Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Plant :) - Glue Dots®

This month for Glue Dots® I made these Easter Topiaries. My son calls these “Egg Plants”, which is probably a cuter name. If you would like to make one (and they are easy to do), here's what you will need:

  • Glue Dots® – Craft
  • Glue Dots® – Mini
  • Glue Dots® – Micro
  • Glue Dots® – Pop-Up

Other Supplies (for both topiaries) :
  • Styrofoam Egg
  • Mini-plant pot
  • acrylic paint and Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
  • Floral foam
  • Wooden dowel
  • Patterned paper (Prima, Bo Bunny)
  • Buttons
  • Moss
  • Paper flowers (Prima)
  • Dew drops (Stamping Bella)
  • Lace (Prima)

Paint plant pot as desired

Add Glimmer Mist:

If desired, paint eggs white before starting. Pierce hole in bottom of egg with wooden dowel, to be reinserted later. Adhere buttons (or flowers) to egg using Mini Glue Dots® ;

do not cover hole for dowel

Flowers are beautiful for this, and add a softer look:

Using Craft Dot® s or Memory Dots® , adhere strips of patterned paper to wooden down, in a spiral pattern.

Insert one end of dowel in bottom of egg

Cut piece of floral foam to fit plant pot snuggly. Insert in plant pot.

Insert wooden dowel in floral foam.

Using Craft Dots® , adhere lace or ribbon to edge of pot, if desired

For a more realistic look, add moss to the top of the floral foam. I partially melted Pop-Up Glue Dots® with a heat tool, and used these to adhere the moss, since the moss adheres better with a more liquid-y method.

Alternatively, you can adhere several paper flowers (with Craft Dots® ) for a more floral cover-up for the foam. I added Dew Drops to the flower centers using Mini-Glue Dots® .

Hand-cut or punch leaf shapes from the patterned paper, distress if desired, and adhere to the dowel using Craft Dots®

Punch out leaf, or other greenery shapes from the patterned paper to adhere to base of egg ‘flower’.

The finer shapes pictured here were adhered with Micro Glue Dots® , as they fit the stems perfectly without showing.

Now your topiary is complete – Happy Easter!

Link me up if you make one - I would love to see it!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.


mjmaterazo said...

super cute! i like the egg plant name too. at christmas time i made 3 christmas trees w/ buttons (one green, one red & one white) using the cone forms. used hot glue instead & it was SO messy. i'm going to use your technique w/ glue dots! tfs. maryjo (from bfs)

Winnie said...

Wow, this is different. They look fantastic! :D

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Now those are adorable! I love the one with the flowers!