Good morning and TGIF to you! I have an altered project to share with you today and a mini tutorial on how I created my version of a Faberge egg. This egg even opens to place a little gift inside. I probably should have taken a picture, but I didn't, so you'll have to trust me on this one! ; )
I picked up a couple of these metal eggs from Michaels in their seasonal aisle. It is kind of cute....but I knew I wanted to create something fabulous with 'em!
So I spray painted it to give it a good base coat. I just used a cream color.
After the egg is dry, I covered it with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with a pretty silver glitter from Martha Stewart. I have another egg I created with a different color that I will share with you next week. Just choose whatever color pleases you!
I've had several people ask how I tie my bows using the seam binding. I think my next tutorial will be a step by step for that, but I hope you can kind of see here how I did it. A double bow on each side and tie it in the middle with twine. Don't worry if it isn't perfect!
For this egg I did use my glue gun to adhere everything. I love to layer my embellishments, so this is the order I built this egg in. First hot glue the bow/twine to the egg. I glued it a bit off center towards the fattest part of the egg.
I had a few feathers in my stash I knew I wanted to add.....after all it IS an egg! ; ) And a few acrylic pieces from Prima. I like them because they add a subtle look to the egg without overpowering it.
And lastly, I add my flowers. The flowers are once again from the Sizzix 3-D flowers die.
As I mentioned earlier, I have one more egg to share with you next week in a completely different color scheme!
I am off to the American Girl Doll store with Cort this Sunday. My guys are spending the day together doing "guy" stuff.....which is nice! I am hoping to get a bit of crafting time in as lately, I haven't had much time!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for popping by!