Friday, April 08, 2011

{ Personalized Clay Easter Eggs ---A Tutorial }

Here is the tutorial I promised for making these stinking cute eggs. 
I will add tips to the bottom of this post that I found helped me out while making these. 
Thanks to my girl's Kim & Nanette for egging with me! ;)

Supplies you will need:
smooth cup to roll out clay
rubber letter stamps
tin foil
3 inch peat moss cup for the pail
you can get these in any garden center. I got a pack of 14 for $1.50
office hole punch
Click on the pictures to enlarge them
my egg's were about 1 1/4 inches long
 1. What clay did I use? Sculpey Clay.

2. To Make the Robin Egg Blue Color; 
Mix a lot of White clay with a little Cobalt Blue & a tiny amount of Yellow. I rolled my eggs out with a solid plastic cup.
photo from:  
3. After wrapping the foil to help smooth out the clay (remove finger prints) set the egg aside and let it cool as the heat from your hands makes it a little too soft. After a few minutes you should be able to smooth out the clay by running your fingers along the length of the egg. If you find you have foil showing just add a little ball of clay over that spot and smooth out or remove and start over. I had to start over a couple times......

4. Stamping the egg: 
Again, let it cool a little and using any rubber stamp lightly stamp each egg. I found that the stamp needed to be a little wet, so I used a wet wipe and just stamped on it - then stamped the letter on the clay. It will help the stamp NOT STICK to the clay.

5. Before baking it's a good idea to pierce it with a pin in a few inconspicuous places. This allows a way for trapped air to escape during baking. Sometimes it will form a mole like shape as the air has no where to go, yes I had this happen to some of my name eggs and I can tell you 
 (I didn't do this on all my eggs but better to be safe then sorry) You can speckle your eggs with a little watered down brown Tole paint & an old tooth brush and the tiny pin holes will blend in with the rest of the speckles.

6. Coloring in the letters: if you happen to goof like I did and accidentally get sharpie "outside" the lines. Take a tiny piece of FINE GRIT sandpaper and sand it ever so lightly off. You can use any color Sharpie, I wanted to use brown but I only had a fine tipped Black pen.  

7. To make the Pail:
I use a Peat Moss Pot from Wal-Mart, filled with what ever filling you want then using a handheld office hole punch, punch 2 holes in the sides of the pot and add some ribbon for the handle. 

Inspiration for these eggs came from here

Here are eggs I did for my family: 
If you have any other ?'s feel free to email me.

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  1. I absolutely love these and can't wait to try them.


  2. Hey, where'd you get that cool basket?!?

  3. Great tutorial! They turned out super cute!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!! i am in LOVE.
    this probably sounds weird... but they look good enough to eat. haha.

  5. Oooh awesome! Thanks for sharing the tute :)

  6. Rachel Berry YOU are genious! Love it... Thanks for sharing...

  7. Love it! I love the way your brain works.

  8. This is just stinking adorable! I love all of the personalization options that you have with this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial - I wouldn't have known where to begin!

  9. I can't wait to make some! Thank you for sharing. Did you think about or try using rocks instead of foil? I wonder if that would work?

  10. SO NEAT!! I love this tute from you :o) Thanks for sharing hun.

  11. I am in love with these! LOVE them! I'm talking I love them so much, i am going to go to joannes and get some clay and make them...TOMORROW! Stupid snow is making this mom not very this should be just the ticket. they can create and I can make super cute eggs like my friend Rachel! LOVE them! Happy Weekend!!

  12. Just another exaple why I love ur blog! Love em!

  13. So freaking cute! They look like they should be in a magazine. I am featuring these at

  14. Sooo cute! Love this idea. And, by-the-way did you know you have the same name as a GLEE Character?! =) I'm your newest follower! Happy weekend to you.

  15. I really, really like this idea-- how creative! Very cute blog, too!

  16. Rachel...those are sooo CUTE!!! Those would be a blast to make with my kiddos! Thanks for the idea!:)

  17. cute cute cute!!!! saw you on tatertots and jello. great idea.


  18. I found you via creative crate! Love the stones. And you gave some very helpful tips too! Diana from Closer Crafter

  19. OK I love these! I am now your new follower!
    Come visit!

  20. those are beautiful! I love the color. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  21. Oh my goodness--how adorable. I'd love to try these. AND I NEED one of those letter engraving sets! Thanks for being so inspiring.

    Warmly, Michelle

  22. This is such a cute idea!! I have never worked with clay but am going to have to try this! I have a metal alphabet stamp kit- would this work?

  23. What a great idea. I haven't used clay much but I think I might have to grab some and make some eggs or maybe rocks for some of the plants I have in pots.

  24. Thank you Rachel for sharing your talents with us. You are amazing! Love it! Love you!

  25. these are ADORABLE!! I would like to post them on my blog next week:
    Of course I will give you full credit, Rachel, and a link back to your blog. Let me know if this is "ok" with you!
    Thanks, again!

  26. Adorable. Creative. Genius.

    I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

    Details are on my blog today.

  27. Totally adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  28. How cute is that? And would LOVE to know about the basket... pretty please?

  29. Saw these on eighteen35 and LOVE THEM!!!! sooo beautiful, thank you for sharing this! Can't wait to try!

  30. These are so stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and linking, have a great weekend! :)

  31. These are just GORGEOUS Rachel!!!

    Thanks for linking up too!!

  32. So cute! Thanks for sharing!


  33. Love these little eggs, great tutorial!

  34. Super cute! We would ♥ for you to link this up :)

    :)Lolly Jane

  35. Visiting from Karen's blog...
    thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your lovely tutorial!

    Happy April
    Happy Spring
    Happy Happy Everything!

  36. Rachel,
    These are so super cute! Thanks for sharing such a great idea. They are now on my to-do list!!


  37. I just love these. This technique could be used for any holiday on ovals instead of eggs. (haha) TFS!

  38. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! I just featured these on my Wednesday's Wowzers here:

    Thanks for inspiring!

  39. soooo cute!! Perfect tutorial!!! :)

  40. gosh you are so creative! love the idea n the end result absolutely wonderful! thanks for sharing!

  41. those are sooo cute!! thank you for taking the time to post this tutorial. :)

  42. Love these! Can you tell me where you got your alphabet stamps? They look a little fancier than normal typewriter font. Love them....


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