied mine with a small foam brush) and then sprinkle with a coat of glitter.
- Once your first layer is dry, apply a second layer of glue over the first. I find that a second layer hides any of the underneath surface and give the project a nice thick coat of glitter. It looks messy and not so pretty at first, but trust me, once it dries, you will be happy with a second coat!
- I used a block of floral foam to hold my eggs during the drying process. I didn’t want an egg with a flat side!
If you are lucky like I am, you have a little after school helper to apply the glitter. Well, I think he got more on the floor than on the egg, but that’s what vacuums are for, right? 🙂
Next, I took a few scraps of burlap from another project and cut it down to fit around the egg. Yes, literally scraps…you don’t need much!
Next I cut a little oval, about 1 inch, out of green burlap. I put a bit of hot glue down the middle (only half way) and pinched. TIP: use a low heat glue gun! You will be in lots of pain if you do this part with a hot hot glue gun! Trust me on this!
Next, wrap your egg with a colored twine or thread, and make some loops. Then glue on leaves, twine, a paper flower (you can get at any craft supply store) and of course some bling. If you don’t have paper flowers, you can use artificial flowers (silk), dried flowers, or even a ribbon flower, etc. Be creative and have fun!
Here are some pictures of the finished product. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you so much for reading, and thank you to Katie for having me as a guest!