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Panorama Egg Display featuring eggs with photographs of Ancestors and Family

Panorama Egg Display featuring eggs with photographs of Ancestors and Family

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Eggs have been traditional decorations of spring, Easter in particular, for centuries  but don’t let that limit your imagination.  The egg shape is an elegant design, and these panorama eggs can be displayed as a single ornament, included in flower arrangements or even hung as Christmas tree ornaments.

Consider the pictures when you decide how to embellish the eggs. This tree includes my parents and ancestors, so I went with lacy trim and delicate silk and plastic flowers. But it would be easy to make a more modern set of eggs with a more Dr Suess feel, or Funky or maybe use sea shells instead of flowers and have it commemorate a family trip to the ocean and make a driftwood pile to glue them to.

So grab a beverage and contemplate how you would modify these little gems to represent your life and family…

The supply list is at the bottom of the post.

 

A small shot glass makes it easy to imagine the exact positioning you want the opening to be to be. A compass can be used also. Draw around the glass with a marker.

A small shot glass makes it easy to imagine the exact positioning you want the opening to be to be. A compass can be used also.
Draw around the glass with a marker.

 

Carefully cut out the opening of the egg

Carefully cut out the opening of the egg

 

To hang the eggs I have used a 6mm Jump Ring and an Eyepin. There are multiple other ways you could use to hang the eggs, but this method looks very nice

To hang the eggs I have used a 6mm Jump Ring and an Eye pin.
There are multiple other ways you could use to hang the eggs, but this method looks very nice

 

Cut the eye pin to about an inch. Use a sharp tool to put a hole in the top of the egg

Cut the eye pin to about an inch.
Use a sharp tool to put a hole in the top of the egg

 

Push the eye pin through the plastic eggs

Push the eye pin through the plastic eggs

 

After pushing the eye pin through the egg use a small needle nose pliers to bend a knot so it will not pull out

After pushing the eye pin through the egg use a small needle nose pliers to bend a knot so it will not pull out

 

Carefully cut around your photograph

Carefully cut around your photograph

 

you are going to need to take a CLEAN steal wool and rough up the inside of the egg so that the hot glue will stick

You are going to need to take a CLEAN steal wool and rough up the inside of the egg so that the hot glue will stick

 

The small flowers in the egg are multi-purpose. First, They should look nice and be appropriate colors to go with your pictures. Additionally the flowers are used to help position the photos.

The small flowers in the egg are multi-purpose.
First, They should look nice and be appropriate colors to go with your pictures.
Additionally the flowers are used to help position the photos.

 

After making sure the photograph fits in the egg to your satisfaction run some hot glue around the bottom and place in the egg. Using your pokey tool (I know that is a technical description) position the photo where it is standing up straight and hold till the glue gets cold.

After making sure the photograph fits in the egg to your satisfaction run some hot glue around the bottom and place in the egg.
Using your pokey tool (I know that is a technical description) position the photo where it is standing up straight and hold till the glue gets cold.

 

Additional instructions for Panarama Egg

Once the photo is in place you may decide you need additional flowers behind the pictures, now is the time to make sure you are happy.
After you decide what a nice small item to put in front of the photo is (Does not necessarily have to be a flower) put a bit of hot glue in front of the picture

 

Place another flower in front of the photo

Press a small flower or flowers into the hot glue in front of the picture. this serves to cover the bottom edge of the photo as well as adding another element.

 

Using a hot glue gun start putting the trim around the outside of the opening. It usually (but not always) looks better to have the trim extend beyond the egg just a little bit. Slowly go around the egg placing the trim. Do not use any more hot glue than you absolutely have to.

Using a hot glue gun start putting the trim around the outside of the opening.
It usually (but not always) looks better to have the trim extend beyond the egg just a little bit.
Slowly go around the egg placing the trim. Do not use any more hot glue than you absolutely have to.

 

As you are coming around the egg with the trim consider stretching the trim or giving it some ease so that the trim meets in a pleasing way. If you started at exactly the center and end at exactly the center and the trim does not frey it should not matter. If it does not work out quite right you can either consider where you are going to display/hang it. Does it really matter? Or for those picky among us . . .consider a flower or other embellishment.

As you are coming around the egg with the trim consider stretching the trim or giving it some ease so that the trim meets in a pleasing way.
If you started at exactly the center and end at exactly the center and the trim does not frey it should not matter.
If it does not work out quite right you can either consider where you are going to display/hang it. Does it really matter? Or for those picky among us . . .consider a flower or other embellishment.

 

It looks real nice, but is not necessary to put a complimentary bit of lace around the egg also. Make sure the trim around the back tucks under the trim in the front.

It looks real nice, but is not necessary to put a complimentary bit of lace around the egg also.
Make sure the trim around the back tucks under the trim in the front.

 

Finished panorama Egg

Finished Egg featuring the wedding photo of Jackie Whedbee and Larry Mattingly

 

Finished Panorama Egg Tree

Finished Panorama Egg Tree featuring photographs of the family and Ancestors of Jackie Whhedbee-Mattingly

 

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Genealogy-gencraft-Panorama-Egg-Tree-Mary-Applegate

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Genealogy-gencraft-Panorama-Egg-Tree-John-Stella

 

Your supplies will include:

  • Eggs, here I used the soft plastic eggs that are just soft enough to cut with an craft knife.
  • A Pen, for drawing the opening of the egg.
  • Shot glass or compass to make circle for opening on egg.
  • Craft knife for cutting hole in front of egg.
  • Pokey thing . . ok . . It is actually called a “weeder” by Circut (see why I call it the pokey tool) or a multi purpose pick.
  • Eye Pin and Jump Ring to hang the egg from. Ribbon or other hanger may be used.
  • A pair of manicure or embroidery scissors suitable of cutting tiny details of photograph.
  • Small need nose craft pliers.
  • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks.
  • Selection of tiny silk flowers or other small flowers, items of bling, The smaller the better.
  • Trim. It is possible to buy selections of small color coordinated trim at craft stores. you will need less than 6″ per egg.
  • An Ornament Hanger to display the finished egg.

 

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