Thursday, April 5, 2012

{DIY} Metallic Easter Eggs

I find it hard to decorate for Easter. When we were growing up, we never went all out with the decorations. We usually had a small tree, much like the one that Heidi posted about here, but it wasn't the same as Christmas. Now that I have kids of my own, I want to show them that Easter is just as important as Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn't give myself a lot of time for decorating so I ended up pulling a lot of things together from things around the house. But thats ok, right? One of the projects that I completed was making some metallic Easter eggs.

I actually spray painted using Krylon metallic paint and regular plastic easter eggs. I love how they turned out! I didn't spray them completely because I wanted more of a "marble" look with a bit of the colours coming out. To make your own, grab some plastic easter eggs, some spray paint, and a nice open area that you can spray. It's important that there's no wind because the eggs tend to roll and you'll end up with quite a few eggs that have drips. When you are spraying, keep the can about 2 feet away from the eggs and only use small bursts of paint. If you use too much, you'll end up with uneven paint. Unless of course, that's what you're going for. Let the eggs dry over night and then decorate with them to your hearts content! I wouldn't use them in an egg hunt or let my kiddos touch them because they are painted. You never know if they'll end up in their mouths or not!

Both Rust-Oleum and Krylon are great brands to use!
Here is what my spring "mantle" looks like:

I got the topiary balls at the dollar store for $2 each!

How is your Easter decorating coming? Are you all ready to go for the weekend? 



  1. Love your eggs and your springy decorations! I've been slack this year when it comes to spring and easter decorating so I love looking at what other fabulous ladies are doing :). I'm your newest follower!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I just checked out your blog :)

  2. That's a really great idea - need to tuck it away for next year's decor!


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