I loved the idea of making a mosaic out of egg shells. I’ve always been a creative person so this was a lot of fun for me but even for someone that isn’t as creative I can see this as a great project to try because of how meticulous you have to get when putting on the cracked egg shells. The math and science loving part of me really enjoys the repetition.
This project can also be done on all kinds of items and either left white or painted any color. The ideas are endless so it will match any decor.
Jar or item to cover
Egg shells (I used six)
Glue (I used spray glue, I’ve seen people use Elmers)
Tweezer (to manipulate shells on jar)
Mod Podge (to cover everything when project is complete)
I didn’t need to buy a thing for this project and since most people throw away jars and egg shells I feel pretty eco-friendly! I’m really excited to make another one soon.
Instructions (shown in detail on the video):
Clean the surface you will be using. I used the recipe for my generic Goo Gone to clean the jar.
Add glue to a small section of the area you are covering and add some broken egg shells to the surface. Work in small sections until you cover the entire area. Let it sit once you are done for at least an hour to be sure that everything is dry.
Paint the area with water colors.
Cover everything with Mod Podge to seal the design. I did this while the water colors were still wet so everything would blend together.
Wait and enjoy! It would look stunning to have a flameless candle in the middle shinning through the glass. Sadly, I don’t have a flameless candle so I can’t see it for myself.
Please let me know if any of you make this project! I would absolutely love to see it. Tag me on Twitter and Instagrm with #RebeccaDIY.
I’m out of town 5/24/13-5/28/13. Leave me a comment to reply to when I get back!
On this day Chris and I went to the World of Beer, the Corner Bakery Cafe, and window shopped (for the most part) at Marshalls! I absolutely loved everything in Marshalls, they have great home decor. I need to remember to go back when we have a place of our own to decorate. Chris Instagramed owldecor while we were there, he is so silly.
In the beginning of this vlog we celebrated Mother’s Day and my baby sister’s 18th birthday. How crazy! I can’t believe she will be starting college soon, it makes me feel so old.
In the second part of the week Chris and I went to see the new Star Trek movie. Wow was that great! We really enjoyed it and would recommend you see it in theaters.
Next weekend we will actually be in Disney World so make sure you are following our vlogs. I won’t be able to update my blog until I get back but I will have videos on our vlog channel all throughout the trip for you to watch so make sure to subscribe if you haven’t already.