Buttons never fail to amaze crafters with their versatility and nor will these eggs fail to receive admirable glances from every guest in your house.
What you will need:
- Styrofoam eggs
- Mismatched buttons in similar shades
- Acrylic paints – a shade lighter than the shade of your buttons
- Craft or Jewel Glue
1. Start by painting your eggs in a lighter shade of the color of your buttons. This will give the buttons a background and also fill up the spaces in between the buttons.
2. Now bring out your jar of buttons or buy some inexpensive ones from a craft store. They are usually available for sale by color or shade.
3. Now start gluing the buttons over the entire surface of the egg. We found Aleene’s Jewel-it glue to be immensely useful here as its string properties left no need to press the buttons for even a few seconds. The button holds on immediately leaving you free to glue the next button immediately. Leave the part that goes into the egg cup or stand without buttons to ensure that the egg stands without wobbling.
4. If you have a special button, you can glue it in the center (like our mirrored button) and arrange the rest around it.
5. Save a fancy button to insert vertically at the top. Just push the bottom of the button into the styrofoam and it will stay in place.