An Egg-cellent Valentine tree!

This is a blog post from way back in 2011, but I thought it was a really fun project so I hope you don't mind if I share it with you again!


Some of you have probably seen the idea of a tree full of hearts before.
But this tree tree has something unexpected!
I look forward to showing you....


I started with a package of wood hearts.
I then painted them pink.


Next I covered them with.........
Eggshells!
I got the idea for trying an egg shell mosaic from the blog Can't Stop Making Things.
I used four eggs which I hard boiled. I then put them in the fridge overnight.
The next day I took the shells off and then removed the membrane from the shells.
It's a bit tedious, but I was sick when I made these so I didn't mind sitting and doing this
 mundane task.


Next I covered a section of the heart with Mod Podge and put on pieces of egg shell.
Press down on the shell to flatten and crack it more.
Then do another section until the heart is covered.
I got impatient and ended up covering the heart with Mod Podge and then sprinkling the heart with egg shell then gently shaking off the excess. Like you would do with a glitter project.
Once the heart was covered and the bottom layer of Mod Podge was dry I placed a top coat of Mod Podge on the whole thing.


I still felt like the hearts were missing something.
So I covered them with some very pale pink nail polish to give them a little bit of glimmer.
The heart on the left has polish on it and the heart on the right does not.


 I hot glued pink gingham ribbon on the hearts and hung them on a tree branch.
The branch is in a piece of floral foam inside the urn.


It's times like this when I wish I had a fancy camera and the skills to use such camera.
That way you could really see how pretty this looks in person.


The Valentine tree is sitting on a tray with some little books and a mercury glass bird.


A close up of a heart.
Can you see the bit of glimmer?


It was so fun to make a pretty Valentine's craft with such an unexpected element!


So put on a favorite TV show and get crackin'
Get it?
Crackin', like cracked eggs?
I crack myself up!
Get it?
 Okay, sorry I'll stop.


Happy Valentine's day my loves!!





33 comments:

  1. thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my stuffed felt hearts ~ i truly appreciate it!!

    these are just so cool! i never would have thought to use eggshells!! they look beautiful!

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  2. How cute is that! I have never heard of using eggshells before..how creative and they turned out amazing.
    Beth

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  3. you crack me up! :)
    I love these - so cute and they'd make gorgeous xmas decorations too as stars! :)

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  4. Egg-cellent idea Lisa! The hearts turned out so pretty.
    Happy Valentine's!
    - Susan

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  5. Those are so cute! Looks like you had a little "Egg-stravaganza"!! Sorry, I had to join in the fun! :)
    Theyare really pretty Lisa, I love your little tree! :)

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  6. Lisa, you come up with the best ideas! Love the hearts and little tree! Very cute! xo

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  7. Very cute, I think the pink nail polish was a great touch, hope you have a wonderful valentine's day!

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  8. Adorable tree! I love the egg shells, so very unique. Great job.

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  9. Your Valentine tree is so delicate and sweet! I love the eggshell mosaic treatment on the hearts with the gingham ribbon!

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  10. Oh my gosh! You have the best ideas! I wish I could come up with something creative like this! Have a lovely Valentine's day!

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  11. Its so cute! My I can't wait to pound egg shell and design come V-cards and hearts. Great idea.

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  12. Beautiful hearts and the tree is wonderful!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. Very cute and fresh idea for a valentine tree!

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  14. You know...I almost wasn't going to decorate for Valentines day...but you inspired me!!!

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  15. Too genius....how in the world did you come up with this?? Love it!

    Kelly

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  16. So cute. I'm your newest follower.
    http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  17. So pretty! I love the addition of the light nail polish...I think it added so much. What a fun project.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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  18. I stopped by to say thank you for your comment.
    I love this idea it is so pretty, I'm a little late for Valentines Day but it does give me an idea for another project.
    I have been following you for a while, you have some great ideas.

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  19. Oh Wow! Those are really pretty. I did an eggshell covered box years ago and still use it to hold jewellery. Now I'm anxious to do some of these hearts. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  20. Oh such a pretty tree- and love those sweet eggshell hearts!! What a great idea- they turned out darling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  21. That came out so pretty. There is a big difference with the nail polish addition. Love it.

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  22. They are adorable! And I think you did fine with the camera you have!
    Good job!

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  23. What a lovely idea. Great tutorial too. I'm blog hopping today and I found your lovely Blog. Following you now. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

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  24. What a great idea! And to add the nail polish was a beautiful touch. Very creative Lisa - I'm impressed!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  25. Oh my goodness this is so pretty.Really it is just beautiful!Your blog is so much fun to read.

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  26. THIS IS A DARLING VALENTINE TREE SO SIMPLY AND ROMANTIC .ALL YOUR BLOG IS BEAUTIFULL,I ALSO LIKE THE HEARTS....XO...SANDRA

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  27. Serious creativity, I love it! And it turned out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing that idea with us. And thanks for adding this to The Valentines Party, I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  28. I never would have guessed those were egg shells! Egg-cellent idea! Lol!

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  29. That looks so cute. It reminds me of the little Easter egg trees.

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