Papercrafting in Twenty: A Blinged-out Easter Egg!
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Here’s our newest Papercrafting in Twenty project, a blinged-out Easter egg created in just under 20 minutes!
I created this fun Easter decor item with just a few supplies (from my stash!!!):
- Ball-Head Straight Pins (which were left over from a wedding I worked on)
- Sequins (the ones I had in my stash were Teresa Collins’ sequins)
- A Styrofoam Egg (Ok, this I bought, but these styrofoam eggs from FloraCraft are super inexpensive!)
Well what do you think?
Are you ready to give this quick and easy project a try?
You don’t have to create exactly as shown here – you could use different foam shapes, and/or different types or colors of sequins (or brads!).
Throwing a party for a ball team? How about using round foam balls and creating baseballs, basketballs or soccer balls?
What a great way to use up a stash of bling or brads!
And, you could use regular straight pins (as long as the pin head is larger than the hole in the sequins you’re using), or hot glue the sequins in place (you will see the white peek through the sequin hole though).
Our goal is to show you what we were able to create and inspire you to create it as well or, better yet, create your own version!
And then, of course, we want you to share yours with us!
Let’s look at how this project was created…
Step One: I started with one foam egg, 2.4 in. x 1.8 in. (the medium-sized egg in the variety pack shown above, appx. the same size as those in the package linked above), one pack of 100 ball-head straight pins and one pack of Teresa Collins sequins (as you can see, I only opened and poured out the coral and seafoam blue sequins; as you’ll see below, I only ended up using the blue seafoam sequins).
I decided the process would go quicker (for me) if I laid out the sequins for easier access and had the pin container (which I used to hold the pinned egg when I needed to check on my progress) wide open.
I had originally planned to alternate the two colors of sequins you see above on one egg, adding one row of one color and the next row of another color, but decided after adding only a few of each color, that I didn’t like that look. I also tried alternating colors for every other placement, and that didn’t work for me either.
So, one color it was!
Now, you might prefer two (or more) colors on your egg and that’s perfectly o.k. – it’s YOUR project so create as you wish!
Step Two: I started at the top of the egg, centering the first sequin and adhering it to the foam egg with a pin, making sure to seat the pin all the way down so it’s bottom was flush with the sequin’s top.
I then placed the next sequin below the first one, with a slight overlap.
Next came sequin number three, which was placed to the right of sequin number two, with a slight overlap of the right side of sequin number two and an overlap of the bottom of sequin number one. I continued this process until all the sequins were placed (you can see the overlapping and pin placement above).
Note: As you add pins, the center of the egg will fill up with the pins – you’ll need to alter the direction in which you insert the pins so they slide in all the way. If a pin seems stuck before it’s fully seated, simply side the pin out and push it back in at a slight angle. I found this worked well and enabled me to easily cover the egg and properly seat all the pins.
Voila! The finished Sequined Egg!
Twenty Minutes, Really?
Now, you may be thinking this would take you more than 20 minutes to complete.
Nope, it was actually just under 20 minutes and on my first try!
We hope you’ll give this type of quick and easy crafting project a try and share your creation with us by linking to it in the comments.
Please share our newest offering, Papercrafting in Twenty, with your papercrafting buddies.
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