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What You'll Need

Rapid Set Cement All Plastic eggs and small rocks Tape Recycled boxes Sander with 80 grit sand paper Pen and ruler Optional : Terrazzo Effect Square tip paint brush 4 different acrylic paint colors

Step 1

In order to make sure the egg holder is an even thickness I marked my box before cutting it. This keeps the project neat. I wanted the thickness of my egg holders to be 3/4 of an inch. So I cut my box to the height of 2 3/4 of an inch. This is tall enough to later tape the eggs in place if needed.

Step 2

Next I flipped the box down and marked the inside at 3/4 of an inch from the bottom. These will be the guide lines when I pour the cement. There, now your mold is ready!

Step 3

I poured the cement mixture into the mold making sure I don’t go over my marked lines. Make sure the surface you have your project sitting on is level. Lightly jiggle the box to ensure the mixture settles evenly in the box and to get rid of air bubbles.

Step 4

For this next step it’s important to allow the cement mixture in your mold to settle for about 3-4 minutes. This will allow it to thicken just enough so that your eggs don’t sink in too much. You only need the eggs to settle in about 1/4 of an inch. YEP! That’s it.

Step 5

Once I added the eggs I noticed the box started bowing along the sides. I used some tape to keep the shape of the box intact while the cement sets.

Step 6

I left to town for about 3 hours and when I got home this baby was already dry! I couldn’t believe it! Because cardboard absorbs moister it will stick in some areas. The areas that were completely dry came off much easier. I wasn’t too worried about the areas where the cardboard stuck on because I knew I was going to sand it.

Step 7

LET’S JAZZ THIS EGG HOLDER UP! A square tip brush is a must for this. I works best if the brush are about medium density ( not too soft and not too rough ) .

Step 8

I chose 4 colors and started by adding specks in different colors. It’s best to think of it as applying each color in clusters of 3 that are far from even and don’t look alike.

Step 9

Once I would finish with a color I would move onto the next.  When I felt like I had terrazzo enough evenly dispersed I added some really tiny specks to fill the space and a few huge specks to break the pattern up. That’s it! Super easy right?

Step 10

Don’t forget the sides.

Step 11

Now all that’s left is sealing it with food safe mod podge! I love this stuff!

Just look at those details! I love the pop of color the terrazzo gives it! Not gonna lie I was so nervous painting it!

Tilted Brush Stroke