Sunday, April 3, 2011

Music Paper Easter Eggs & Mod Podge Yarn Nest

I've been seeing variations on this theme all over the blogosphere, so I was curious to get my hands gooey and see what I could do...

First, I gathered my supplies: Mod Podge, a disposable bowl, brown yarn, a plastic bowl (chosen only for its shape), and an old music book. And plastic eggs!!! Why are they not in the photo? I think my son was trying to swipe them at the time...well, whatever the reason do NOT forget your plastic easter eggs!

Next, I channeled my inner birdie and made a nest. I cut the yarn into LOTS of pieces of varying length, then dipped the pieces into my Mod Podge (which I had poured into my disposable bowl). Then I randomly placed the pieces across the bottom of this bowl, overlapping them, going for a nest-y look. I left the bowl to dry overnight (it takes a LONG time to dry!). Looks like a very peculiar cake.

Then, on to the eggs!

I started by tearing my music paper into strips. Incidentally, I discovered that thin strips are better than thick ones. They wrap around the eggs more easily. I dipped each strip into the Mod Podge...

...then got my little fingers all ooey gooey smooshing the paper all over the eggs.

Smoosh smoosh.

Then I set up the eggs to dry on my special homemade Mod Podged Egg Drying Contraption (aka, another styrofoam bowl upside down with toothpicks stuck in it). I'm clever, I tell ya.

And by the next day, I was able to pry my little nest off its bowl (wait until the Mod Podge looks clear!) and, while it was a little more flexible than I had anticipated, it still looks kinda cool with my eggs!

Soo....if I were to do this again, I'd probably try paper mache instead, because I think that might give me a slightly stiffer result. I think I'd do a few more layers on the nest as well- maybe do 2-3 thin layers and allow each layer to dry in between so it wouldn't take forever to dry. But all in all, it was a fun, ooey-gooey project, and I especially love my musical eggs!! :-)

This week I'm linking up to:

Keeping It Simple

sew many ways

Transformation Thursday


  1. It turned out SO good! Yay for musical eggs :)

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love the look of the old book pages too and they are so cheap to get! I plan on making a few more wreaths one of these days and who knows what will get decoupaged next! I love the eggs!Enjoy crafting with your old books!

  3. Looks great! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm a new follower!

  4. Too cute! Love the nest idea!

  5. Hi Kasey,
    pleased to meet you ;-) I'm a newbie to your blog and really really like what I see, I'd love to see some more so you have yourself a new follower. You're more than welcome to come and visit me back if you like?
    Have a lovely day! Ira

  6. Great idea! Thanks for linking to paper issues!

  7. These look aweseom! I love the nest you made and your egg-drying contraption is genius!
    Thanks heaps for linking up to Paper Issues :-)


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