Pastel & Gold Easter Eggs Tutorial
Ever since reading about the goose that laid the golden egg I’ve been obsessed with the idea of metallic Easter eggs. I’ve made plenty of fabulously gold designs for Easter the past few years but I was pretty dang excited when I saw something at Walmart that was going to make things even easier for me this year…
It just so happens they had already painted eggs ready to go in the crafty Easter section and I snapped a package up (and plan to snap up a TON more when they go on clearance for next year – woot!)
I’ve got so many ideas on how to use these beauties but first up is adding a bit of gold for a beautiful pop.
I mean, look at those? Aren’t they simply gorgeous!?! Let’s get started!
For this project you will need:
- Pastel eggs (get them at Walmart)
- Masking tape + scissors
- Gold spray paint
- Hot glue gun & wooden skewers
Cut thin strips out of your regular masking tape and press down onto the egg one piece at a time to make your geometric pattern. Be sure to push each piece of tape down cleanly before moving on. You want no gaps between the tape and the egg.
Place a daub of hot glue onto the masking tape and attach a wooden skewer. I cut mine in half.
Boom! Look at how much easier these suckers are going to be to spray paint now!
Lightly spray paint 2-3 coats on the eggs and allow to dry between each coat. I used the skewer and jammed my eggs into the ground in between coats to dry.
Now the egg on the left I pushed the tape down pretty well and did 3 light coats. The egg on the right I didn’t really put that much care into the tape and then I did one super heavy coat instead of 3 light ones.
The egg on the right turned out to be a DISASTER! See how the paint is bubbled beneath? What a waste!
Now you can also see the adhesive left behind from the tape but that’s no big deal. Once your eggs are very dry you can rub this adhesive away if you use a good quality tape (I used Frog Tape).
Redone, my new blue egg joined the ranks of my other lovely pastel eggs.
It’s amazing how much the gold pops against the matte pastel colors.
And in all, this project took about 30 minutes with dry time. How’s that for fast and fabulous?
With a can of spray paint and some pastel eggs, you can take things you already have at home to make the fanciest, prettiest Easter eggs around!