Well, since we spend so much time on those beautiful eggs, we need pretty displays for them. This year I decided to make flower egg cups from polymer clay.
To begin our project, I conditioned polymer clay in all the colors I wanted.
I used my pasta machine and rolled the clay to a thin sheet.
I have a leaf clay cutter and a small circle cutter,
I used these to cut 8 petals and two centers per egg cup.
At the base of each petal,
I cut a small slit and then over lapped these.
I began assembling the cups with
a base of four and then four in between those.
Once the flowers were assembled,
I place a center in the interior and base of the flower.
I did this to cover all the connections but also to provide a flat base.
I rolled a thin snake of the green,
wrapped it around the flowers and made a little bow.
Just prior to baking, I make the petals droop over a bit.
I then simply baked and they were ready to go!
We haven't yet dyed our eggs.
I used Pier 1 eggs to show you how they will look.
Pretty stinking cute huh?
Even if we decorate some less than attractive eggs, these cups will pretty them up!
I hope everyone has a good week preparing for your Easter fun! Let's all remember what Easter is really about.
barbwired blessings to you all!
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