I had this idea for geometric egg cups, and I was surprised to 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, no, someone else has already done it’. Because white can easily get boring, I upgraded these egg cups with a surprise gold interior. This way, they look beautiful whether they’re holding an egg or not. You could also use them to hold small candy or place cards on your Easter table. And as an added bonus, you can use them on a daily basis even when there’s no sign of Easter in the air.
What you need:
- air dry clay (I used DAS)
- egg (can be plastic, as long as it’s accurate in size)
- gold paint
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 each one 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. This step is crucial to get the finished, elegant look. Finally, I painted the inside of the cups in gold and let them dry.