Sunday, March 6, 2011

Faux Chocolate Egg Tree

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After making faux chocolate bunnies, I couldn’t stop there.  I had to make a faux chocolate egg tree.

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I used smaller sized plastic eggs.  I painted them brown and cream.  I did about three layers of paint.
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Once I was on the second coat, I realized it might have been a little easier to use spray paint.  Oh, well!  They must have looked pretty real, one of my kids tried to eat one! 

After the paint was dry, I sprayed some clear gloss sealer to give them a nice shine.  Once that was dry, I drizzled some white and black fabric paint over some of the eggs to give them a truffle look.

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 Then, I started hot glueing them to a cone form.  I tried to space out the colors randomly.  In between the spaces, I hot glued moss. 

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I covered the entire cone. 
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I placed the tree on top of a candle holder.

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I love how it turned out! 

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50 comments:

  1. I so love this! I still have a ton of these tree things so I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make my own soon. domesticdeadline@gmail.com

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  2. That looks so yummy! Makes me want chocolate (come to think of it, MOST everything makes me want chocolate :). Wonderful idea - looks great.

    Teresa@Much-A-Do

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  3. Oh my god, this looks fabulous. I would never have thougth it wasn't chocolate looking at the pictures! I want an chocolate egg looking tree in my house.

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  4. WOSERS! That is AMAZING! I knew they were not real from your post title but I didnt think they were made as simply as they were with spray paint! Girl, you made that project look like some top secret Martha Stewart MAGIC!!! FABULOUS!!!!
    I followed your link from Metamorphasis Monday, stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com !

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  5. Wonderful idea! I seen a bag of eggs at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 and wanted them so bad I broke down and bought them. Now I wish I would have found the time to make some! I think I still may in a bigger tree for the dinner table for Easter! Thanks for sharing! Lori

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  6. Cute! I see why one of the kids tried to eat one. They look so real. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  7. Love this! Headed back to the $ store!

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  8. I've seen these at Hob Lob and yours are much cuter!

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  9. I'm getting hungry for chocolate just looking at yours! Wonderful project!

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  10. So great! I know my step sons would try and it eat them. I learned to put signs up telling them what it is because they thought salt dough ornaments were cookies. Right now on their teenage minds is chocolate and girls. Ugggh.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  11. Looks great! I think I'll have to try this one out.

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  12. Oh my gosh. I really thought these were chocolate. Adorable!

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  14. I don't think I could allow this in my house.....I would want to go buy the real ones!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. Each party I pick one project to feature for a week on my sidebar!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/03/marvelous-mess-3.html

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  15. I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award! Please pass on the love. http://decoratingdiy.blogspot.com/2011/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  16. Those eggs look so real!! Good enough to eat!

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  17. SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! I'm in LURVE!! So wanna try it :)

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  18. They look so YUMMY! Thanks for the inspiration for my ever growing list of things to make! BIG SMILE!

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  19. This is phenomenal! Don't be surprised if this shows up on Tip Junkie Easter site - it's gorgeous!

    Laurie
    TipJunkie.com

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  20. Love how creative this is!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. So, very cute, and I can see how they would fake people out!

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  22. just adorable...love how you placed it on the cute candle holder, too

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  23. Wow, what a great idea!! So cute.

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  24. That is so cute!! This is something I want to try in the near future. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

    Cheers,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  25. That tree is really cool. I have a link party going on right now. I would love for you to stop by and link up this project.

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  26. Adorable! And I am craving chocolate now! lol

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  27. Awesome idea! I am also craving chocolate now, too! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  28. I love this. I think it looks real also.

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  29. I love how this turned out too. How creative and patient your are....painting all of those eggs...looks great!!!
    please visit my blog and follow along if you'd like....
    Happy Friday,
    Mariaelena

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  30. Oh Em Gee! Now that is CREATIVE! I wouldn't be able to help myself, I'd lick those suckers clean lol. This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

    Cheers!
    Sommer

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  31. That is A-DORABLE! Love it!
    Sharing your post over on my FB Blog community wall =)

    Have a Fabulous Friday & weekend!
    :D Lynda

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  32. What a great idea! I have a fake chocolate bunny that I put out for Easter. I might try this to accompany him! Visiting from Funky Junk!
    Jen

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  33. I love your project and I've featured it on "My Top Ten Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Thank you for sharing it! Mary :O)

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  34. Wow. This is an amazing idea... I never would have thought of it! They look good enough to eat. You definately had me fooled. :) I should make these and see if my hubby tries to eat one. lol. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower! Have a great day.
    Humble Homemaking
    p.s. I have a weekend party going on right now so feel free to hook up if you would like to. :)

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  35. fooled me. I was going to tell you how yummy it looked. this is an awesome idea...

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  36. Just as cute as can be. Made me real hungry for chocolate! :))
    I am your newest follower..come see me when you can.

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  37. So tasty looking! You've been featured at this week's Craftastic Monday. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:)

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  38. Looks like your project is a hit! I think it is pretty nifty too. I invite you to link up any & all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It's a great new place for delicious inspiration. (There is a faux goodies category) :)


    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  39. You are on a creative roll! I am loving your projects! I posted this topiary on my Friday Favorites this week. I now have a featured button if you want to grab it. GREAT job!

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  40. I'm loving your topiary, featured you on my blog this week!
    Come by and grab a button if you'd like!
    http://justsewsassy.com/2011/03/18/feature-friday-spring-is-in-the-air/

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  41. Hi! I Just wanted to let you know that I loved this project so much when you hooked it up to the Weekend Review Party at Humble Homemaking last week, that I chose to feature it this week! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. Head over to the link below to check it out and collect your featured button for your blog. Feel free to hook up again if you want! :) Have a great day.
    Humble Homemaking Weekend Review Party

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  42. Wow that is an awesome topiary! Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. This is absolutely delicious looking! Visiting from making the world cuter's follow along!

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

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  44. Alrighty, so I'm in love with all of your projects so far LOL!! What fun!! My blog is about parties and preschoolers and life in general..with a few diy project thrown in!! Wonderful blog!!

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