Are you counting down the days til the Easter bunny comes? I haven’t had any chocolate yet, although I have eaten my weight in hot cross buns.

Can you believe I have never decorated an Easter egg?! A sad state of affairs that I had to rectify yesterday.

Decorated Easter eggs

Decorated Easter eggs

I started with this set of beautiful hand-painted egg shaped ornaments that I bought on our recent trip to Prague.

Never mind that they are actually Christmas decorations. I simply removed the hanging cord (don’t worry, it just slips in and out).

Decorated Easter eggs

Inspired by their gorgeous peacock-esque colours and pattern, I set about making some coordinating eggs to fill out the collection.

I picked up some papier-mache eggs from Spotlight (I was actually hoping to get some timber ones – these aren’t as smooth but they still do the job).

Decorated Easter eggs

I started by painting two of each in a base colour of blue, gold or white to give me a total of six eggs. I then decorated the gold ones with fine dots of blue paint. For the rest, I a used gold leaf pen, which is great because it’s easier to handle than a paintbrush and gives an amazing shimmering gold effect (way better than metallic paint).

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get it very neat so I embraced the handmade look rather than aiming for perfection.

Decorated Easter eggs

Once dry, I finished with a layer of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.

Decorated Easter eggs

I’m quite happy with my first effort – what do you think?

Do you have a tradition of decorating eggs in your family?


7 Responses

  • Katy

    A great effort Alicia, looks beautiful.

  • Absolutely beautiful Alicia. You’ve inspired me!

  • Thanks ladies! Hope you have a fab Easter.

  • Hi Alicia,

    they are so beautiful, especially the dotted eggs and the ornamental ones!
    I really love thin lines and smart painted eggs, so I couldn´t get enough of them.

    In this year I took a lot of time to paint some easter eggs and did few cement eggcups for them. Looks great and they are easy to find in snow :-)

    Many greetings


    • Your eggs look fantastic, Katja!

  • Just awesome! :)

    • Thanks Naomi! Hope you’re having a lovely Easter.

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