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Project

Egg-Corn Decorations

Lush velvet ribbon and liquid leaf add an elegant touch to these delicate holiday egg decorations.

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Introduction

Resources: Blown goose eggs from The Feathered Egg. Liquid Leaf in gold from Plaid. Velvet ribbon from Masterstroke.

Materials

  • Goose, duck, or chicken eggs, cleaned, with insides blown out
  • Liquid Leaf in gold
  • Paintbrush
  • Velvet ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Screw punch or small hole punch

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Holding top (larger) end of egg, paint egg three quarters of the way up from bottom (smaller) end with gold Liquid Leaf. Let this first coat dry, then paint with a second coat.

  2. Step 2

    Cut a 1 1/4-inch length of velvet ribbon. Make a ribbon triangle by using hot glue to attach bottom corners to center of ribbon. Repeat to make approximately 50 velvet ribbon triangles for a goose egg (fewer for a duck or chicken egg).

  3. Step 3

    Use hot glue to attach velvet ribbon triangles in rows around egg, starting 1/3 of the way down from top of egg, covering where the paint ends. Add each row on top of the last in a staggered, shingled pattern.

  4. Step 4

    Create a hanging loop with velvet ribbon and attach to top with hot glue.

  5. Step 5

    Make a small ribbon "X" with two pieces of velvet ribbon. Finish ends of "X" by gluing into points. Punch a hole at intersection of "X" and feed loop through hole. Glue "X" in place at top of ornament.

  6. Step 6

    Glue "X" in place at top of ornament.

Source
Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House, December 2010

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