We are back again with yet another amazing Easter project by Andrea Ockey Parr.
“When I was little, I remember going to my grandma’s house to celebrate Easter. One thing that always intrigued me was seeing the sugar eggs she made and displayed around her house. Decorated with frosting roses and ribbons, the most amazing part of these eggs was that there were tiny scenes inside made out of coconut grass, bunnies, little chicks, flowers and jelly beans.
The idea of building a world inside of an egg still fascinates me. And while my skills are better suited for the craft room than they are for the kitchen, I wanted to pay homage to those beautiful sugar eggs with an egg diorama of my own.”
These are the materials I used to make my Easter Egg Diorama:
- Papier-mâché Egg
- Dremel tool or hand saw
- Acrylic paint
- Flowers (Prima)
- Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye)
- Bird nest (Prima)
- Digital fairy girl image (Lisa’s Altered Art)
- Mason jar ring
- Hot glue
Start by cutting the egg in half vertically using a Dremel tool or any sort of hand saw. Once you’ve cut the egg in half, cut out a circular opening to serve as your peephole.
Paint both the inside and the outside of the egg with acrylic paint and let it dry.
Assemble all of the egg’s inside components (flowers, eggs, nest, character). Because the egg is curved, place it on a Mason jar ring so that it sits flat when you’re trying to glue things to it. Start by covering the back of the egg with patterned paper or fabric and build up from there using hot glue to attach items to the background.
Decorate the outside of the egg with fabric, paper, flowers, ephemera or other scraps. Make sure to cover the middle seam where it was glued together.
Display your finished egg by setting it vertically on top of the Mason jar lid or by gluing it on top of a decorative candlestick. You could also nestle it in an Easter basket. No matter where you display it, it will be a fun treasure for little eyes to find!
Crafting Ireland Team