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Monday, February 27, 2012

Morning funny and a Tutorial for Prim Eggs

Good Monday morning friends - I'll start my post out with a little funny that happened this morning.  Mr. Whimzie and I were sitting down to breakfast.  I made eggs and he made the toast.  He got out some elderberry jam out of the fridge for his toast....I was starting to eat and not really paying attention to what he was doing when I heard him say...rather disgustedly...."REALLY HONEY"!  I looked up and said "WHAT?"...and he said...."I don't think this is elderberry jam!"  He showed me the jar and I had to chuckle....somehow my jar of black prim paint made it's way into the fridge and he grabbed that for his toast!  We had a little laugh about that one - he sure puts up with a lot....bodies hanging around, priming messes on the table and island and now yucky jam!

As we were sitting there I also heard what I thought was lots of birds...I opened up the window and I was right....a huge flock red wing blackbirds was sitting in one of the big trees out front - what a WELCOME sounds that was.

Okay...now onto the tutorial!


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!
Later this week I will be showing you another version of these prim eggs which I am sure you will love so don't forget to check back.



                             

15 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy,
    ooh, I got quite a chuckle from this mornings "jam" you folks had at breakfast! Our poor husbands never know what they will find with us creative women they married.
    Great tutorial too! I've made these before and fabric covered ones too.
    I was just getting ready to search for something different to do with the styrofoam eggs I found at the TS last week when I started reading blogs this morning.
    Well off to see what I find.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Sheila

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  2. Good Morning Wendy-
    Oh my! Thanks for the laugh this morning. That was too funny! I'm glad to hear your hubby understands. My family Loves to give me a hard time about my craft stuff laying around, Lol!
    I too made up some of these eggs from Teri's tutorial. But I also changed mine up a bit. i used a heavier tissue paper and mod-podged it on in strips, left some wrinkles here and there and I painted mine, then antiqued them. Very time consuming, but FUN! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the eggs.
    Enjoy your day!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  3. Afternoon Wendy!
    I just love the tutorial.And the eggs are super wonderful prim..BUT THE JAM STORY HAS ME ROLLING!!
    tooo funny.
    Hugs to you :)
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  4. What a hoot about the jam/paint! Love your eggs Wendy - thanks for sharing! ~*~Lisa

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  5. Thank you Wendy. I have some plastic eggs (I need to round them up, Biggie likes to play soccer with them and then they get underneath things).
    I have Modge Podge and white glue and I can manage to tear up some paper. This is great that I actually have everything on hand and don't have to go out and buy anything. I love tuts like this.
    Hugsz,
    Susan

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  6. Hi Wendy,
    Love the tutorial! I saw this on Pinterest and have wanted to try it. Thanks again!!
    Have a great day.
    ~Rene~

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  7. Wendy, I'm having a good laugh over your husband's toast topping! When I cook my walnut stain for my baskets, I store it in milk/juice jugs in the fridge. The kids know to ask if it's really juice before drinking it!!! Our "poor" families that have to put up with us. Thanks for the egg tutorial. ~Ann

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  8. Too funny abou the paint...JWS would not have been happy. Love the tutorial. I have been wanting some eggs for in a bowl. Might have to try these tonight.

    Cathy

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  9. Wonderful tutorial!!! Thank you so much. How funny your hubby gets paint in the fridge. I get my DH's nightcrawlers for fishing he gets my cold old coffee and tea. -Steph-
    p.s.~ do you mind that I pin this onto Pinterest?

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  10. Gee, I wonder if you will find the real jam in your paint bucket!?!? Our hubbies DO put up with a lot..when I used to tea dye fabric, mine would run in with that hungry look in his eye hoping I was cooking something to eat!! Silly man!--Jan

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  11. Hi Wenda, hope your hubby didn't put your prim mixture on his toast. He He
    Thank you soooo much for sharing this awesome tutorial, I love it, and will have to try it! Hugs, Lecia

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  12. I haven't seen this technique before. Thanks for sharing. Glad your husband was awake enough to notice before he put it on his toast! ~Roberta

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  13. Thanks for the chuckle!!!
    Thanks also for sharing the tutorial!!!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  14. Lol, that is too funny! Good thing it didn't make it to his toast... now that could have been bad!

    I saw Teri's eggs also, very cute. Yours turned out wonderful, great for spring!

    Have a wonderful week ahead~

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  15. Thank you so much! I tried to do something with plastic eggs and wax last week and it was huge fail! Now I know how to get the look I was looking for!

    Kendra

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