Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Glass Easter Egg Tutorial

So even though we got 6 inches of snow dumped on us yesterday, I am still in Easter mode. I had stopped at Michaels the other day and found these oval shaped glass ornaments.  I knew immediately that I wanted to turn them into carrots!
I have a full step by step photo tutorial on how they were created if you continue to scroll down. :)

I am going to fill them with jelly beans and place them at each person's place setting for Easter. (Yes, I have small family!) ;) 
Here are the supplies you will need to alter the glass eggs.  
Use Modge Podge and a foam brush to give it a coating of glue.  
Then sprinkle with orange glitter! (I LOVE this part!) 
Let them dry for about a half an hour or so.  (Maybe grab a snack or have a cup of hot tea while you are waiting.)  
I wanted the caps to sparkle too, so I added a bit more Modge Podge and sprinkled lime green glitter. (By this point you will be pretty sparkly!) 
For the leaves I forgot to put the Distress ink in the above supplies photo.  I wanted my leaves to have a bit of sparkle and dimension too...... 
First, ink the edges and the crease down the center vein of the leaf.  
Then I kind of take my two fingers and squish it in opposite directions to give it a more realistic look. Because when you are making glittery carrots out of glass ornaments, realism is really important. LOL! 
I then added a few drops of glossy accents and took my finger to spread the glue. (And now you won't just be sparkly, but inky, and gluey too!) 
Then dump clear coarse glitter over the leaves and let dry. 

For the carrot stems you will need 3 pieces of ribbon.  They were about 7 inches long.  Stack them on top of one another.  
Then fold in half. 
Put it through the hanger part. 
And pull the ends through
I cut each ribbon strip into 3 skinnier strips.   

I took raffia and tied it around the cap of the ornament. Then just glue your leaves and flower to the center of the bow.  
Need one last look?
My little glittery garden of carrots......

So glad you could stop by!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!


Susan McFeggan said...

Love these!!! I'm in Illinois and we got 6" too! Such crazy weather. I think I need to go to Michaels, LOL

Donna K said...

These are stunning, Michele! What gorgeous place settings these lovely carrots will be. Thank you for the tutorial and tips on creating these lovely pieces. Sending you wishes for warmer days and sunny skies!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so cute and sweet. Wonderful idea Michelle. Love the orange glitter. :)

Ruthie said...

Sooo Cute! You have the greatest ideas.I love how your crafty mind works!! Loves, Ruthie

Lisa said...

Wow!! These are the most gorgeous carrots ever!! How creative to be able to look at the ornament and see a carrot!! It looks amazing!! I love the sparkle!! What a fabulous project this is!! Love!! Have a great day :)

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