Here's how I made it:
Working on one half of each plastic egg at a time, and letting it dry between steps, I painted each one white, glued on squares and strips of book print all around using Mod Podge, and then coated everything with a final coat of matte decoupage.
Then I tied some twine around the egg and glued on a little nest made from a rolled-up strip of burlap. Inside the nest are little knots of twine.
I placed some moss in a thrift store wine glass and nestled the egg on top.
A pretty reminder, as I look down from my loft onto my winter yard, that Spring is on it's way!
Note: This has been one of those projects where the more you do it, the faster you get.
The first egg took me quite awhile, but after I got the hang of layering the pieces
of paper, it started going pretty fast. I found that the second through sixth eggs
combined took me about the same amount of time as the first one alone. I guess
like most things, practice makes perfect with decoupaging.
The cost of this project for me was:
Plastic eggs at Rite Aid - six for $1.49, five left over
White craft paint at Jo-Ann - $1.29, most of bottle left over
Mod Podge at Jo-Ann with 40% off coupon - $3.00 most of bottle left over (sign up for coupons at the store or jo-ann.com)
Book - An old paperback not worth reading again
Twine - 75 cents at the thrift store
Burlap - leftover from another project
Moss - leftover from another project
Wine Glass - 75 cents at the thrift store
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You may also like this
Shabby Chic(k) Decoupage Egg #2.
You can find it HERE.
and the Decoupage Eggxtravaganza.
Find it HERE
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