Sunday, March 17, 2013

Glittery Easter Egg Topiary



This project started out as a way to use some leftover Easter eggs from my wreath project (which I'll be posting later this week). However, it turned into my favorite Easter craft so far! I am in love with the glittery Easter eggs. Here is how I did it.

Materials and Supplies

  • Styrofoam topiary
  • Plastic Easter eggs (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (I used clear, extra fine glitter)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green grass (paper kind)
  • Foam brush (not shown)

How to Make This

1. Cover the Easter egg in a fine layer of Mod Podge or other glue.



2. Roll the Easter egg in the glitter.

I had the best luck by putting the glitter in a disposable bowl. After the first pass, there were some unglittered spots from where my fingers were. Once the eggs dried, I spot-touched them to make the glitter more even.

Tip: Glittering the eggs can get messy! I bought a disposable casserole dish and a plastic tablecloth at the Dollar Tree. I put the bowls of Mod Podge and glitter inside the dish. When I was done with the project, I wrapped up the tablecloth and threw everything away.



3. Glue the Easter eggs to the styrofoam topiary.

I put a fairly large glob of glue on each egg, using a hot glue gun.


4. Press the plastic eggs to the topiary.

I held each egg in place for 20 to 30 seconds to make sure they would stay.


5. Continue applying eggs until you've filled the topiary.

I tried to space them out a bit, while not leaving large gaps.


6. Fill in the gaps at the top of the topiary and between the eggs with paper grass.

I used a hot glue gun on some of the larger gaps to help hold the grass in place. Most of the grass stayed in place, just by putting it between two eggs.


7. Trim any errant grass.

I kept mine fairly wild, but you could make yours neater, if you're going for that look.




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12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the end result and all that gorgeous glitter! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  2. Fun idea! I love finding new uses for that paper "stuff." It's so versatile and creative.

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  3. CUTE. Thanks for sharing.

    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend

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  4. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/03/clever-chicks-blog-hop-26-two-giveaways.html





    I hope you can make it!



    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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  5. Hi visiting from the blog hop, these all are great projects for Easter. love the tissue egg.
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  6. So cute! What a great idea. Love the glittery eggs. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  7. Great idea! I love a good topiary. New follower here:)

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  8. Such a great idea. Saw your post over @ Motivate Me Monday. Visit me sometime @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com

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  9. This is such an adorable project. I am featuring it on SHOW IT OFF this week at View from River Mountain. Check it out: http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/2013/03/show-it-off-wednesday-5.html

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