Sunday, April 17, 2011

Childhood Wishes

When I was small, I was allowed to spend the night with a friend one Saturday night, the next morning was Easter.  We awoke the next morning and the Easter Bunny had arrived.  The Mom of the family had attempted to raid the other baskets and scrap me together a sweet little basket.  Even though I was not very old, I appreciated the effort.  However, I couldn't help but be a little jealous of a precious egg nestled among the children's baskets.  It seemed to shimmer as the light touched upon it that Easter morning.  When you looked closer there was a small scene inside.  I had never before seen a sugar egg and I was mesmerized.  I even had the nerve to be horrified when the youngest family member bit right into his egg.  Well, how could he destroy such a treasure??  LOL.  I thought they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen.  I returned home that afternoon and explained the lovely item to my Mother, who quickly asked, "Why on earth would you want that much sugar?" 

Needless to say, I never had a sugar egg in my Easter basket.  Not one to ever give up...I decided to create my own version.  Mom was right, I did not need, do not need that much sugar.  So I have created a faux sugar egg.
No calories or dental visits need bother you on this beauty.

To begin I bought a paper mache egg from Hobby Lobby.

I cut a hole in it, leaving the opening for the future scene.

I then painted the egg with acrylic paints. 

I then painted our little egg with white glue
and sprinkled clear glitter on her as a nod to the sugar.

I then took some joint compound,
added my choice of acrylic paint to color it.

I placed it in a Wilton's bag with a tip
and began to decorate the glittered egg.

I then hot glued some green excelsior in the bottom of the egg.

I looked to the Graphic Fairy again for inspiration for the inside scene.

I found this cute picture that I thought would look
precious inside my faux sugar egg.

I had originally thought I would just cut this out and place
it inside the egg.  It looked a bit flat.  So I decided that
I would just recreate the pic. 

I found similar flowers and hot glued them inside.
I then hollowed out a small styrofoam egg,
painted it and hot glued it inside.

I could never find a chick that I liked. 
So I created one from polymer clay.

After baking, the chick was ready for the egg.

I simply hot glued the little guy in the scene.

The faux sugar egg was done.

Nope, it doesn't taste as good as I am sure a real
sugar egg would taste, but I think it is just as pretty!

You should really try to make one for yourself.  It was
super easy and it fulfilled a childhood wish for me.  :)

I hope your Sunday has been blessed!  Let's make this week a great one, getting ready for all the fun and beauty of Easter.  Take some time to thank God for His blessings!

barbwired blessings to all of you!


Linking up to:


  1. I Love Love Love your little decorated egg hatching that adorable chick. You are such an artist !

  2. This really takes me back too. I find these so beautiful. This really looks like a sugar egg!

  3. My mom would make these when I was young only out of sugar. You did a good job.


  4. Genius idea using joint compound! I was always fascinated with those sugar eggs too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Amber - this is so creative and super fun! I love the 'icing' - looks so real! I have featured this today. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. Amber...WOW! It's gorgeous. Every detail is perfect! I especially love the little cracked egg inside! So magical, whimsical and wonderful!



I LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear what you have to say. Please leave me a comment. Thank you so very much! HUGS!!