|Larry and Elena's Easter Egg Tree - Cindy Rippe Art in Entertaining|
To make the Easter Egg ornaments for your own tree. You need a needle nosed pliers, wire that's thick enough to stay straight, yet easy to bend by hand and a thick needle or old ice pick and some glue.
Separate the eggs.
1 - Heat the point of the needle (that you are holding with the pliers) over an open flame for a few seconds and press through the top of the egg to create a hole large enough for the wire to go through.
- After you test the size, finish making all the holes.
- Note: If you have a high speed Dremel drill that would work too.
2 - Cut the wire to 12" lengths. (or whatever length you'd like for your type of tree or bushes)
3 - Thread one end of the wire through the hole far enough to easily work on the tip.
- Use the pliers to twist the end of the wire into a loop large enough to prevent it from slipping back out.
4 - Bend the other end of the wire into a 2 inch loop and twist it to secure. (see photo below)
5 - Add a touch of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue to the edge of the egg and snap the bottom piece in to place. You can mix egg colors or match them as seen in the above photo.
|Adjust wire loop as desired to fit tree branch - note that wire comes straight out of the top hole in egg.|
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