4/2/09

Project Friday~

I've made some little fairies sitting in some Robin's eggs....When I was baking recently I tried to crack the chicken eggs not in half like you normally would do... I tried to crack them higher to have more "egg" left to use as little nests for my tiny fairies. I washed them out using hot water and then let them soak in a bowl filled with hot water and a couple of squirts of some kitchen cleaner that has bleach in it. Then I just painted each egg with two coats of blue paint. (Apple Barrel's Regency Blue) I placed each egg onto a paint brush sitting in a cup to let them dry completely. Using an old toothbrush, I splattered some brown paint (Apple Barrel's Dark Chocolate) and some off white paint (Apple Barrel's Antique White) all over the eggs.Aren't they just so darn caute??
Once that was dry, I simply added some shredded paper grass and a tiny fairy to each egg. I have the eggs sitting in little metal nests that originally were to be used for candles. (my dog ate one of the eggshells, nothing is sacred in this house!) You can see more "Project Friday" projects over at the blog Sugarplum Cottage. If you have linked here you can view more of my blog by clicking this link~ I've got a lot of easy-peasy recipes that you could try out...and then you would have loads of eggshells to play around with!!

8 comments:

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cheryl, this looks wonderful. I will surely try this. Thanks!

Barb

sassydesigns said...

So adorable! I love these little eggs! I love the look of spattered paint, it adds so much depth! Thanks for sharing this great project!
Dee

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a cute project. I love how the eggs turned out. I will need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)

Irma

Janelle said...

That is an adorable project! Love the technique for creating the "robin's egg" shells!

Marie said...

great idea i just finished a project with a nest/eggs i din't make my eggs wished i knew your technique before i purchased my eggs.
thanks
marie

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I just have to make some of these before Easter, so cute. Thank you for joining me for Project Friday. I do hope you'll visit often. Hugs, Rosemarie

Katherinellen said...

Cheryl,
That's sooo Cute! Have to give that a tty...Thanks for sharing...I didn't have my project ready...will be back Friday....Have a wonderful day..katherinllen

Kim - said...

wow, thanks for the link to your pirate party.....holy cow. You need to submit it to Shannon.

Love your blog.