Friday, April 8, 2011

Paper Mache Eggs

Today, I am sharing my Paper Mache Eggs which were born from a craft cabinet full of random stuff and a quickly approaching guest post deadline. ;) Gotta love a good de-stash project. Welcome to anyone visiting from Kiki Creates!

I wanted an Easter display minus the pastel color scheme, so I went with a dark purple, silver, and green.

Wanna know the secret ingredient? Water balloons. You heard me.

Supplies Needed:
  • Small water balloons
  • Book or music pages
  • Elmer's glue
  • Water
  • Ribbon
  • 3 little wood candlesticks
  • E-6000
  • Silver metallic spray paint
  • Hot glue
  • Moss

1. Blow the water balloons up to the size of a large plastic egg (I had to use one of those things you use to blow up the long skinny balloons for balloon animals), tie a knot and cut off the tail.
2. Then, mix one part Elmer's with two parts water.
3. Rip your paper into 1/2 inch by 3 inch strips. Dip your paper strips in the the glue mixture, cover your "egg"and dry overnight. (I ripped the music sheets and cut the book pages with scissors. The ripped paper adhered a lot better and was more smooth)
4. Tie some ribbon around the eggs.

5. To make the pedestals take tiny wooden candlesticks, glue the tops of two together, and let dry.
6. Spray the candlesticks silver and let dry.

7. Hot glue a bit of moss to the top of the candlesticks and hot glue the eggs to the moss.

That is all my friends!

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Casey Martinez said...

What a darling display and such a cute idea with the eggs!

Brittany said...

I love the water balloons! They look great!

Angie K. said...

Wow...I'm visiting from Kiki creates! I love this and all of your ideas!

Steph Jacobson said...

Great idea to use water balloons. This would be a fun project to do with my son--I'm sure he'd love paper mache!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love this - another really great idea from you! I just love your blog - I recently added your button to my "Sources" page if you want to come by and check it out, I'd be honored! (

michelle's 10 things said...

I posted the frames we made from your blog, on my blog. I also had my daughter print your Easter printable for cards for the sisters I visit teach.
I included links to your your blog.
Thank you for all of your ideas.

Jenette said...

Such a cute idea! I am going to have to make these now! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Cute eggs! I just love paper mache! I am so happy we met at Creative estates...and I so thought I was already following you (oh I am confused1). Fun project! Cannot wait to read and see more from you!
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WobiSobi said...

These are so awesome! I love the candlesticks!!
such a great idea!

Jennifer said...

I need to invest in some silver paint =) Love the music notes for the eggs!!! so super cute!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those are too stinkin' cute! I bought some too . . . they are still undecorated, I think I am over Easter for the time being. Maybe next year!

Katie said...

I genuinely LOVE this. I think one of the reasons I'm not big into holidays is because of the tacky color schemes, so I love the elegance of this project! Really well done dear.

formatie nunta said...

Very nice, i like a lot what you did. Tomorrow i will follow your tutorial and try to make it like you. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tiffany said...

i just made these w/ my kids, and will use the printed egg word art for my YW class on Sunday - one framed one for each YW. thank you so much! i'll blog about it all later. nap time for me:)

shredding Austin said...

These paper mache eggs are indeed lovely! The instructions for making one are really easy to follow. The materials are readily available as well. A lot of art and craft enthusiasts will surely have fun making their own versions of this. Thanks for sharing.