Monday, April 20, 2015
I showed this plastic egg configuration on Day 1, when I presented my diatribe about plastic. If you have a few of these eggs, I'll show you how you can turn them into a cute accompaniment to any child's tea party or use them as party favors at your own next tea party.
Originally, I planned to cover the egg with a napkin,
but changed my mind due to time constraints. Instead, I thoroughly cleaned the egg and dried it, then spent more time than I cared to admit getting the egg apart. You want the half that sits on the outside, not the one with the lip.
Next, I found a button I wanted to use and slathered a bit of E6000 on top.
I also spent a lot of time looking for a prop, something that would hold the egg in place as it dried. Imagine my surprise when it stayed in place without any help while the adhesive dried.
Once set, you can remove the excess adhesive and enjoy your new tea cup. Perhaps you prefer it be a cocktail glass. Regardless, it's a way to recycle a plastic egg the young ones will have fun with.
Now it's time to invite the fairies, the kids, or young neighbors to enjoy a cup of imaginary tea. Or use them as party favors the next time you throw your own tea party.
What's on your agenda today? Are you reading a new book about a drink, making art in your journal or altered book, whether it's digital, hybrid, or traditional, or are you taking photos as you are out and about? Whatever the case, as long as your post includes something relating to a drink, please share in the link below, and Bleubeard, Squiggles (but not his doppelganger), the T Stands For Tuesday crowd, and I will be around to join you.
This is Day 21 of 22, and I recycled a plastic egg and a reclaimed button from my stash so the fairies and I could join you for T this week.