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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DIY... BIG Concrete Egg for Spring or Easter

Pinned by I Gotta Create


For a long time, I have wanted to make a concrete egg and when I found the BIG plastic egg for 25¢ at a Thrift store, I thought I would give it a try.
This was a new experiment for me. Did not really know what I was doing, so I did not take my camera to photo a tutorial. Sorry. I mixed up a batch of cement mortar mix (Anchoring Cement) and added some craft paint color. Opened the egg and filled each half with my mix. Waited a little while for the mix to cure and then put the two pieces together. Had a little trouble getting it snapped down because it was too full. 

I let it cure overnight before opening the egg. Had to rip the egg mold to get it off. 
 

 Hatching out ...
I ended up with a ridge around the middle which I sanded down with course sandpaper; then sanded the complete egg with very fine sandpaper and applied paste wax. Came out really nice and the color was great with just a shadow of marbling. Next time I will stir more color in just before pouring or immediately after I pour it in the mold. This could also be done with the normal two part plastic eggs.
 
 Flat bottom for sitting.


This was fun and not real time consuming. I think it turned out pretty nice and makes for a nice Spring or Easter display. I will likely have it on display all the time, because I like birds, bird nests and eggs.

So here it is all ready for Easter show off.
 
The  books are tied with a frayed burlap ribbon and the "nest" is string pulled from burlap. 

 Happy Spring ... hope you enjoy this little craft.

Blessings,
Audrey Z. 

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16 comments:

  1. Fabulous experiment! LOVE the spring display!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow, that is great! What a creative idea! Your project turned out so wonderfully.

    I love that you can use it for Easter & Spring, but it is also versatile enough for everyday.

    Thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  3. Oh my gosh, girl, that is amazing! I want to try this on the smaller scale that you mentioned...the little two part eggs in the stores now. Thanks for sharing the "how to"s. I saw your post over at "The Shady Porch" blog party.

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  4. Greate idea.
    I want to try this at home.
    Love Annette

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  5. Audry, you always come up with the most amazing ideas. This is really cute and I love the vignette.

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  6. Wow! This is fantastic -- how clever of you to come up with this idea! It looks like an expensive piece from a fancy garden store!

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  7. Hi Audrey,

    Your egg looks fantastic. I love how you displayed it. Beautiful!

    Dee

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  8. What a neat idea! I love your egg and how it is displayed.

    Linking from Random Thoughts :D

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  9. I never in a million years would have thought of making a concrete egg but your vision of what it would look like is amazing. It turned out so well and I love the way you have it displayed. Great going!!

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  10. I think this project turned out great! The vignette with the burlap looks nice. I'm looking for molds now! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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  11. I LOVE the way this egg turned out! It looks so expensive. Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS! It is brilliant! You've got me all inspired now, and I'll be seeing everything as a potential mold now ;) I love your creativity. Thanks so much for linking up to the "Spring Fling" party over at I Gotta Create! <3

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  13. This is sooo cool!! I love how this looks! Thanks for linking up to Centerpice Wednesday and sharing your idea with us!

    Karin

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