DIY: faceted egg cups

DIY faceted egg cups - Kittenhood

Everything that’s faceted is cool these days, isn’t it? I had this idea for geometric egg cups, and I was surprised find that no one had made them before (at least according to my searches). Usually, it’s the excitement of “what a brilliant idea” followed by the disappointment of “oh, someone else has already done it”. Anyway, the most important thing I’ve learned from doing this project is that sandpaper can do wonders. The last time I worked with air dry clay (for these Christmas ornaments) I used a nail file I had at hand to polish the final product, and it was not the best choice. But sandpaper? It’s brilliant.

Clay, egg & cutter

What you need:

  • air dry clay
  • egg (can be plastic as long as its accurate in size)
  • cutter
  • sandpaper
  • gold paint

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How to:

To make two egg cups, I shaped two clay balls of roughly the same size. As the clay softened, I carefully pressed the egg on top of the ball, until it stayed on its own. I let the clay harden a bit, then randomly cut facets with the cutter. At this point, the clay cracked a lot, so I used a bit of water and my fingers to level them. I let it dry completely before proceeding (more than 24 hours in this case) and it was very hard to wait.

Next, I used sandpaper on each facet, until it got as smooth as I wanted. To do this, I scotch-taped a piece of sandpaper to the table, and just rubbed each side of the clay pieces on it. You can see from the second to last pic above that this step is crucial. Finally, I painted the inside of the cups in gold and let them dry. Still cracked here and there, but it’s a look I like.

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7 thoughts on “DIY: faceted egg cups

  1. These are so, so good, Daria!
    And I totally understand finding projects that have already been made that I thought were a unique, genius idea! I actually found these because I was looking to see how many people had made the egg cups I’m making for April! These aren’t too similar, but they came up in a Google search and I clicked on them because they are just too gorgeous!

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