So before you all click away and jump ship, I SWEAR I am going to show you the ONE very simple thing to be sure you do, to get the perfect round concrete egg form! And if it still happens to turn out wonky (like mine did) there’s ways to fix it, so don’t fret, okay?
P.S. -- I am so proud to mention that I have teamed up with an amazing group of fellow badass blogger gals, that shared their fun DIY projects as well! Please be sure to check at the end to see their photos and links to their DIY's! I feel blessed to be around so much talent!
-a pair scissors
-foil (or an empty egg carton)
-henry’s feather finish concrete (or any cement/concrete finish)
-dollar tree twine
-an abandoned birds nest (or you can buy a faux one at any craft store or amazon - like this)
-flowery weeds / faux small floral stems / greenery
After you repeat that process with how many ever eggs you want to make, then you begin mixing the concrete.
I just used the left over Henry’s feather finish that I had from my concrete countertop project. It’s two parts concrete to one part water. So If using one cup of the dry concrete like I did, use half a cup of water. I mixed mine in a plastic sandwich bag (you’ll see why below).
TIP: If your mix seems too dry, you can always add a tiny bit more water!
Start squeezing the concrete into the egg, and then little by little you need to TAP AS YOU GO! Like gently, obviously you don’t want to crack the eggshell! But the reasoning in doing this, is because you need to make sure you get all the air bubbles out and that the concrete it filling and setting in all the little spaces in there!
Where I went wrong was just tapping at the very end after it appeared to be filled...it wasn’t...
Let them dry for at least 24hrs!
Take the knife and tap on the shell to indent it a tiny bit, but doing this, it’s loosening the shell form from the concrete. When doing this, it made it peel away SO MUCH easier!
I grabbed the nest and set the rest of the weed flowers and put those at the bottom of the nest, and set the three eggs in how I wanted them, and that was it! DONE AND DONE!
See it really wasn’t too bad! Hard to tell mine turned out a little wonky, huh? Now, if you just go into it knowing the “tapping” rule mentioned above, then you will be golden!
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