Mosaic with eggshells
You can use so many materials for mosaic projects, and in this one, Crafts by Amanda uses coloured eggshells to turn an empty plastic container into a colourful vase. Who knew that you could recycle eggshells in such a creative way.
Empty plastic containers of any shape or size can be used for this project.
By lightly sanding the surface with 180-grit sandpaper, these will be ready to spray with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colour.
If you plan to make eggshell projects for Easter, keep the shells for this project. Break them into small pieces and divide them into colour groups. It’s a little time consuming and Amanda says that you need to remove any remaining membrane from the back of the shells.
Spray the container with two coats of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and let this dry.
Amanda applied a layer of Mod Podge or decoupage medium over the surface of the painted container and then placed the eggshells in colour groups on top of this. Press in place with your thumbnail.
When you have finished placing all the egg shells onto the painted surface, cover with more decoupage medium. Allow it to dry completely then decoupage the three remaining sides.
To use as a vase, just wrap a pretty bow around the top! Mine is now in my craft room holding my paintbrushes etc. :)