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By Mary Genser

April 1, 2009 (La Mesa)—These elegant eggs are beautiful enough to display year-round. They can be displayed throughout the home or given as treasured gifts.

Start with wooden eggs that can be purchased at craft stores. Start by painting the eggs. Next, apply beads and gems, using a hot glue gun to apply.

If you wish, you can next add glitter, carefully applying hot glue around the beads and jewels. Pour on glitter a segment at a time, pressing glitter firmly after glue cools slightly. Wait about an hour, then shake to remove excess glitter—and enjoy your custom creations.

Eggs can be displayed on candleholders or atop any small glass or metal container turned upside down.

Supplies needed:

Wooden eggs



Acrylic Paints—any colors


Glue gun

…and lots of patience!

Mary Genser has been doing arts and crafts for 38 years. She paints on canvas, metal, pottery, stones, wood, stone, and glass, also creating other craft items in a variety of mediums. She has buyers for her artwork in 45 states and eight countries.

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