Hi again everyone, how are you? It's Karah back from the space between to share a fun and easy Easter craft using mostly materials from the dollar store.
I don't know about you, but overt holiday decorating for me usually happens on a whim. I rarely set out on a mission to craft with Easter eggs or four leaf clovers or whatever it may be. You may have gathered that from my more subtle approach to seasonal decorating with our previous posts that include a winter wreath, decorating with red to honor Valentine's Day and adding big pops of color in small doses to prepare for spring. But while perusing the dollar store the other day
looking for candy waiting for my prescription to be filled at the grocery store next door I got lost in all of their pastels and eggs and over all springy Easter goodness. A few dollars later and an afternoon of crafting I had come up with these.
First, can we just all agree that any craft that only costs a few dollars and involves glitter is a “fun” craft?!?! I originally thought I would love the paint dipped effect and then I found myself swooning over the glitter. Like a puppy with a new toy. It was inappropriate.
Here's the how-to if you want to try a few of your own.
- stryofoam eggs
- planting foam, any shape
- craft paint brush
- white glue
The eggs, toothpicks, planting foam, white glue and glitter all came from the dollar store and the paint was just leftover sample pots or anything close to pastel that I had on hand.
Stick one end of each egg with a toothpick and stick it into the planting foam, this gives each egg the perfect place to dry while you're working. Some I stuck in from the top of the egg and some from the bottom just for variety.
Paint each egg the color of your choice and let dry. This is where the patience come in, I was ready to get my hands in some glitter already.
Embellish as desired. I gave a few a paint dipped look just by painting part of the egg, technically you literally could “dip” part of each egg in a can of paint, I just thought it would coat it so thoroughly it would take forever to dry. It worked well to spin the toothpick between my fingers and hold the paint brush still, this created a smooth “dipped” like line on each egg.
For a “glitter dipped” look, use your craft brush to apply white glue on your egg where you want your glitter and then pour glitter over, coating the glue thoroughly. Let dry.
I love the combination of the paint and the glitter. It's part chic and part glam but not totally over the top. I don't think.
To display I just gathered up a few candle holders and set the eggs right in them to group them around on my mantel and on a side table. Then some raffia just placed in a spare martini glass created a nice “nest” for the eggs.
Even though the eggs are quite overtly Easter, I think they add just the right amount of subtle “ode to spring holidays” in and around the house.
What do you think?
For more Easter egg craft inspiration check out my friend Jessica's jute wrapped eggs over at Pretty Handy Girl, they are so cute!
And if you want to see the latest in our DIY home renovation misadventures you can see how I got over not knowing how to use our new paint sprayer.
Or you can read about the day I feel off the ladder in my attempts to take our front porch from drab to fab, after staining our entry threshold and working on some sky blue beadboard on the underside of the porch ceiling we're beginning to look a little like this.
The most recent updates can be found here.
Yes, it has been an adventurous spring, but we're working towards some seriously updated curb appeal so it is all worth it … or at least that's what I keep telling myself. 🙂
Looking for more quick and easy Easter decor?