Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Glitter Egg Tutorial to end all Glitter Egg Tutorials

and also suck it Martha Stewart.

She's a filthy liar. Anyone who knows her knows it. As Alicia says "Did everyone just forget that she's a felon?" Which is why I did not heed her advice when making these glitter eggs...

at least not a second time...

Tip #1: You wanna make pretty things? Get pretty. Bust out the party ware and doilies.

Dont forget the snacks and the whimsy. It will help you get and stay inspired. Cover your table with last season's Ikea catalog. More fun and less messy than newspaper.

 I must preface this by saying, some of you may think I'm smart and good at things. But I'm not. Its my husband...Whom I told I was making glitter eggs and he just knew how to do it perfectly by instinct. This tutorial is his genius. I am just a groupie.

Things you will need:

1. We used Martha Stewart's 24 pack glitter set and some other random wannabees I would not recommend as they are lackluster in comparison to good old Martha's luminescent flecks.
2. Paintbrush
3. Craft Glue
4. Yellow food coloring 
4. Styrofoam cup cut in half
5. Paper Plate

Step 1. Prepare your glue
-Squeeze desired amount into a shallow bowl
-Thin glue by adding a splash of hot water and stirring quickly
- See where you have already applied glue to your egg by adding a drop of yellow food coloring to the glue mixture. #effingbrilliant

 Step2.  Paint egg completely in glue and drop egg into styrofoam cup handling as little as possible. You could use tongs or a spoon, but I just gently rolled it from my paper plate into the cup not touching it at all.

Step 3. Pour glitter into cup evenly covering as much egg surface as possible. 

Step 4. Roll the egg around in the cup and tap sides to distribute glitter to other side of the egg.

 Step 5. Keep adding glitter. You know when Martha says to use "generous amounts" of things? Well, it turns out its not just her being a greedy bitch again. Its because it looks better when you dont half ass things. Who knew? Anyway, don't be scared to fill the cup up with glitter. You can re-use it again and again and again and again.

Step 6. Don't be an impatient Ira (like me). Let the egg dry in the glitter inside the cup. I would say at least for 15 minutes.
p.s. - there is not nearly enough pink glitter in the cup below. 
Surprise surprise I run out of pink glitter first.

If you have room in your fridge - I would place the glitter eggs directly into the baskets or 
display they will stay in.

This golden / copper / moss color combination in this big ass wooden basket happened organically like real life magic.

Also remember nothing counts without dogs and friends! 

Silva gets funkyyy experimenting with dyes ...

Greg is better at this than any of us ever will be. I can't draw lines this straight with scissors 
much less glue and glitter: 

While I become suddenly aware that I need an egg in all the colors of the glitter rainbow.

The Spring/Easter Hats and Fascinator shoot is on the main Two Back Flats blog!


Well darlings, please feel free to share. Make me proud and glitter the rainbow outta some eggs!

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