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Easter Egg Diorama Tutorial Part 2
Part 2- Now that your egg has dried for 24 hours its time to prepare the under or inside of the egg. I start by placing the egg back into its form and then start digging out the still partially wet sugar. The crust will be hard so gently scrape until you break through to the wet sugar that comes out easily. The reason I place it back in the form is to support the egg under the pressure I will be putting on it so it will not break. I just use a spoon to scrape the inside out.
Here is the half that will be the front of my standing egg I will continue to scrape the egg until I break through
As you can see my center hole goes all the way through now.
keep scraping and taking out sugar until you achieve the shape you want. Just keep in mind that if you make it too thin it might break. I keep mine kind of thick because I have broken many before. It takes time to make these and you do not want to spend two or three days making one only to have it break on you.
Here are both of my eggs hollowed out. This part is really easy and does not take much time. You need not bother too much with the rough edges because they will not show after you add the icing.
I could have and maybe should have made the opening a bit larger but this will work for now. Now my egg is ready to dry another 24 hours before I decorate it... Easy Peasy If you missed it part 1 is here
So I was reading a blog by Then she made and found this really cool way to make a soup storage can holder so I thought that I would try it myself so I start with a box like this then I cut the end off of my box because my pantry doors would not close because the box was too long then I taped the end I just cut off back to the place i just cut it off of but I tucked in the ends then I cut half way down the place I just taped to make a hole that I can pull the cans from when I need one Here is the finished end of one side next on the opposite side I cut a hole in the top so that I can add new cans to the back as I buy them that way I always use the oldest first next I took scrapbook paper and covered the box
I used this spray adhesive only because I love it! rubber cement will work just fine or what ever glue you wish
and here is my finished product! Woo Hoo I did this in only one hour! not bad I am quite happy with it. see how it works.....cans in back and pull out the front
I am so happy each year that my "Disney Land Rose Bush" blooms.
My sister and brother in law gave us this Rose bush about eight years ago and it still flowers every year
I know... I have blogged about my bush before but I really LOVE IT
I love the large blooms
I love the way it changes color
OH! Look what I found...
In years past I have had a problem with aphids
But not this year thanks to this sweet little man