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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Prim Easter Egg Tutorial & Whatcha been working on Wednesday

Morning Prim Pretties!

I thought I would share a little tutorial with everyone today.  I first featured this tutorial a couple of years ago, but since my audience has grown considerably since that time, and with Easter just around the corner, I decided to share it with you once again.

I first saw this idea from Teri over at White Sheep Farm.  I changed it up a bit to use what I had on hand, and here is my version of Prim Eggs!

Items you need for these Prim Eggs

*Plastic eggs from dollar store or craft store
*hot glue
*brown craft paper or brown packing paper or thin brown bags, torn into 1"-2" strips
*Mod Podge or White glue
*Water
*bowl full of spices...I used cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg and instant coffee granules


If your eggs are in two halves, you will need to hot glue them together.  do this carefully so that you don't end up with a ring of glue around the middle.  If your eggs are whole - that's even better.  

Once you have your eggs glued together, you will need to make up a mixture of white glue or mod podge and water.  I used about 1/2 and 1/2 for my mixture.

Dip your paper strips into the glue mixture and place on eggs, overlapping and ripping the pieces to fit.  Cover the entire egg with at least two layers, so that you can no longer see the color from the eggs showing through.  Press down any stray edges as you go.   Place the wet eggs on foil.
You can see that my first batch had the hot glue ring on some of them...you don't want that!

Let dry thoroughly...overnight is best.   Once they are dry, you will need to make another mixture of white glue or Mod podge and water.  Make this mixture a bit more gluey than the first and brush it over the entire paper covered egg.  Immediately dip the eggs into the spice mixture and roll them around, coating well.  Return to foil and let dry for 4 hours.


You are almost done now....Mix up another mixture of the glue and brush it over the 'spiced' eggs.  At this point you can decide if you want to re-dip them into the spices or just let them dry completely.  I only dipped mine once, but if you want a thicker coating to hide any imperfections, go ahead and dip them twice.

Once the eggs are dry, you can use them as you wish....in a bowl, a basket or whatever your creativity leads you to do! 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! 
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I am parting from making bunnies now and am getting geared up to start Spring and Summer items.
I did want to show you Miss Millicent Mouse....I finished her last week and she was snatched up by a FB fan before I had a chance to list her.



 Here's a couple prim kitties I created last week as well....I needed a break from bunnies and thought they were cute and whimZical!  They are now listed in my Etsy shop.


Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

7 comments:

  1. How wonderful are those prim eggs.
    Thanks for sharing chickie pal.
    If I ever get all my painting done I am gonna try.
    Loved your new mouse too.
    No wonder she was snatched so fast.
    Woolie Hugs

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial, Wendy! And I love your sweet mouse and your cats. You're always so busy! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs!

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  3. Great tutorial, Wendy! I LOVE the Mouse! The Kitties are super cute, too! Thanks for sharing!
    }}Hugs{{
    Vicky

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  4. Awesome tutorial Wendy,thanks so much for sharing! LOVE the mouse ,so darn sweet.Have a great weekend.Blessings,Jen

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  5. Thank you so much. They are prim perfect.

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  6. Just wrote down all the info on how to make these eggs! Thanks so much for sharing with everyone. Can't wait to make some, have plenty of the plastic eggs!!

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