How do you like your eggs? These fanciful Easter Egg Topiaries serve them up two ways – stacked straight or topsy turvy. Both Easter Egg Topiaries serve up color and style for your Easter decorating. How cute would these be as an Easter dinner centerpiece, or as part of your spring mantel display? The straight-up version uses colorful napkins, and the topsy-turvy Easter Egg Topiary is made with tissue paper. Switch this around to serve them up your way!
To make an Easter Egg Topiary, you will need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4”, 5”, & 6” eggs
- Decorative paper napkins
- Plastic margarita glass
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; small scissors; wood skewers; pencil; paintbrush; toothpicks
For the Topsy Turvy Topiary, you will also need:
- In addition to the above list, add a 4” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Substitute colorful tissue paper for the decorative napkins
- Substitute a 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” terra cotta pot for the margarita glass
To make an Easter Egg Topiary:
1. Using patterns, cut six pieces from each napkin for each egg. If your napkins have layers, carefully separate the layers and use only the patterned layer.
2. Insert a wood skewer into the center of the bottom of each egg to use as a handle. Using pencil point, mark the center top of each egg.
3. On one section of the egg, brush on a light coat of Mod Podge from the top of the egg to the skewer. Place a napkin piece on the egg and smooth down paper with a dry, soft brush or fingertips. Use small scissors to make little snips along the edges so that the paper will lay flat against the egg.
4. Repeat, slightly overlapping each section with the last. When all eggs are covered, place skewers in a spare piece of foam or tall glass to dry.
5. Seal each egg with another coat of Mod Podge and let dry.
6. To assemble the topiary, glue the wide end of the 6” egg into the margarita glass, using a generous amount of low-temp glue.
7. Using toothpicks and white glue, attach the 5” egg to the top of the 6” egg; repeat, adding the 4” egg to the top of the 5” egg.
To make a Topsy Turvy Easter Egg Topiary:
1. Follow Steps 1 – 6 above, substituting tissue paper for the napkins.
2. Paint terra cotta pot lime green and let dry.
3. Wax knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. Slice 1/3 from the 4” foam ball. Insert the larger half into the terra cotta pot, cut side facing up.
4. Carefully cut a small slice from the wide end of the 6” egg so that the egg sits at an angle.
5. Insert 2 – 3 toothpicks into the top of the pot. With low-temp glue, pick and glue the cut end of the egg to the top of the pot.
6. Attach the 5” egg to the top of the 6” egg using toothpicks and white glue. The 5” egg should point in the opposite directions.
7. Repeat with the 4” egg, pointing it in the opposite direction from the 5” egg.
And that wraps up the Easter Eggstravaganza. Do you have a favorite from the week? Are any of the Easter egg crafts on your to-do list? I’d love to know what you thought of this week’s Eggstravaganza, so please leave a comment.
And remember, I’m giving away a most eggscellent prize package, too, and every comment you leave this week is one more entry. Here’s what you might win:
- One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- The winter issue of Stitch Craft Create
- Two solid chocolate bunnies — milk and dark
Honestly, I’m eager to pick a winner and send off the prize – these chocolate bunnies are so tempting!
Thank you for joining in during Easter Eggstravaganza week.
Happy Easter egg crafting.