YaY! I Love Glitter Eggs…
Glitter eggs peeking out from a wire bird cage is even better! As part of our Spring Mantle Project I was on the hunt for some interesting texture. Glitter absolutely has texture and sparkle. Texture is an important element to a great design in home decor.
For example, the Lavender is on the wreath up high and center on the mantle and here in the bird cage that sits to the left on the mantle and I painted lavender on one of the bird houses on the right side of the mantle. It’s an important element to a cohesive design.
Bird cage, moss and lavender
Easy Peasy! The bird cage was one of the spring tag sales @ 40% off. This is something I can easily use for years for so many different craft and/or design projects. I had some moss on hand to fill the bottom of the cage and to be soft for the eggs. This also gave some spaces to tuck in some lavender sprigs for interest.
Then came the eggs and glitter fun! I know some people dislike glitter for multiple reasons and some really are good reasons environmentally! I happen to love love love Glitter, I don’t care if it ends up all over the place, on me, next to me, on me etc! Just call me Sparky!
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How I made my Glitter Eggs
I had some plastic eggs that you typically fill up with candy and surprises. I did not want these eggs to come apart so the first thing I did was use a foam brush and put Mod Podge on the inside of one half and on the outside of the other half. Pressed together and let dry just a bit.
Time to coat the rest of egg except where you hold it…
You can see from the pictures I used little Dixie cups to hold the eggs when needed. This really helped. I used the paper plates as they are easy to fold when I’m done and pour glitter back into bottles. I cut one of the Dixie cups in half to pour in some Mod Podge for easy access.
I held in one hand the top and bottom with 2 fingers. Brushed on a nice thin coat of Mod Podge, let it dry for only a few moments. You will see where is starts to separate since your applying it to a plastic surface. Once it dries for a few moments, the second coat will spread evenly over the egg nice and smooth.
Then time to coat the egg as much as you can while still holding it with the glitter. Then place on plate on top of extra glitter or in one of the half cups to dry.
Let the eggs dry to touch…
I waited about 2 hours. Then I picked up the eggs to add Mod Podge to both end tips and applied glitter then let dry again. Once they were completely dried (I waited until next day) I added them to the bird cage and placed on mantle. I love how the colors pop on the mantle!
The Finished Bird Cage with Glitter Eggs
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