Cement eggs, I hadn’t seen these until a few days ago. Of course, I had to make them for my spring decor. So I found a tutorial on how to make them but it seemed a bit of a pain and I am impatient. I knew I could figure out an easier way. I had them done in about an hour and a half with drying time.
Now I didn’t really have a plan for the eggs for after I made them. Then I thought of the mossy chicken wire ribbon I used for this project. It was in with my other leftover project scraps. I love when I can use up scraps.
For the nest, I squished the mesh together and then twisted it.
While I twisted it I formed it into a circle.
Then I went around again with the mesh, only I formed it around the ring I had already made.
I thought I would need a bit of wire to keep it together but it wasn’t necessary. So I moved on to the eggs.
Materials for the Eggs
Papier Mache Eggs
Sika Pro Select Ready Made Concrete Patch
Before I began I put plastic down on the work surface. Using gloves I slathered the cement onto the eggs.
The first egg I added the cement sparingly. The second I added a lot. When I had all the eggs covered, I went back and pulled the excess cement off. I left them with a skim coat of cement on them. It made the drying time quick and they weren’t heavy at all.
After they were dry, I sanded them down a bit.
To add a little mottling to the eggs, I used Americana acrylic paint in Buttermilk. I pounced it on with a stencil brush.
I added some moss to fill in the middle of the nest.
The final touch was a small stamp on each one of a spring flower or a bird or butterfly.
The nest and the eggs turned out so cute! What do you think?
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I am not affiliated with any of the products I used. I merely mention them so you can achieve the same results I did.