Last week I shared my tutorial for making Speckled Bird Eggs, and this week I’ve got another easy egg tutorial for you:
Monogrammed Easter Eggs!
I chose to spell out the word Easter. You can easily make the first initials for each member of your family, or spell out names, or spell out other words like spring or joy.
Small paper maché or wooden eggs
Glitter glue (any color is fine)
Ivory craft paint
Perfect Pearls Mist – Heirloom Gold
Box with tall sides (to contain overspray, explained in tutorial below)
Dear Lizzy Thickers (foam-raised glittered letters)
Step One: Cover your eggs with glitter glue. Any glitter glue will do, as you’ll be covering this layer up.
I just happened to have these pastel wooden eggs sitting around that I wasn’t thrilled with. They’re nice, but just not my style.
Be somewhat messy about the glitter glue, go ahead and just glob it on like you see in these pictures. You’re creating something for the upcoming layers of paint to stick to, and you’re also creating a textured surface which will give a vintage feel to these eggs. Let dry, or speed up drying with a heat tool.
Step Two: Paint your eggs with two coats of ivory craft paint. You can speed up drying each coat by using a heat tool, which makes this step go super fast.
The eggs will have a nice texture, like this . . .
Step Three: Spray the eggs with Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold.
To avoid getting the spray everywhere, I always place my objects inside of a box and then spray directly into the box. (Otherwise you could have a gold sheen land on just about everything on your worktable.)
I wiped the spray off with a paper towel, leaving it just in the the nooks and crannies of each egg. Once dry, you will have textured eggs that look like plaster or rough clay.
Here’s an extreme closeup of the surface, below. The Perfect Pearls Mist provides both a soft gold sheen as well as some darker shading in those nooks and crannies.
Looks old and vintage, and that always makes me happy!
Step Four: Use adhesive-backed letters for your monogrammed eggs. Peel off a letter, position it on your egg, and gently press down to adhere.
I used a product from Dear Lizzy called thickers which I totally thought was a typo the first time I saw it in print!
The name obviously comes from the thick foam backing which provides a nice raised surface for the letters to sit on.
These letters are glittered but you won’t get glitter all over your hands as can happen with some glittered products. I love these letters.