Remember when I told you there will lots of new fun things on the blog? Well, a lot more DIY is one of those things. Simple, chic, do-it-yourself type of projects that you can do no matter your artistic level, like these glitter Easter eggs.
Glitter Easter eggs
My son is way past the egg decorating stage in life. He’s 17 and way too cool to sit with mom to sprinkle glitter – on anything. He would have been down to color eggs, but I’ve been in a non-negotiable sparkly mood, so I put on some music and had myself a glitter party.
Here’s a great DIY to do with your family, friends or alone (with some soft relaxing music and a glass of wine). Keep in mind though, glitter is messy. So make sure you give yourself plenty of space.
Here’s what you need:
- As many eggs as you’d like to decorate. I used 8.
- Gold glitter (I used sparkling crystals, which is very textured. But there are tons of grades to choose from)
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic brushes (I used a #4 round and #6 flat edge)
- Paper bowls
- Paper napkins
Here’s what to do:
- Blow out your eggs (I will share a how-to video below)
- To glitter-fy the whole egg, brush your glue onto your egg
- Sprinkle glitter over egg (make sure you have a paper bowl underneath)
- Wait about an hour for the egg to dry, then brush a think layer of Mod Podge over the glitter to seal it.
If you want to add polka-dots, simply use a smaller round brush and draw filled-in circles around your egg. Sprinkle glitter.
If you want to add stripes, you can use thin masking tape for crisp edges.
You can also get fancy and add a few strips of decorative Washi Tape around the center of your egg.
Take your time and enjoy the process. It does not have to be perfect.
Since your eggs are going to be gorgeous, make sure you blow them out first so you can keep them for next year. Here’s an easy (and funny) how-to on ModernMom.