Creating an Easter Egg Door Hanger
Easter Egg Door Hanger
Trimmings 1 or Trimmings 2 Iron Orchid Designs (IOD) Moulds IOD Air Dry Clay
Tite Bond Quick and Thick or Alene’s Tacky Glue
DIY paints in Pastel Colors
DIY white Wax
Begin with the large flat wooden egg form to create your door hanger.
Step 1 - Use your Trimmings Mould and Air Dry Clay create clay castings. It helps to sprinkle the mould with corn starch and brush away excess.
I press the clay into the mould with my hand. Then I use a putty knife at a 45 degree angle to remove the excess clay and get a smooth side.
Turn the mould over and gently remove the casting.
Step 2 - As you make a casting use Tite Bond Glue or Alene’s Glue to attach your casting in rows on your egg. You can completely cover the wood design or leave some spaces open. For the egg I am covering the wood base closely. Continue varying the style of the designs as you cover the egg row by row.
Continue until you have your mould castings glued down.
If the castings cover the hanging holes in the piece use a toothpick or a wooden skewer to push a hole through the clay.
Step 3 - Allow to dry overnight or at, least an hour before painting. If there is cracking in the clay you can fill in the cracks with small pieces of clay.
Step 4 - Paint the sections of your piece with your DIY paints. I painted several rows with one color skipping in between rows.Continue using the pastel paints to paint each row. Let dry or use a hair dryer or heat gun to speed drying.
Step 5 - When dry wax with White wax to enhance the details in the clay. Buff with a soft cloth.
Step 6 - Add a bit of string to hang and use your piece on a door to greet your family and friends. These also look cute on a small easel.
Clay storage Hint*** Keep your clay in a zip bag when you are not using it. To store your clay when your project is completed place the bag in another bag with a damp paper towel or baby wipe.