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.
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).
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).
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.
Once dry, I finished with a layer of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.
I’m quite happy with my first effort – what do you think?
Do you have a tradition of decorating eggs in your family?