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Project

Glass-Glittered Egg Boxes

Make Easter treats sparkle by presenting them in gorgeous glittered egg boxes.

Materials

  • Cardboard egg box
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint
  • German glass glitter
  • White glue
  • Water
  • 1-inch foam brush
  • Spoon
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Velvet ribbon, trim, and flowers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Paint each half of cardboard egg box with desired color of acrylic paint. Be sure to choose paint a shade brighter than the desired final color as the glass glitter will give the egg a frosted effect and will tone down the color a bit.

  2. Step 2

    Once paint has dried, use a 1-inch foam brush to apply a thin layer of slightly watered-down white glue onto each half of the egg box.

  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle glitter onto egg box halves with a spoon. To conserve glitter, work over a tray covered with a piece of craft paper that can be used to pour excess glitter back into the container. (Be sure not to rub your eyes while using this glitter because it's made of real glass!)

  4. Step 4

    Using a hot-glue gun, affix velvet ribbon, trim, and flowers to egg box as desired.

  5. Step 5

    Fill egg boxes with candy and/or toys as desired.

Reviews (1)

  • Emmac5 10 May, 2014

    These egg boxes are gorgeous. Much more to my liking. Since you did not indicate a source for the glitter, I would like to share my new fav site Rose Mille, they have the real german kind that is described. Find them at rosemille.com.