Make a Poinsettia Egg









See below the egg photo for the various supplies used. All the items used to make this egg can be purchased here on our site.














Rhea or Goose Eggshell
Christmas Red Foil
Poinsettia Cameo
Scrolls & Holly Sticker #139 Marcias-APeeling Designs
#101 Rhinestone Chain in Lt. Siam/Crystal/Emerald
M Loop Braid used around rhinestone chain on Cameo and around foil band

#14 Antique German Braid is used around the foil
Finding, Up-Eye, and Gold Jump Ring
Tassel #09


Paint a goose egg with Design Master Flat White or Ivory spray paint. Mark with a center girth band 1 3/4 inch wide and an oval using the 2 7/8 inch template. An oval to fit your cameo is now cut from the center of your larger oval.

Glue cording to the markings for the girth lines and the large oval. Set aside until thoroughly dry and secure. These will be your guide lines for the foil.

With a flat paintbrush, brush white glue (I use Elmer's) in a thin, even coat on the band and then place a strip of foil, which is cut slightly larger than your band, in the glue. Mold it into shape with your hands and then start smoothing it with a smooth round stick such as a pen or the handle of your drape stick. All wrinkles will smooth right out to the edge of your cording. Make a sharp edge against the cord (you can use your fingernail, toothpick, or the end of your drapestick).

Now you can either cut along the edge of the cording with a razor knife (Exacto or other) or lift the foil and cut along the sharp line with scissors. Repeat foil process on oval. Add another row of cording to cover any rough edges.

Glue on cameo. Add whatever trim you desire such as the Class-A-Peels, A-Peeling Designs, rhinestone chain, pearls, braid, etc. I vary it with every egg I make.

For another variation I sometimes reverse the large oval, cover with foil as above and then glue the cameo in the center without having to cut a hole for it.



Your IP Address is:
Copyright © 2018 The Robbins' Nest. Powered by Zen Cart