I marvel at how creativity transforms unexpected craft materials, like chicken wire, into something beautiful. Rebekah Meier works her magic to turn a length of chicken wire into a country style cloche, and that’s not all. Nestled inside the cloche is a trio of sweet, French Post Eggs, in soft, spring pastels. How pretty would this be on your table this spring?
To make French Post Eggs & a Chicken Wire Cloche, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 3” eggs
- Scrapbook paper, two 12” x 12” sheets (lightweight works best)
- Paper shred, cream color
- Chicken wire, 18” x 13”
- Striped ribbon, 1 yd.
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire cutters; pliers; gloves; foam paintbrush; wooden skewer; ruler; optional: paper trimmer or rotary cutter
To make French Post Eggs & a Chicken Wire Cloche:
Chicken Wire Cloche
1. Wear protective gloves while working with chicken wire. Roll up the 18” ends and form a cylinder that’s 13” tall and 6” in diameter. Twist together the cut ends to hold the cylinder together.
2. Twist the top of the cylinder into a 2” knob. The finished wire cloche should be approximately 10-1/2” tall.
3. Wrap ribbon around the top of cloche and tie into a bow.
French Post Eggs
1. Using paper trimmer, rotary cutter or scissors, cut scrapbook papers into 1/4” wide strips.
2. Insert a wooden skewer into the wide end of each egg and use it as a handle.
3. Working on one egg at a time, brush a thin, even layer of Modge Podge onto an egg. Randomly wrap paper strips around the egg until the entire egg is covered with paper. Repeat for remaining eggs.
4. Paint a final layer of Modge Podge® onto the eggs. Let dry.
5. Shape the paper shred into a nest, and nestle the eggs in the nest. Place cloche over eggs.
Have you noticed the chicken wire trend? How have you seen it used? Or, have you made anything with chicken wire? I’d love to hear about it. (And remember, every comment you leave is another entry to win the Most Eggscellent Prize Package.)
The Easter Eggstravaganza continues tomorrow, and here’s a sneak peek of tomorrow’s feature. I bet you can guess what it is!
Happy Easter Egg Crafting.