Friday, March 14, 2008

Centerpiece of the week: Cracking into an egg-citing Easter egg

There's no telling what stunning creations you can hatch with an egg, a little glue and
a lot of creativity. Create a vase using a blown-out ostrich egg. The inspiration for this
eggs-citement is from Martha Stewart.

An oversize eggshell filled with flowers unites two symbols of spring in a single
arrangement. Look online for blown-out ostrich eggs (which cost about $10). Using
a tape measure and a pencil, mark dashes around the top, each about 2 inches from
the existing opening. Connect the dashes with thin painters' tape, creating a circle,
as shown. Fit a Dremel drill with a cut-out blade. Wearing protective goggles, hold
the egg securely in one hand while using the other to drill just inside the taped line.
Remove painters' tape. Next, tape fine-grit sandpaper, right side up, to your work
surface. Run the cut edge of the egg over the sandpaper to smooth and level it. Use
floral adhesive to secure egg to a small compote and to secure a narrow vessel inside
the egg. Fill vessel with water, and add flowers.


Kathryn said...

One of my absolute favorite things Martha has ever published - just lovely!

Ashley L. said...

i LOVE that arrangement! pretty find! thank you for sharing! :)

lady jicky said...

I was near a Emu farm a couple of months ago and if I only knew of this centrepiece - they might have sold me a egg! LOL

Mike said...

I want to eat whatever is on that plate. It looks like nuts or something?