Heidi from Hands Occupied here! I made a set of Easter Egg-inspired earrings to share with you all today. They come together pretty quickly and are a fun way to make use of scrap ribbon you might have laying around. And who doesn’t love a good Easter egg craft?
- 2 sets of Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes, Basic Designs – you’ll need one large oval from each
- white paper
- ric rac
- thin ribbon
- Antique Matte Mod Podge
- paint brush
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in silver glitter
- 2 earwires
- 2 7mm jump rings
- jewelry pliers
Begin by tracing your Podgeable Shapes on some white paper with pencil and cut them out, removing all pencil lines and cutting a little dip in the top of each paper oval to accomodate the hole at the top of the Shape.
Paint a layer of Antique Matte Mod Podge (it yellows the paper just a bit to be more of an eggshell color) onto each Podgeable Shape, place the paper cutouts on each and paint another layer of Mod Podge over the top. Let dry completely.
Once dry, flip your Podgeable Shapes over. Cut two pieces of ric rac to fit across the middle of each Shape. Cut four pieces of thin ribbon (I used purple) to fit across the Shape above and below the ric rac.
Next, paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the blank side of the Shape. Place your ric rac and thin ribbon as shown and then cover all of it with another layer of Mod Podge. Again, let dry completely.
The last step is applying your silver glitter Dimensional Magic. I have a few tips regarding glitter Dimensional Magic. The glitter settles at the bottom of the bottle, so you’ll want to take advantage of the flat-topped lid by letting it stand upside down for 10 or 15 minutes. This lets the glitter shift so it’s better mixed throughout the bottle.
To avoid bubbles on your finished project, prime your Dimensional Magic bottle by squeezing some out onto a test surface. Then, fill in each earring with a layer of Dimensional Magic. If any bubbles do make it onto your earrings, you can pop them with a sharp needle or scoop them out. Let your earrings dry for 24 hours.
When they’re totally dry, you can attach an earwire to each egg with a 7mm jump ring to complete your earrings (and your Easter outfit).
Don’t forget to check out other Mod Podge Easter crafts as well!