Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Decoupage Egg and Stand

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In case you're new to this blog, the purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants (and you, too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is about Spring Projects with a focus on Easter and Gardening, so I chose to do a project for Easter. 

I love decoupage and have always wanted to decoupage an egg - not just an egg but one that sits on a stand! There are lots of decoupage eggs but not very many with DIY stands. I did find a couple to inspire me to make my own - here and here.  And this is what I came up with:

Decoupage Egg and Stand

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Mache Egg 6" x 4.25"
  • FolkArt White Chalkpaint/brush
  • Silicone Mold (acanthus shape scroll for stand feet)
  • Cornstarch
  • Sculpey Air Dry Porcelain Clay
  • Parchment paper
  • 3" Display Ring Stand
  • RapidFuse Adhesive
  • Floral Napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • FolkArt Gloss Sealer

Let's begin with a paper mache egg .  .  .

and apply several coats of white chalkpaint to it and let dry.
While the paint is drying, coat the inside of the scroll mold with cornstarch to prevent the clay from sticking.
Next, press a small amount of porcelain air dry clay into the mold .  .  .

then, use a flat tool to scrape the excess clay from the edges.   

After smoothing out the clay in the mold, turn the mold upside down onto parchment paper and gently lift up the corner to release the scroll from the mold.

Then repeat the process to make three more scrolls to use as feet on the stand.
Next, coat the top edge of the plastic stand with RapidFuse adhesive .  .  .
and center egg on top to seal.
Then glue on the scroll feet around the base of the egg and stand using RapidFuse adhesive - a quick grab and clear drying glue.
To decoupage, cut out a floral pattern napkin flower and then separate the pattern from the plain ply papers.  Position the flowers on the egg and apply mod podge to smooth out wrinkles and adhere the flower patterns. Let dry. 
Add an additional layer of mod podge after the first layer is dry.
Once dry, seal egg with glossy varnish. And then admire how pretty it is!


For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓
Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop Image 
DIY Vibes  •  Mom Home Guide  

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  1. Your eggs came out so beautiful. Nice hopping with you.

  2. That is beautiful! I did a decoupage project too; it's such a fun and easy way to decorate. Pinned.

  3. Very pretty Gail! I love the addition of the scroll feet!

  4. How pretty! I didn't even realize that was a paper mache egg! Pinned! : )

  5. We were thinking alike on this challenge. Love how you made your little stand. Very cute.

  6. This is truly beautiful and love your tutorial. Great pictures and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You took such a plain looking egg and made it so very pretty and fancy looking.

  8. Oh, Gail! You've outdone yourself AGAIN! I love how pretty your project turned out. I've been "blowing" eggs for decorating. This just might work for them! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I love the stand and the pretty decoupage.

  10. The clay embellishments really add to the beauty! Great job!

  11. Hi Gail, you made such a pretty egg and just perfect for spring and easter. Thanks for the blog visit today. Stay safe and be well. Julie xo

  12. I love decoupage and this is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  13. Very cute! I especially love the little stand!

  14. I love that you made a stand for the egg. I have some air dry clay and have yet to use it in a mold. Looks like a fun project to try. Pinned.

  15. Your egg and the stand is just adorable! What a pretty egg, pretty eggs are the best part of Easter.


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