I have tried to create an egg that is Faberge'-like, and at the same time made from recycled materials. All the supplies I used are items that I already had at my house. In the spirit of recycle/reuse, most, if not all, can be substituted by something else.
My inspiration for the Spidey Egg was my baby-boy. I wanted something I could display in his room for years to come, but most decorated eggs are just too frilly for a boy. So I gathered all the bling I could find in my house to see what I had to work with, and the red and black matched perfectly with a spiderman pillow he has. And that's how it all started!
The total time for this project exceeded 40 hours, not including time for drying and setting. There are 770 beads and sequins, and each was attached one at a time.
Step 1: Supplies
In the interest of reusing and recycling, most of the supplies can be substituted by something else that you might already have on hand. I have listed possible substitution in parenthesis after the item. But of course the best thing you could possibly use is your imagination!
o 2 raw white chicken eggs (brown eggs)
o Aerosol can lid that has a center thingy in it (shot glass)
o Red paint (red permanent marker)
o White paint (white-out)
o Approximately 30 inches of thread (dental floss)
o Tiny screwdriver (ice pick)
o Large sewing needle
o Sandpaper, 1000 grit (steel wool)
o Sandpaper, 2000 grit (steel wool)
o Envelope (sticky note)
o Pencil (pen)
o Black permanent marker (black paint)
o Quilting scissors (sharp knife)
o School glue (any slow-drying glue)
o Bamboo skewer (toothpick)
o Black glitter
o Red sequins
o Black oblong glass beads
o Round black glass beads
o Red oblong glass beads, long
o Red oblong glass beads, short
o Clear rhinestones