I've had 2 craft ideas lately that I wanted to do: a fairy garden / terrarium and decorated blown Easter eggs. After talking with a friend, I decided to join those ideas together.
Voila: a fairy garden Easter egg.
I started out by carefully cracking the egg to let the insides out, then broke a decent sized hole in the shell. I died it with blue food colouring.
For the inside, I took a styrofoam ball and cut it in half, using that as my base. While school glue didn't work for securing it in place, so I used a bit of hot glue at the front to hold the base in place. I glued some chunky green glitter down as grass.
I made the little mushroom house out of a light, air drying clay. I scratched in lines for windows and a door with a pin. The roof was painted with red nail polish (I forgot to add the white dots). I coloured in the windows, door, and some 'bricks' with copic markers. I pushed a small piece of wire into the base, which is how I secured it to the styrofoam ball.
In the background is a pink pipe cleaner tree I made following this tutorial. Instead of the paint the tutorial suggested to give the branches some definition, I used a bit of glitter glue. I also added 2 plastic flower clusters from a plastic flower I bought at the dollar store to the front of the house.
To finish off the egg, I wrapped some vine ribbon around the opening, then added a thin ribbon to hang it from. I also added some butterfly stickers around the shell so it wouldn't look too plain from the back.