Paper

"Creative Juice" Paper Egg Tree

By  Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza  for  DIY Network’s Creative Juice

Materials

  • Various branches with multiple leads
  • Decorative container without holes in bottom
  • Acrylic paints: cream; gold
  • Plaster of Paris hobby and craft mix
  • Moss
  • Ribbon, 1”-wide
  • Ribbon, 1/8”-wide
  • Small rhinestones
  • Glitter
  • Decorative papers of choice in solids and prints
  • Clear gloss sealer

Tools

  • Mixing bucket and disposable paint stick
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Jewel glue
  • 1. Clean and dry twigs. Paint twigs cream; let dry. Dry brush twigs gold. Apply sealer.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to mix plaster in bucket. Fill decorative container with plaster and set twigs in plaster. Let dry 30 minutes. Cover plaster with moss. Tie 1"-wide ribbon around container.
  • 3. For ornaments, cut varying size egg shapes from print papers. Mat on solid paper. Punch hole in egg top. For hanger, thread 1/8"-wide ribbon through hole and knot. Glue glitter and rhinestones to ornaments as desired.