So what could be more fun than making your own Mosaic Easter Eggs. Create a special keepsake for your children or grandchildren, or just make some for yourself. Bright & colourful they will make great table decorations long after Easter has passed.
- Styrofoam or polystyrene egg
- A selection of small mosaic tiles
- Mirror tiles
- Van Gogh Glass Tiles
- Rhinestone chain or beaded strands (available from craft suppliers)
- Adhesive - Weldbond, PVA or craft glue
- Grout & supplies to remove the grout
- Small paint brush
- Wheeled nippers for cutting mirror & van gogh tiles
1. Plan your design. The design on both of the eggs was created by first adhering the rhinestone chain or beaded strands to the egg in circular patterns. This created irregular shaped circular segments to the egg which I then tiled individually. Weldbond adhesive was used to adhere the chain or strains, this was much easier to do with the rhinestone chain as it is heavier and held its position much better. The beaded strands are much easier to source & cheaper, but more difficult to position due to the lightness of the strands themselves.
2. Glue your tiles onto the styrofoam egg. Apply the adhesive directly onto the egg with a small paint brush and use your tweezers to position each piece. Don't let dry adhesive accumulate on your egg as it will create an uneven surface. To create definition within the individual segments you can work in rows of colours like I've done with the small circle ceramic tiles.
3. Allow the glue to dry and clean up any excess adhesive using a small tool (repositioning tool, toothpick, etc).
4. Grout your egg, in this case I've used brown grout. Pay particular attention during clean up to removing excess grout from the chain & beaded strands.
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