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5 minute* project: egg stand

Disclaimer: this is the easiest project ever, and I feel like a cheat even calling it a project! But I’m sure some people will find it useful, so here goes…

I bought a carved soapstone egg while in England, but I want to stand it up for display purposes, and of course it won’t stand without assistance. FIMO to the rescue…

polymer clay egg stand

Take a blob of polymer clay in a colour that coordinates with your egg. The size depends on the size of your egg – it has to be large enough to support the egg. Play with the clay until it is soft, then roll it into a ball. Place it on your baking surface (I use a ceramic tile, but you could use a cookie sheet with a piece of aluminium/aluminum foil on top).

Push the clay down onto your baking surface so it has a flat base and a flattish top (if you use a hard flat surface to push gently down on the clay, you’ll avoid fingerprints – I don’t bother and just smooth the prints away later with my finger). Now take your egg and centre it upright over the clay, then push it down into the clay to make a deep depression in the top of the clay that is the same size and shape as the base of the egg. Remove the egg from the clay. Gently smooth any uneven patches with your finger. Decorate if desired.

polymer clay egg stand

Do not lift the clay from the baking surface – you want the base of the stand to stay flat. Transfer the baking surface to the oven and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions. When it has cooled, you can pop the clay egg stand off the baking surface if it has stuck – it won’t be baked onto the surface.

Paint, finish, varnish etc, if desired – I left mine plain black so as not to detract from the egg. Place your egg in its stand and admire!

polymer clay egg stand

*5 minutes does not include the baking time, obviously!

6 Comments »

  1. sleep1937 said

    This may sound silly but… its’ brilliant!!! (I’m not being sarcastic). I can’t believe i’ve never thought of that.

  2. Karboojeh said

    I have an egg like that, and for years, I tried to something with it – really, it gets on my nerves, cause its beautiful but I don’t know where to put it in a “convincing” way. What a great idea. A lot of people I know have decorative eggs lying around without getting their deserved limelight, I think they’ll be happy to learn about this tutorial, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Arlene said

    Absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed – thanks so much for your wonderful, simple, lovely looking idea!!

  4. Becky said

    Hey, apparently I’m the only one, but thanks for the tutorial on this! I’ve been meaning to do it for a while. Right now my clay is baking in the oven. It’s my first project with the stuff. Fun, but harder to work with than I would have thought! Anyway, soon I shall have two eggs that have stands! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

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