Monday, April 4, 2011


I really loved this idea when I saw it in a Somerset mag last year and thought I'd give it a try for Easter. It's a great addition to any Easter family dinner table as a centrepiece during the holiday. It was really simple to make but required a bit of time to assemble. We've used our Avalon Fantasy paper to create this but only needed 3 sheets.

The first sheet we tore up into pieces. We then paper machied some small foam eggs we found at a local craft store. We did this to 5 eggs and once they were dry we decorated them with ribbon and little pearl stickers and buttons.

We then cut up the other two sheets into 1 inch and 1 and a half inch strips. The larger strips we cut with a scalloped trimmer on each side. The smaller strips were just cut normally. We then curled each strip around a pencil (get a long pencil and you can do quite a few at a time) and set them aside.

To assemble you need some kraft paper - an old paper bag will do if you have nothing else. Place this inside a dessert bowl and weight it down for about 5 minutes so that it takes up the shape of the bowl. Remove and turn the bowl over. Place your kraft "bowl" over top of the desert bowl. Now the fun begins - glue your strips randomly onto the kraft paper bowl to create the "nest". I used PVA glue which dried clear and found it quite easy to attach. You could probably use a hot glue gun also but I always burn myself on these so try to avoid where I can.

Once you have all your strips attached (you may want more or use less) kindy glitz randomly and leave to dry overnight. Arrange your eggs to suit - have a great Easter!

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