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FAUX FABERGE' EGGS
Fillable plastic egg
Assortment of strung beads, gold cord, pearls, etc...
Small piece of sandpaper
glitter, silk flowers, mushroom bird, bird nest, butterfly, etc..
to arrange a small theme in your egg.
Spanish moss or sheet moss
4 Lentil of paddle wheel beads
2 semi flattened bead caps
1 large bead, color to match other trims
tiny metal hinges such as used on miniature furniture
Preparing the stand:
Begin by making a stand for your egg. Place the
four wheel beads one on top of the other joining them together
with craft glue. Glue this stack of four beads on top of the semi
flattened bead cap. Place the second flattened bead cap on the
other end of your stack of wheels. One of the bead caps will be
flattened enough to allow the eggs base to be glued to it.
Preparing the egg:
Lightly sand the entire exterior of the egg, the
interior of the top of the egg and the upper edge of the bottom
half of the egg. You need sand only enough to slightly roughen the
surface. You may paint the egg or leave it the natural color of
the plastic egg. Glue a string of beads, pearls, lace or
decorative cord around the outside opening of both halves of the
egg. Around the inside of each opening glue a second piece of trim
to compliment the one on the outside. On the outside, continue
adding rows of pearls, beads and trims of your choice to
completely cover the outside of the egg.
Completely cover the inside of the top of the
egg with craft glue and add irridescent glitter to cover (it is
better to over fill, tip and roll the egg half so the glitter is
well distributed). Repeat this with the inside upper half of the
lower egg. Place craft glue into the bottom of the lower half, add
Spanish or sheet moss. Arrange a bird nest, butterfly, etc.. as a
small scene glued into the moss.
Glue the top of the egg to the bottom in the
hinge area using the hinge hardware. The egg top should be at a 45
degree angle to the bottom. It may facilitate holding to glue the
large bead in the angle between the bottom and the top half of the
egg as a brace. Allow to dry thoroughly and glue the egg in place
on the stand.
Optional: After placing a row of trim
around the outside and inside of each opening the remainder of the
egg can be decorated the same as the inside top in the above