Cement Easter egg Dish
- Cement ( I use fast setting underlayment. I buy 25 pound bags and store them in a 5 gallon bucket with a lid)
- old or cheap bowl ( Empty cool whip containers work great for this!)
- old spoon ( cheap wooden spoons work great for this!)
- Cooking spray
- 2 different sized eggs. I found one at the Dollar Tree and one at Walmart. You want them to nestle inside of each other to form an indent.
- Something heavy to keep the egg in place while drying ( Rocks work great!)
- If you have sensitive skin I would recommend wearing rubber gloves.
- I would also recommend wearing a mask so you don’t inhale fumes from the cement.
- An old work surface. This is a project that should be done outside. Old news papers would be great to work on top of.
WARNING: When working with cement NEVER pour the wet cement down the drain! It will harden and you will have a very expensive mess on your hands!
Step 1: Separate the eggs and spray the inside of the larger egg and the bottom of the smaller egg generously with cooking spray.
Step 2: Mix the cement. I like a slushy like consistency. Keep in mind, the thicker the cement the more rough your final project will look… I happen to like this look so that’s what I went for. If the cement is really thin your dish will look as smooth as the plastic mold you used.
Step 3: Fill the bigger dish (purple) about three quarter of the way full. Gently push the smaller dish (pink) into the cement. Wiggle the smaller dish around until you get it where you want it, then fill it with something heavy to keep it in place. Make sure you don’t make it too heavy or it will sink to the bottom and you will have a hole int your Easter egg dish!
Step 4: Pop the cement egg out of the mold. The smaller one came out easy for me, but I did have a little trouble getting the cement egg out of the bottom plastic egg (purple). I made this project 3 times and every time the cement egg did come out of the bottom (purple) egg, it just took a little time and patience. Flipping it upside down and gently tapping on it with a spoon helped it come out a little easier. I was prepared to cut the purple egg off if needed, though! After all I only paid $1 each for my eggs.
Step 5: The last and final step is to paint and decorate your eggs. I went with an antique white acrylic paint. I wanted some of the cement to show throw so I dipped my paint brush in the paint and brushed some off before painting. My suggestion is to start on the bottom of the egg to get a feel for how the paint brushes on.
To decorate mine I used some Spanish moss from the dollar tree and some eggs I bought at Michaels. You could also use this as a candy dish. When using it as a candy dish only use candies that are wrapped.
If you decide to make thisDIY this week I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram