I started with a metal chicken basket from World Market, it was surprisingly inexpensive. It has an oil rubbed bronze finish. This birthday person wanted something with color. So I pulled out some foam eggs, and went through my collection of maps to find some with the right colors. I pulled out my trusty Mod Podge and cut the maps into strips. I then applied the Mod Podge to the strips and to the eggs, and layered the paper strips onto the eggs. After giving them a few hours to dry, I applied two coats of Mod Podge to seal them.
Here is the finished result, oh, and sorry the pictures are not that great, I had to take them at night, and quickly!
I really love how this turned out, it is colorful, without shouting! I'm hoping the birthday person loves it too!
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