Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Glitter Easter Egg Cart - Candy Container

This is what I made today....
I really should have taken some step by step pictures, but I forgot......anyways, I purchased a couple West German paper mache' eggs off eBay a while ago. I love these eggs in particular because they are finished on the inside. I painted this egg pink and added glass glitter to make it sparkle!
I picked up some beaded trims at the fabric store today, and glued them all around the top half of the egg. The flowers on top are a combination of vintage and new. My favorite are the old velvet leaves! I would have used a few of the vintage millinery roses I have but they didn't look quite right - just a tad to large for the overall scale. The most challenging thing for me was to figure out what I was going to use for the wheels. Yesterday, I mentioned to my Daddy what I was making and that I needed some ideas for wheels. He had just the perfect thing - body washers! I know you're all wondering... what in the world are body washers? Well, my Daddy builds hot rods, and these washers are used when the body of the car is bolted to the frame. Aren't you glad you know that? :o) All I know is that they were the perfect size for my egg cart. I layered vintage pearlized buttons and old glass buttons on the body washer too.
The vintage bunny is made by Lefton. He is the perfect size at about 4 1/2" tall.
Now I just need some jelly beans....


2 comments:

Cheryl said...

So charming! Love the pearls & the millinery! So creative of you!

Sherry said...

Wow! You are creative. Is the bunny vintage? He is cute.