I Love to Create – Easter Egg Mosaic Earrings



Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. You know what that means, time to put on your Easter craft thinking caps. In a random stroke of luck I recently discovered a vintage Easter crafts idea book from PAAS full of egg inspiration. One of my favorite projects was an eggshell mosaic lamp. A lamp seemed like a whole lot of eggs, but a pair of earrings was totally doable. Today for I Love to Create let’s make Easter wearable.


SUPPLIES
Eggs
Plain Earrings
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Easter Egg Dye
Pot
Water
Stove
Mugs


DYE EASTER EGGS
Come on you know you are going to dye eggs anyway. Make a quiche, egg salad or omelet and get crafty with the dyed shells. First I hardboiled my eggs. You can find egg dying kits at most grocery stores. Dye your eggs following the instructions on the package, I opted for hot pink and lime green.


PEEL YOUR EGGS
Once your eggs are dyed peel the shells. I broke my shells up into pieces. I started my drawing a large circle in the center of my earrings with Tacky Glue. I filled the circle in with pink eggshells. I found the best method was to start with a layer of larger egg shells and then add smaller pieces where there are blank spaces. Once the glue had started to dry a bit I went back over the circle with more Tacky Glue to act as a protective coat and anchor down all my pieces.

After I did the pink circle I went back and filled in the rest of the earring with green eggshell.


EGGSTRA-SPECIAL EARRINGS
Once you are done you have a pair of earrings so cute you could wear them any day of the year, not just Easter.

P.S. I was compensated for this post by I Love to Create

9 Responses to “I Love to Create – Easter Egg Mosaic Earrings”

  1. Action Jackson

    These turned out great. And, I loved dyeing eggs as a kid, so I must try this! Did you have any trouble getting the curvier shell pieces to lay down well?

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  2. Anna M.

    It's a great idea, but when I peel eggs I always end with bits of egg stuck to some of the shell bits. How do you prevent that?

    Reply

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