I am wishing so desperately for Spring! My West Coast neighborhood is covered in a blanket of very unseasonable snow so I’ve started bringing some of the season indoors. Typically, Spring and Easter decor is a festival of pastel colors. Soft pinks and blues are usually paired with painted twigs and nests of speckled eggs. However, when I considered the tray of glass egg ornaments sitting in front of me, I decided to try something a bit different this season. For my DIY egg decor I am going to use colors that work with the room, rather than the stereotypical colors of the season.
Marbled Glass DIY Egg Supplies:
- Darice Glass Egg Ornaments
- Folk Art Acrylic Craft Paint (in your favorite colors)
- White Acrylic Paint
These glass eggs are just begging for some flair. Their tops pop right off, which makes the marbling process a snap.
Inside the egg, I added two good squeezes of colored paint and then an equal part of white acrylic paint.
Using a napkin to seal off the top of the egg, I shook it until the entire egg was coated in a marble of white and blue paint.
If the top of the egg was blocked with a barrier of paint, I “popped” it with a pencil before I laid it to rest on the tray. I left this tray of marbled eggs overnight so that the paint inside of the eggs would be properly dried before I popped the lids back on.
I know it’s not typical of Easter decor, but for some reason, I loved them. I paired them with some gold leafed eggs – using this composite gold leaf – to add a bit of glam to the display.
The moss is taken from my back yard. At this time of year, when the ground is damp and the light is low, we have an abundance of moss in our backyard. I’m so excited by how these eggs look all snug in their nest that I’m going to harvest some more for other Spring vignettes.
And if you’re feeling like you can’t do black, white and gold for Easter, try any color of craft paint in your stash! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make these simple and classic looking decorations.
For more DIY egg decorating ideas, check out these classy gold leaf Easter eggs.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!