Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to make really cute Faux Fabergé eggs

Normally I only post on thrifty Thursday post but I saw this on Disney's site after posting the Lucky Rabbit Feet post and had to share :)

  • Toothpicks
  • 2 1/2 inch foam egg
  • stiff paintbrush
  • tacky glue
  • Glitter
  • Colorful plastic beads or jewels
  • 6-inch pipe cleaners
  • pencil

1.To make each one, first stick 3 toothpicks into one end of a 2-1/2-inch foam egg to create a temporary stand.
2. Use a stiff paintbrush to spread a thin layer of tacky glue on the egg.
3. Then sprinkle on a coating of glitter. When the glitter has set securely, glue on colorful plastic beads or jewels in a pattern of your liking. (You can use another toothpick or a pin to pick up and set the beads in place.) Allow the egg to dry completely before removing the toothpicks.
4. To make a stand for your egg, first twist together the ends of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner to form a 1-1/2-inch-diameter ring. Now make the stand's legs. One at a time, fold 3 more 6-inch pipe cleaner pieces in half around a pencil and twist together the 2 halves, leaving an inch or so of the ends free, as shown.
5. Remove the pencil and twist the free ends around the pipe cleaner ring. Finally, bend up the loops to create the stand's feet.


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