We love to get our hands a bit dirty and get creative when the chance pops up. What better chance to unleash our inner craftiness than by putting an innovative spin on the generic Easter egg? Simply dying Easter eggs just isn't enough; we took Easter egg decorating to the next level with gilded perfection, painted expression, and a new take on the chalkboard craze. Read on for more!
We got together with a couple dozen eggs, some amazing Raspberry Mojitos, probably too much crafting supplies, and a ton of inspiration for this DIY.
Itty bitty details, like color seeping through cracked eggshells and bits of gold leaf stuck to color-stained fingertips, kept us inspired throughout our egg-citing crafting get together.
Mod Podge // A Few Brushes // Gold Leaf // Eggs
1. Brush a little Mod Podge into your egg // 2. Take a bit of gold leaf with your brush and and gently press it on your egg in random areas // 3. Brush another light layer of Mod Podge over the area for extra staying power; So easy!
1. Cover your egg with Chalkboard Spray Paint for an opaque, black background that will hold the texture well, let dry for about 5-10 minutes // 2. Pick 2-3 chalk colors in a monochromatic palette, (we obviously love grey), and rub over your eggs vertically // 3. Mix and match the colors to create a textured, modern egg that stretches beyond the standard chalkboard!
Acrylic Craft Paint // Puffy Paint (Metallic & Glitter) // Sharpies // Embellishments
1. Paint your egg in color of your choice // 2. Mod podge of stick embellishments of your choice on your egg, Choosing either cool or warm color palette for all elements of this DIY helps keep it modern // 3. Puffy paint, glitter, sketch, and paint your way to an awesome mixed media Easter egg!
We experimented a ton with watercolor, decoupage, gilding, and painting; here's some of our faves! The possibilities are truly endless. Happy DIY-ing & Happy Easter from all of us at Rolling Greens!