Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You've been egged!

You've been egged.
Make a giant robin's egg East Egg
I showed how to make several versions of a "heart attack" for Valentine's Day last year (1, 2, 3, 4) and I tried to think how I could do a similar idea for Easter...EGGED! A real egging is damaging and costly, but this one is much cuter and less threatening, non? And, per usual, I had to do it on a grand scale, cuz that's what we do round here. I found this great robin's egg tutorial, which helped guided me towards the right texture for the robin's egg. I'm going to leave a few of these for some unsuspecting friends in the hood. Muhahaha.
Materials: robin's egg blue (I used two shades of Martha Stewart's paint collection like the tutorial. Here are the Amazon links: pond and surf, chestnut brown), GIANT plastic Easter Egg (got mine at Michael's), paint brush, plastic primer spray, stone finish spray, goodies to put inside, toothbrush, paper to make a sign, green paper grass

Step 1: Spray the plastic egg with the plastic primer spray (not shown, forgot to take a picture, agh!) and wait for it to dry. Repeat if you'd like. I wasn't super concerned about layering.
Step 2: Spray the stone spray on and let it dry. Repeat to fill in. Give it a full day to dry.
Step 3: Begin painting the egg the robin's egg color. I kind of mixed the two blues and then for variation added patches of colors here in there.
Step 4: Dip the toothbrush in brown paint and flick it onto the egg with your finger like a slingshot. I would suggest doing it close to the egg so it doesn't appear like a Pollack painting where it's running down the egg.
Step 5: Add in your green grass. I used grass instead of moss because no one wants to accidentally eat moss. No one.
Step 6: Add in your robin's egg candy. Mine were by Whoppers (sick, but appropriate)
Step 7: Cover with grass.
Step 8: I made a sign saying, "you've been egged" out of black paper and a gold pen to tape to the door.

DONZO. 
Much cleaner than a normal egging, right?

photography and crafting by moi
model: Michelle Brummer Everett (thank you SO much!) 

19 comments:

Kelly @ Studio DIY said...

I love this!! I was actually going to "egg" someone's house this year, but my plan was to put little plastic eggs all over their yard, bushes and trees. This version is much kinder! ;)

The House That Lars Built said...

ha! I thought about doing something like that too! I think that would be MUCH fun, but I really wanted to try a giant egg, you know?!

jeanetta said...

This is really fun and creative. Great alternative to the Easter Basket. I love the concept and the execution!

Anna said...

This is HILARIOUS! I would love to open my door to a random giant egg of kindness :) I can also see these giant eggs making great props/favors for a kid's dinosaur themed birthday party!

Chanel // CamilleStyles.com said...

Oooh love this! I think stone finish spray is going to be my new best friend... cause how awesome is that?? Fab job, Brittany!

The House That Lars Built said...

@anna, HA! I love it! a dinosaur theme is brilliant!

The House That Lars Built said...

@chanel, yes! it changed my life. Usually, I look at something and think, "lame" but it's a matter of finding the right uses for it.

Emily said...

this would be fun for my kids, instead of easter baskets...though they might be a little confused easter morning to find that the bunny had left them an egg, instead of the usual basket. love, the execution! darling!

Lindsay said...

This is absolutely adorable! I wish someone would egg me. :)

Abigail Brown said...

gorgeous idea as always! x

Brittni said...

This is amazing Brittany. I love it. I saw some giant eggs like that at the craft store but couldn't figure out what to do with them. You nailed it!

The House That Lars Built said...

oh thanks Brittni! Any time it's huge, I HAVE to do something with it! ha!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

What a super cute idea! Pinning and sharing on my FB page! We have done the "boo" thing at Halloween, but never anything like this. Thanks for the shout out for my tutorial. :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

How absolutely adorable. No time this year but I pinned it and definitely gonna' surprise some good friends with this next year. Happy Easter ~

Robyn said...

Saw this on Brooklyn limestone.love it.Well done!

Design Zeal said...

Love it! Super creative and thoughtful!

Aubrey said...

Oh, I wish I had seen this before Easter :-/

threelittlepumpkins said...

I love this! My Mom bought me three of these plastic eggs. I have wanted to let go of them for years. I can not stand the color of them. But they are so great for hiding Easter Bunny treats in yard. Thank You ! No more ugly blue eggs!

threelittlepumpkins said...

I love this! My Mom bought me three of these plastic eggs. I have wanted to let go of them for years. I can not stand the color of them. But they are so great for hiding Easter Bunny treats in yard. Thank You ! No more ugly blue eggs!