Today's Easter egg guest post comes from the talented Benita Larsson of (one of our favorite blogs!) Chez Larsson. We first fell in love with her Dremel egg crafts last year, and are thrilled she's sharing her latest project with us:
My name is Benita from the Chez Larsson blog and I'm so excited to share an egg craft with you! My inspiration for this craft came many years ago from a Martha Stewart Living magazine issue where they had made Fabergé style eggs using real eggs and a Dremel tool. It took years until I got my own Dremel, but as soon as I did I started dreaming up these little egg crafts. Not nearly as fancy as Fabergé but kind of fun. Below I'll take you through how I made my latest creation, the ice cream stand.
I emptied my egg out (using one of these) and drew a pencil line along where I wanted to cut the egg. You need a diamond blade for the Dremel because it's much more precise and sharp than a regular blade. Please do make sure you wear safety goggles when cutting!
To make the flag pole I used a toothpick with a piece of paper wrapped and glued around it and then painted both before snipping the paper into a pointy flag. The pole was then inserted into the hole in the egg and stuck down with super glue.
To make the counter, I used an egg half and traced around it twice on some cardstock with a little bit of distance in between. After cutting it out I used clear tape to make the counter wipe-able, a must with all that ice-cream around.
The delicious ice-cream is made from droplet pins where the heads have been cut off and later glued into the mini cones. The ice-cream cones are just some Kraft gift wrap curled into cone shapes, stuck together with glue stick and snipped to make tiny.
Mr. Ice-cream scooper needs to rest inside his stand occasionally so a push pin (sans pin) with half a flower button super glued to it makes a stool. The base of the stand itself rests glued down on a concave button that's been painted along with the shell.