Growing up, I always loved the fun Easter tree my mom would decorate each year with brightly colored eggs and other items. And now I am happy to continue that tradition with my own children. This year, our Easter tree will be brimming with pretty sparkle with hand-painted ornaments in a variety of bright Easter colors. These painted eggs are easily made with just a few simple supplies, and today I’m going to fill you in on how they come together. Let’s get started!
- Darice Craftwood Unfinished Wood Eggs, 2.5″ and 1.5″.
- Darice Screw Eyes.
- Darice Extra-Fine Glitter.
- Craft Paint.
- Foam Brush.
- Mod Podge.
- Paint Pen.
- Styrofoam Board.
To begin, screw an eye hook into the top of each egg, as shown. Tip: Be sure not to overturn the screw, as it might break off into the egg. (I learned that the hard way!)
Using the foam brush, paint the entire surface of each egg with the craft paint, applying 2-3 coats as needed for even coverage. Allow paint to dry completely.
TIP: Insert the screw eye down into the Styrofoam piece to anchor the pieces upright as they dry and keep the glittered portion from becoming smudged.
When the Mod Podge is dry, use the paint pen to draw and doodle various designs over the top portion of each of the painted eggs, as shown.
These eggs would also be lovely made without the screw eye, and used simply as a vase filler. There are so many fun possibilities!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.