April 17, 2014

Stamped Cement Eggs and some Easter Creatures

As promised, I’m back with more Easter decorations today. Some weeks ago I had pinned a tutorial on how to make cement eggs. I didn’t have that special kind of cement she had used, but the regular kind worked as good. I mixed 1 part cement with 2 parts sand and followed the instructions. The drying time of my eggs was longer though. I could peel off the egg shells after 2 days. The tutorial suggested to partially spray paint the eggs, but I stamped my finished eggs instead.

Easter Decoration - Stamped Cement Eggs in Rusty Baking Pan
The eggs are “served” in a vintage rusty cupcake baking pan.

Easter Decoration - Stamped Cement Egg
Easter Decoration - Stamped Cement Egg
Easter Decoration - Stamped Cement Egg
Easter Decoration - Stamped Cement Eggs in Rusty Baking Pan

The cement eggs are certainly farm fresh :).

Cement Lamb made with a vintage chocolate mold
For the cement lamb I used a vintage chocolate mold that I had coated slightly with salad oil as a release agent. I’m glad that it had turned out so well.

Easter Decoration - Cast Iron Bunny with Nest

My cast  iron bunny watches a nest filled with three of my decoupaged plastic eggs from last year. He seems to do a good job. Another nest which had no guard, was raided by one of my sweet furry babies. The lightweight eggs obviously make popular cat toys.

Easter Decoration - Cast Iron Bunny with Nest and Eggs
Spring Decoration - Cast Iron Bird
After some weeks of sunshine and springlike temperatures, it got cold again and it snowed in the  mountains. The weather forecast for the upcoming days is not very promising and so we’ll probably stay at home. I don’t know yet what we will cook. What’s on your menu for the weekend?

Happy Easter, dear friends!
Enjoy the holiday!

My cement eggs will be served at these wonderful parties:

Common Ground
http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com
BFF Open House
Home Sweet Home
 http://www.craftberrybush.com
Sundays at Home Link Party

41 comments:

Rita Reade said...

What a great idea! I hope you don't mind but I shared it on Mammabellarte fb page linking it back to you.
Happy SPRING!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are wonderful, and the vignettes you've put together are just the sweetest. I'm going over to look at that tutorial.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Julia, these are great! I love them and I love how you stamped them, too. They look great in the vintage muffin tin. All your vignettes look so pretty!

marie said...

Julia your eggs turned out so wonderful! My favorite is the one with the little bird on it!
I was so excited to see the cement lamb! Just last week I found a vintage lamb chocolate mold at a thrift store...it may be this very one!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

If you'd like, you can see my mold here:
http://spunbyme.blogspot.com/2014/04/thrifty-thursday.html

amy of four corners design said...

great idea! I don't really celebrate easter...but these eggs have inspired me...I wonder if plaster of paris would work since I don't have any cement handy...
Enjoy the weekend!

tatjana said...

Liebe Julia,
deine Osterdeko ist total zauberhaft.
Von Herzen frohe Ostern
alles Liebe von Tatjana

Rostrose said...

Hallotscheli, liebstige Julia! :o)
Jetzt hab' ich's doch glatt (obwohl ich immer wieder bei dir reinschaue) auf ein Neues geschafft, ein Posting bei dir zu "versäumen"! Aber inzwischen hab ich deine genialen Bettfedern-Eierhalter samt motorisch-floral aufgepeppten Eiern natürlich angesehen und bewundert - das sieht so hübsch aus und ich hoffe, eines Tages kommen mir auch so tolle Bettfedern und Motorteile unter! Und auch deine heutigen bestempelten Betoneier in den alten Backförmchen sind sehr stilvoll und dekorativ und einfach Julia (was du absolut IMMER als Lob werten kannst!) Achnein, bei euch ist das Wetter auch so besch...euert? Das musste jetzt echt nicht mehr sein, gell?! Da heißt's dann, sich mit den Katzerln zusammenkuscheln und das Oster-WE auf diese Art und Weise genießen. Kochtechnisch hab ich echt noch keinen Tau, wir machen bestimmt nix "Besonderes"...
Alles Liebe und herzliche rostrosige Gründonnerstagsgrüße samt zarten Fellchenkraulern,
Traude
✿ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿ ♥♥♥♥ ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ
PS: Nina gibt sich blicktechnisch gern etwas schwer deutbar, auf diese Weise bleibt sie geheimnisvoll ;o) Maxwell ist da um einiges leichter durchschaubar! :o))

lala said...

Love it all - but the lamb is just so sweet!! Now I am off to the stores to find me a lamb mold, I just have to make one of these!!!

Happy Easter!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Julia I am transfixed by those cement eggs .... cement never looked so beautiful! Love the way you stamped onto them and beautifully presented.
Such an incredible post this is with that cute lamb. I never would have believed that again, this was created with cement.
So many others will be purchasing sacks of dry cement to try this technique.
Sending you Easter Wishes
Lynne

Alicja said...

Śliczne dekoracje . Pozdrawiam.

Rhonda said...

You are so good at the cement molds! They all turned out so beautiful.

xo Rhonda

Bella said...

The eggs are so cute!! I have a lamb mold too, I never would have thought to cast it in cement, I LOVE it, your turned out perfect!
Bella

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Julia your easter eggs look good enough to eat but I wouldn't try that!!!
Such an interesting process with the cement. You have presented them so beautifully in your rusty vintage tins and your vignettes with the bunny and lamb look so cute.

Wishing you both a lovely time together over Easter,
Sending much love and hugs,
Suzy

Christina Paul said...

Delightful! LOve the unexpected materials! -Must try these

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Awesome Julia!! love the lamb and bunny vignettes!

Happy Easter my sweet fiends. I need to sit down and write you an email. Getting ready for my flea next week so been busy with that and work!

Xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Those cement eggs are fantastic. And the lamb turned out so well. Nice vignettes. Happy Easter, Tammy

Jayne said...

I love to read your posts, always so inspirational. You create such beautiful work, I love the simplicity of your cement eggs. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend Julia.

Guriana said...

Amazing idea!!!
Happy Easter dear Julia

xox
Guriana:)

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Julchen you did it again!
Made me all swoon!!!!!!!!!!
Love, love , love it all! The eggs came out fantastic and so is the Lamb! I wanted to try a cast lamb for ages, have the mold standing here in my kitchen and all but never got around to do it.
Now you inspired me again!
Your decorations and photos are all awesome!
I wish you a wonderful and happy Easter feast my dear!
Will answer you email soon!
Sending you a big hug!
Carola .... who is off to pin your lovely pictures now :)

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Julchen you did it again!
Made me all swoon!!!!!!!!!!
Love, love , love it all! The eggs came out fantastic and so is the Lamb! I wanted to try a cast lamb for ages, have the mold standing here in my kitchen and all but never got around to do it.
Now you inspired me again!
Your decorations and photos are all awesome!
I wish you a wonderful and happy Easter feast my dear!
Will answer you email soon!
Sending you a big hug!
Carola .... who is off to pin your lovely pictures now :)

Sarina said...

Hi Julia,
What a great idea. I looooooove those eggs.
Have a very happy Easter,

xxx,
Sarina

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Lindo e delicado!
Feliz Páscoa!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh all of your Easter decor is so unique. I love the cement eggs. And the stamping you used.
May you and yours enjoy a wonderful Easter.

Rostrose said...

Dank dir für deine süßen Zeilen zu meinem "blaugelben" Posting, liebstige Julia! :o)) Ja, Schweden muss definitiv nochmal sein! Frohe Ostern und herzlichste Rostrosengrüße auch von mir an dich und deine 2- bis 4-beinigen Lieben!!!
Traude
♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ ✿♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ ✿♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ ✿♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥
PS:
Maxwell hat sich sehr gefreut, dass du ihm große Verteidigungskräfte zutraust ;o)) Und in meinem nächsten Posting gibt's endlich mal wieder BEIDE Katzen gemeinsam zu sehen... :o)

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Happy Easter, Julia! I hope that you're enjoying all of your creations on this lovely Easter Day. I love those cement lovelies. Only you could turn cement into something so beautiful! XO Sue

Joanna said...

Happy Easter !!!

Dorthe said...

My dear Julia,
How wonderful they are, and I love you stamped them, and their beautiful nests .Thank`s for the link.
The lamb is so very sweet, and love your iron bunny. Are these decorations from outside ? It looks lovely with all the green plants.
You aRE so creative, I hope I will soon be ,too, and that the colonoscopy in May shows nothing bad.
Sending you love and hugs, dear friend.
Your Dorthe

Anni - My Creative Life said...

What a creative idea to make eggs of cement, they are fantastic with the stamped word on, so many other sweet and lovely things you show in your post. Happy Easter.
Hugs Anni

Toodie said...

Those are the coolest eggs I've ever seen. I love that they're cement but I love even more how you decorated them. Love, love, love them!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
I didn't know eggs could be gorgeous:)Yours are and I just love them.
Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Marie

Sugar Lump Studios said...

These are just stunning! Every piece! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love these...What a great idea and stamping them was so perfect!!!

Carol

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Julia,

I love the sweet eggs and the little lamb - so cute and many thanks for sharing this.
Hope that you had a happy Easter and now wish you a great week
hugs
Carolyn

must love junk said...

Julia, I love all your creations...especially those stamped eggs in the baking pan!! Too cute :)
Susan

The Charm of Home said...

I love the stamped eggs! They have all the right looks!
Sherry

Poppy said...

Hi Julia,

Your stamped cement eggs are TOO cute, nestled in their cozy nests, all tucked away in those pretty mini cake tins! What fun and whimsy for your Easter celebration!

Hope you are having better weather; it's raining and very damp as I type, on this cold, Friday, spring night.

Poppy

Alice Wingerden said...

Stunning! Going to feature you this week at Sundays at Home :)

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
vielen Dank für deine lieben Zeilen, die du mir auf meinem Blog hinterlassen hast!!! Nun möchte ich mich auch noch persönlich bei dir aus meinem Mini-Urlaub "zurückmelden" und dir DANKE sagen für die lieben Kommentare. Ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut! Was die von dir erwähnten Möhrchen betrifft: Hm, tja, die haben wir selber aufgeschmaust, die siehst du in meiner Frittata ;o))
Ganz herzliche Rostrosengrüße und feine Fellchenkrauler (ach, was haben wir in unserem kleinen Urlaub für süße Katzen und auch ein paar Hunde gekrault!!! Fotos davon demnächst!)
Traude
♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥

Martina2801 said...

Hallo liebe Julia, die Idee mit den Gips-Eiern ist echt spitze! Eine sehr schöne Osterdeko hast Du damit gemacht.
Vielen Dank für Deine Ostergrüße. Tja, jetzt ist Ostern auch schon wieder vorrüber. Die Zeit rast an uns vorbei, oder?
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag, meine Liebe.
LG MARTINA

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
danke mal wieder ganz viel für deine lieben, süßen Zeilen! Ich wollte unser Schiff eh in deine Richtung entführen, aber der Käptn war dagegen... ;o))
Ich drück dich und die Tierchen! :o)
Traude

Alexandra Eitel said...

Deine Eier sind dir super schön geworden. Tolle Osterdeko.