Are you looking for a fun, creative way to complement your traditional pumpkin and cornstalk decorations? These egg ornaments with vintage appeal may just be the answer!
Vintage Halloween Egg Ornaments
This project submitted courtesy of The Dow Chemical Company
Designed by Rebekah Meier
H2O Latex Low Odor Paint in Black Sea Satin and Bay of Bengal Orange
Crystal Clear Acrylic
• The Dow Chemical Company STYROFOAM, 4” Egg
• Creative Paperclay Co. Creative Paperclay, an 8 oz. block
• Beacon Adhesives
Hold the Foam
• McGill Tall Tags Punch, Scallop
• Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
• Downloadable, printable image
• 18-gauge silver or gold wire, acrylic clay roller, computer and printer, cornstarch, cosmetic sponges, cream-colored cardstock (1 – 2 sheets), damp paper towel, eyelets, fine-grit sandpaper, instant eyelet setter, parchment paper, pencil (or thin dowel rod), ruler, scissors, various black and orange ribbons and rickrack (1/4”), white ball straight pins, wire cutters
Note: Instructions are for one Egg. Adjust accordingly to create as many as you wish.
1. Lightly dust parchment paper with cornstarch. Roll a thin, even layer of Paperclay with acrylic roller.
2. Completely cover Egg with rolled layer of clay, smoothing out all seams. Let clay dry completely.
3. Sand Egg until smooth and wipe away dust with damp paper towel.
4. In a well-ventilated area, spray Egg with either Black Sea Satin or Bay of Bengal Orange paint. Let dry and repeat with another coat until Egg is completely covered.
5. Spray Egg with Crystal Clear Acrylic. Let dry.
6. Using wire cutters, cut a 1” length from 18-gauge wire. Bend wire around pencil or thin dowel rod, creating a hanger. Insert hanger into the top of Egg and secure with Hold the Foam glue.
7. Wrap ribbons and rickrack around Egg and secure with Fabri-Tac and a white ball straight pin at the bottom of Egg.
8. Cut approximately one 12” length of ribbon and insert through the wire hanger. Create a bow with another ribbon and adhere to the top of Egg with Fabri-Tac. Secure bow to Egg with a ball pin until glue is set.
9. Print vintage images onto cardstock, then punch out with scallop tag shape. Apply Black Soot ink to edges of tag with cosmetic sponges.
10. Using the Eyelet Setter, set eyelets onto the tag. Secure tag to the Egg with a ball straight pin.