I’ve been making a few spring-themed crafts lately, the first being Mr. B’s workshop, where he is busy painting all of the eggs for Easter.
On his worktable are a few eggs he’s decorated and a few paintbrushes in a jar. The table is made from a rectangle of basswood and toothpick legs, the egg holders are earring backs, and one of the paintbrushes used to be a toothpick. My eyes will never be the same after those eggs!
I built a teensy window box for the flowers and gave the shutters a fun banner. The fence was wrapped around a pint of paint (it was a pint of paint, @racky, I swear) for a few days before it was painted then glued to the front of the shrine. That helped the egg house to stand without having to add support to the back.
The roof is made from thin strips of scalloped trim that I’ve layered on top of one another, then trimmed into a triangle that fit the top of the egg. The whole thing is about 6" tall, so easy enough to finish in between washing hands and…well, washing hands.