It’s only right that a holiday so celebrated with eggs should have special decorations made from the empty cartons.
After being cut, sealed with gesso, painted, and embellished with all sorts of fun little vintage Easter elements, these look nothing like cardboard cartons!
Last month when my Ya-Yas got together, we made some real beauties together and now I want to spread my wings and teach a small group.
Here’s the plan: I figure I can easily put together kits of materials for several crafters. The skill level is pretty basic, anyone who knows her way around a glue gun should be able to learn the steps. We will make a couple of the easier round style…
Before taking on the taller Fairy Castle look.
The taller tower looking style isn’t any harder, it just uses different cuts.
The finished ornaments are between six and eight inches tall. They are decorated all around and are pretty when viewed from any side. Crafters won’t need to bring a thing. We will use my stash of paints, flowers, lace, and other trims along with vintage Easter “characters” to create three very special one of a kind ornaments.
I’ll do the “heavy lifting” by cutting the cartons and doing the prep work with the coats of gesso. They will be ready and waiting for the fun part. Since we will have to spend some time waiting for paint or glue to dry, the project will take several hours. If we start at 9:00-ish, we can be finished by 1:00-ish. I’ll provide mid-morning tea and a little snack and then at noon, I’ll offer a light lunch.
All tools and materials will be provided along with a take home kit of egg carton cuts and copies of the original 1970’s Woman’s Day magazine article where my mother and I first learned to make these. Once the basic techniques are demonstrated, it’s easy to create these tiny treasures for different seasons.The class fee is $50.00. We will complete three ornaments in class and three more will be included in the Take Home Kit. …You can message me on Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED INFORMATION Check back with me in the fall when I will offer Seasonal Projects using the same techniques. For now there are no openings on Friday 4-11 or Saturday 4-12.