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Glittered Floral Egg Basket

Introduction

Being blue has never felt so good. Especially since little presents, such as a vintage Steiff bluebird, are tucked inside these shimmering German egg boxes. They make for an extra-special family tradition -- each year, every person can find a gift inside an egg; this lucky recipient is waiting patiently to open hers. The eggs are made of sturdy cardboard, which we painted shades of blue and covered in glass glitter (you could also decorate blown-out eggs in the same way). Then we added silk and paper flowers and leaves. They're brimming out of a basket with a gray wash: Mix a dab each of blue and white acrylic paints with four ounces of water. Brush it on the inside of the basket to test color; adjust if necessary with more blue, white, or water. Paint entire basket with wash, and let dry. Vintage velvet leaves are twined around the handle.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2006

Reviews (11)

  • Whatsup1 22 Mar, 2014

    Very unique and interesting Easter baskets. If anyone is looking for some more traditional Easter gift baskets and ideas try the Easter Baskets here: http://www.giftwithabasket.com/easter-baskets-c-44.html

  • rosemille 16 Apr, 2011

    We have the best German glass glitter available at Rose Mille! www.rosemille.com

  • jmeisen 25 Mar, 2008

    I made a few of these this year, I purchased the Martha Stewart egg boxes sold at Michael's. I painted them various pastel colors, covered them with clear glass glitter, then put on trim and flowers I assembled from punched out cardstock. The hardest part was painting them and using enough coats. But they turned out super cute, I love them and plan to purchase more from the German Plaza website in varying sizes too!

  • vickyshilzony 20 Mar, 2008

    Shockingly, I found them this year at my local Michael's craft store in the Martha Stewart section. They were marked $12 for 4 egg boxes, which is about the same as you would pay minus the shipping from the direct German website, blumchen.com

  • evmcelroy 20 Mar, 2008

    Where can you find plain cardboard eggs like this? Are they in craft stores?

  • Jennylousue 20 Mar, 2008

    Diamond Dust Glitter is glass glitter ...... it's very pretty .. but do not use it on anything that little ones may handle!!

  • XPCallie 19 Mar, 2008

    Thanks for the tip on Michael's!

  • CraftTestDummies 19 Mar, 2008

    If you're nervous about using authentic glass gltter, there is a plastic version called Diamond Dust. It wont cut little curious fingers!-Jenny at CraftTestDummies.com

  • CraftTestDummies 19 Mar, 2008

    If you're nervous about using authentic glass gltter, there is a plastic version called Diamond Dust. It wont cut little curious fingers!-Jenny at CraftTestDummies.com

  • jmeisen 19 Mar, 2008

    They're also selling the egg boxes at MIchael's as part of the Martha Stewart craft line. They are priced at 11.99 per package of 4, and their coupons can be used for them. There's a 40% coupon out there for MIchael's this week, another 50% off for Fri or Saturday.

  • KatharinaD 11 Nov, 2007

    Eggs boxes are available at www.germanplaza.com