Fabulous Fauxbergé Egg

Materials

  • Large cleaned and sanitized goose egg (#NE20); theeggeryplace.com
  • Gold-plated egg accessories (theeggeryplace.com): stand, gooseegg size (#ST184); bendable leaf decoration (#F1257)
  • FIMO Soft polymer clay (Staedler): White; Plum; Raspberry; Brilliant Blue
  • Green felt, 3”x3”
  • Magenta soft flowers, 1/2”, seven
  • Gold sequin trim, 1/4”-wide, 9” length
  • FolkArt Acrylic Colors (Plaid): Ocean Cruise; Glazed Carrots
  • Pumpkin ultra-fine glitter (Art Glitter)
  • Pearl bead, 8mm
  • Purple rhinestones, 2mm
  • Foam core, 1/4” thick, 3”x3”
  • Empty egg carton
  • Colored chalk

Tools

  • Manicure scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Pushpin
  • Goggles or protective eyewear
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tacky craft glue

Directions

STEP 1

  • Draw an oval on the side of the egg with a piece of colored chalk. To create the opening, scratch the surface of the egg at the center of the oval with a pushpin. Keep scratching in one spot until you can carefully poke the pushpin into the shell.

STEP 2

  • Slip the tip of the manicure scissors into the hole and make a tiny cut. Start spiraling outward making tiny snips as you go. If you cut too much at once the egg can crack, so be patient! Continue snipping tiny bits of eggshell until you have widened the opening to the oval chalk outline.

STEP 3

  • Using the sponge paintbrush, coat the inside of the egg with the Ocean Blue craft paint. Let it dry. Apply a second coat and let dry

STEP 4

  • To create the platform inside, stick the ruler into the bottom of the opening and measure the diameter. Cut a foam core circle that diameter. Cut a circle of green felt the same size and glue it to the foam core with the tacky glue. Cut two dime-size scraps of foam core and glue them together to build a support for the felt-covered platform. Glue the foam core supports inside the egg at the bottom, then glue the felt-covered platform on top, making sure it is level.

STEP 5

  • Snip the tiny silk flowers off their stems and glue them along the back edge of the felt-covered circle. Tweezers make this easier!

STEP 6

  • To create the bunny, form a loaf shape with the white clay. Roll a small ball for the head and attach it to the loaf. Create two long ears and press them onto the head. For the eggs, roll a small amount of clay into a ball, then flatten into an egg shape about the size of a Tic-Tac. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake clay. Let cool. For the bunny’s eyes, glue two rhinestones to the head.

STEP 7

  • Glue the bunny and the eggs onto the green felt circle with the tacky craft glue.

STEP 8

  • Paint the outside of the egg with Glazed Carrots. Set on an empty egg carton to dry.

STEP 9

  • Dab craft glue around the opening of the egg and attach the sequin trim along the edge. It helps to glue an inch at a time. Trim the end.

STEP 10

  • Water down the tacky craft glue. Apply a thin coat of glue all over the outside of the egg with the foam paintbrush. Immediately sprinkle the glitter all over the outside of the egg. Be careful not to get glitter inside the egg. Shake off any excess. Let dry for 15 minutes.

STEP 11

  • Finish it off by bending the leaf decoration to fit the top of the egg. Attach it with hot glue and add a pearl on top. Set the egg in the egg stand.

Easter Seal

  • 1. If you think the egg will get hands-on attention, protect the glittery finish with a coat of Mod Podge (Plaid). Mix a teaspoon of glitter into an ounce of Mod Podge and paint it over the glittered surface of the egg.

Grand Stand

  • 1. To attach the egg to the stand, apply Amazing Goop to the stand and place the egg in upright. Make sure it isn’t leaning!
by Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil
Fabulous Fauxbergé Egg
Fabulous Fauxbergé Egg