I finally did this. I had a few people ask for a tute, it just took me a while to get to. The ones I made for this are spring time egg ornaments,but you can make these for any holiday! I have made Christmas ones and now these.. I have a ton pictures of all of mine and some Christmas ones that my grandmother made towards the end of this tutorial.
What you need:
-Moss, fake snow, gravel, etc.
-Manicure scissors (one lady I spoke to said she used dental instruments instead to cut with)
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks
-Fishing wire, ribbon, or thread
-Small pieces of Styrofoam
-Embellishment for inside decorating and edging
1. Cut hole in egg (I used a sharp knife), dump out the insides, and make yourself an omelet
2. Rinse the egg out with water and let it dry
3. Paint the outside and let it dry (I found that it makes the egg cut without much cracking this way)
4. Using the manicure scissors, cut the hole as large as you want it
5. Paint the inside of egg and let it dry (I did blue like my grandma, but you could use a layer of white if you like).
6. Repaint the outside with another layer and touch up the newly cut hole.
7. Once dry, add a layer of Mod Podge to the inside of the egg
8. Using a paint brush, cover the outside of the egg with glue and roll that part in glitter. Let dry.
9. Add thread to bead cap (see picture). This will become how it hangs. Using the hot glue gun, glue the bead cap onto the top of the egg.
10. Complete the inside. Take small pieces of Styrofoam and glue to bottom of inside egg. This will help to create a flat surface to glue things on. It might take some trial and error to cut the piece to fit each egg since they are different. Once that is in, use tacky glue to glue on moss. After it dries for a bit, glue on miniatures with glue gun.
****SEE PICTURES BELOW OF MINE AND MY GRANDMOTHER’S FOR EXAMPLES*****
11. Glue ribbon, etc. around the outside edge of the opening. I suggest hot glue gun.
Handle them with care. I recommend storing them in the egg cartons.