Over the weekend I was feeling a little crafty and decided to make some faux foil-wrapped chocolate eggs.
Faux? Why? I’ll tell you why… because I ate a bunch of Valentine’s Day chocolates and felt the need to hide the evidence. (Or at least do something crafty with it.)
Actually, I started smoothing out the little Dove wrappers to see what they said inside and after I got a little pile of them, I thought there was a craft project in there somewhere.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plastic eggs
- Mod Podge (any kind)
- Gold metallic spray paint
- A big bag of chocolates that you will need to eat and then save the wrappers. Or regular aluminum foil. Whichever you prefer.
Take those ubiquitous little plastic eggs. (You know you have a ton of them.) Give them a nice coating of Mod Podge and lay the foil wrappers over the egg. It seemed like the wrappers tore fairly easily, so be gentle.
Once the egg is covered, squeeze it in your hand to make sure that the foil is squeezed down flat. Then here is where I had a Big Fat Craft Fail and I’ll share with you.
I had originally wanted these to look like they were covered with pastel colored foil. Fail! They looked like a papier mache project gone horribly, horribly wrong. As usual, spray paint is the solution. I sprayed those pastel rejects with gold paint.
I put a little bit of green moss at the bottom of an apothecary jar and tossed the eggs on top of it.
And just to continue with the theme of Keepin’ It Real, I staged the nice looking photo above…
by moving all of the crap on the dresser to the other end and out of the shot.
I only dusted the half of the dresser that I used in the shot too….
Are we still friends?