Sometimes out of the blue I get these ideas and I say to myself hey why not. I thinking about spring, flowers, birds, tablescapes and eggs. That’s when I had my big idea.
I’ll be so crafty and make egg place card holders.
Yesterday, I showed everyone my springtime tablescape. Today, I wanted to how to make the egg place card holders.
Paperclay: sold at places like Micheals and AC Moore and I’m sure that wonderous place called Hobby Lobby I hear so much about. We don’t have one in these parts, but it does sound magical.
paints: I used brown craft paint, blue and tan sample paint.
Brushes: Small craft brushes one with stiff bristles
Oven: (for the impatient soul like myself)
Here’s what I did.
I just so happened to have creative paperclay in my house because I do love the crafting supplies.
I just grabbed a piece of the paperclay and made a ball then shaped it until I thought it resembled an egg.
I wanted to make eight eggs so I just took from one to add to another until they were all about the say size. If the paperclay gets a little dry or you have a hard time shaping the eggs you can use some water. I just dipped my finger tips into water and worked the paperclay. So easy.
Next, I took a knife and made a silt across the top of each egg. I then tried out a card in the cut that I make to make sure it was the right depth and would hold the card.
I then popped them in the oven at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes. The directions say to air dry overnight but the oven is quicker and as I said before I have no patience for that, so in the oven they went.
After the eggs are out the oven and cooled it’s time to paint.
I of course went with my Benjamin Moore paint samples in lovely shades of tan and blue.
At this point they look the eggs look a little creepy.
What I did next was to add the flicks of brown to give it that Rev. Francis O. Morris egg look that I love so much.
I did not take any pictures at this point but here is what I did.
I took a stiff paint brush and dipped the tip into a mixture of brown paint and water. You want to be able to have a little movement to the paint but not to watery or it may run.
I just ran my thumb across the tip of the brush and splattered the paint over the eggs then let it dry.
I made all eight eggs in about an hour and a half with the cooling and drying times.
Give it a try…Easter is not until Sunday. You have plenty of time.
Thanks for stopping by.