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by lee mei li
Royal knockouts: Glam up your eggs with teensy bejeweled crowns. — Photos and video by LEE MEI LI/The Star
Give your eggs a facelift and top them off with bejeweled crowns.
WHAT’S the quickest way to give your eggs a makeover for Easter? Why, make some quick crowns for them of course!
Inspired by Caroline Urdaneta’s project at salsapie.blogspot.com, the accompanying tutorial shows you how you can create a series of gold-tinted crowns complete with gems in just a matter of minutes.
Another fun idea would be to make cute party hats out of rolled cupcake liners topped with pom poms. Be sure to use hardboiled eggs – they are the safest to work with. Happy Easter!
Skill level: Easy
Stuff you’ll need: Hard-boiled eggs, twine, black, gold and pink markers, hard card stock, scissors, double-sided tape, glue stick and assorted glitter or gems.
1. Measure the top of an egg with twine. This will count as the circumference for the crown. Snip twine to length.
2. Using the cut twine as a guide, make an outline of a crown with three pointy shapes at the centre. Make the bottom strip of the crown slightly longer than the twine for gluing purposes later on. Cut out the crown and use it as a template to make more.
3. Once you’re happy with the crowns, colour them over with a gold marker — quick, bold strokes in just one direction. Layer the area you’re working on with recycled paper to protect against stains.
4. Decorate the crowns with glitter, gems and sequins — a bit of glue stick should do the trick.
5. Bend the crown into a circular shape and secure the ends with double-sided tape.
6. Use black and pink markers to give the eggs a “facelift”.
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Lee Mei Li gets her crafty inspirations from making ‘amigurumi’, a type of Japanese crochet doll. Meet her woven whimsies at www.amiguruMEI.com.
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