March 6, 2008

Easter Cosmo Glitter Eggs

I took the day off to get some 'things' done, namely work on my own projects. After running several unplanned errands, I finally sat down around noon to work.

My goal was to work on some "Easter" projects. I was distracted several times but I feel great that I did accomplish at least this. These are styrofoam eggs I purchased from Hobby Lobby. Added a little glue and my Stampin' Up! Cosmo Glitter and WALLA! You would not believe how easy this was. Let me show you what I did.

First, here are all the colors I used. The only one in the Cosmo Glitter pack you don't see is the pomegranate. I used this candleholder just for the photo. I am in serious needs of some new props! Of the 1000's of things I have, I couldn't find one small white bowl to gather these eggs in. Regardless, I did get some other good shots.



Here's one of my DUO eggs. Kind of neat huh?



This blue is the most AMAZING color. In the container it just looked, blue. It is such a soft color, reminds me of a fairy color.




I found this wire tree at the Dollar Store. I can find a use for almost anything. Originally I wanted to hand these eggs from the tree with a ribbon...but why when the wire holds them in there just fine.


Here's the base of the tree. Designer Paper is Le Jardin and an artichoke colored ribbon around it.

Don't you LOVE this?!! This is an old spice jar. I stuffed those eggs in there and used a rub-on from the "Easter Elegance" rub-on pack from SU! Covered the rim of the lid with "Spring Silhouettes" designer paper. The flower on top is from the 5-petal punch using Olive and textured Soft Sky desinger paper.


Here's the top of the lid. Didn't it come out CA-UTE!

12 comments:

rozie640 said...

Oh my ever lovin' goodness, those eggs are stunning! WOW!!!

Catherine said...

these are gorgeous!

Stampin' Heather said...

ooooohhhhhh.....these are so pretty!!! But I'm a glitter hoarder, so I don't think I could use that much glitter on one project. :o)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!!! How do you make them?????

Melanie S said...

To make them, just use a paint brush to paint some white glue over them and then roll them in the glitter. I pushed a straight pin to have something to hold it with while I painted them and rolled them.

Erin... said...

soooo pretty!! i was at my lss today and should have picked up an egg!! good idea about the pin i was wondering that!

Denise ~ said...

Those are fabulous eggs. You've got the best projects! Love these. Have a great weekend. :)

Anita said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love love love the wire tree actually holding the eggs! So elegant looking! How do you use all that glitter? Doesn't it make a huge mess? I have these myself, but always make such a mess...sigh...

Melanie S said...

Thanks Anita. Some of the eggs were small enough I could just roll them in the container of glitter. It would cover the egg completly except where the straight pin was. Then I used a writing pin cap as a tool to scoop a small amount of glitter onto the top of the egg, having the glitter fall back into the container.

For large egss, I just poured the glitter over wax paper. It doesn't have all that static cling like the embossing trays do. The thing about these metallic glitters is having the finest metallic flakes stick onto the tray, but it doesn't happen as much with the wax paper.

Andrea, said...

Wow these are fab

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow wow wow, this is amazing. Wonderful Glitter-eggs.

audrey h. said...

Absolutely stunning! These glitter eggs are beautiful. Green, white and blue happens to be my fave color combo right now so I am loving that egg you showed.