Pretty Painted Glitter Easter Eggs ~ It is amazing how paint and glitter can turn dollar store plastic eggs into such pretty decorated eggs for Easter!
I can’t believe it is April already and Easter is just around the corner. I have been having fun creating some Easter crafts for the tablescape I am working on for our Easter dinner. I plan to serve a ham, mashed potatoes, asparagus, peas and carrots and strawberry shortcake for dessert with real whipping cream. I have to admit that I enjoy planning and preparing the tablescape just as much as the menu when it comes to celebration dinners.
I also love checking out the dollar store for what I call basic items that can be turned into hidden treasures like these pretty painted glitter Easter eggs. I am so pleased with how they turned out. They were not too expensive to create! It did take little bit of time to make because each stage needed drying time. So I set up a little workstation in my craft room and worked on this craft over a couple of days.
I quite enjoy working with glitter but I am concerned about making sure it is applied in a way that the glitter won’t sprinkle all over the place. I have to thank my daughter Brittany for this great idea that she came up with to avoid this happening. We worked together on A Fun Halloween Vignette and she applied the glitter on different Halloween shapes by first painting the shape and while the paint was still wet sprinkling the glitter over top of the paint. After the paint was dry she spayed floral glitter glue over the shapes to help make sure the glitter adhered to the paper. It is amazing how well it worked! I got the floral glitter spray glue from my friend who is a horticulturist several years ago. Unfortunately I was not able to find it so I had to look for an alternative. I found one and it is amazing how well it works.
In the photographs you will see that I used a plastic egg carton that I cut in half to stand up the painted and glittered eggs while they were drying. If you are able to buy your eggs in plastic egg cartons I highly recommend you hang on to them for craft projects like this.
You will also notice that I recommend specific products that I used for this project. These are not sponsored. I just like the results when I work with them.
So here are the detailed instructions for how to make…
Pretty Painted Glitter Easter Eggs
- large sized plastic eggs
- Kilz Primer Spray Paint (not sponsored)
- craft glue
- plastic empty egg cartons
- acrylic paint
- small spoon
- small bowl (I used an empty K-cup)
- sheet of computer paper
- Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze (not sponsored)
- 8 inches (20 cm) lace or ribbon per egg
- glue gun
Paint the plastic eggs with one coat of a white primer spray paint. Let dry thoroughly.
Glue the two halves of each egg together along the middle section with craft glue. Let dry thoroughly.
Apply one coat of acrylic paint. Let dry thoroughly.
Apply another coat of acrylic paint on the bottom half of each egg.
Pour glitter into a small container. Apply another coat of acrylic paint on the top half of an egg. Use a small spoon to scoop glitter out of the small container filled with glitter and sprinkle liberally over the top half of the egg while the acrylic paint is wet. Allow the excess glitter to fall onto a blank sheet of computer paper.
When the top half of the egg is covered with glitter pour the extra on the white piece of computer paper by loosely folding it in half and pouring the glitter back into the small plastic container.
Allow acrylic paint and glitter to dry thoroughly.
This is what my little work station looked like when I worked on the floor applying the glitter to the top half of each egg…
Coat each top half of the egg that is glittered with one coat of the Krylon Triple-Think Crystal Clear Glaze. Let dry thoroughly. Apply a second coat and let dry.
This is how the eggs look after being sprayed with the glaze…
Glue lace or ribbon around the middle of each egg where the seam is evident with a glue gun.
I used a turquoise/teal acrylic paint and glitter colour for this pretty painted glitter Easter egg craft. But any colour and combination of colours of paint, glitter lace or ribbon can be used. The possibilities and creative ideas are endless!
So that is it. That is how to make pretty painted glitter Easter eggs. As you can see it is very easy and not too expensive at all to create!
For my Easter tablescape I placed the painted glitter Easter eggs in cocktail glasses filled with Epsom salts and set each one at each place setting. Then I plan to place a table-setting name for each dinner guest in front of each one. I think it will look fabulous! I bought the glasses at the dollar store and the Epsom salts at the pharmacy! Super inexpensive for such a pretty idea!
I love coming up with ideas for painting Easter eggs but I have to admit I stay away from decorating real eggs for a couple of reasons. The first one is that I have been allergic to eggs ever since I was young. There was a time where I could not eat anything that had any kind of egg content in it. I have since outgrown some of the allergy to a point where I can eat a recipe made with one or two eggs but I stay away from anything that is made with mostly eggs like poached eggs or quiche. Needless to say going out for breakfast for me is a bit of non-event! So I tend to stay away from eggs, even raw ones in general. The other reason why I prefer decorating eggs made from plastic or paper mache is they last forever. They can be enjoyed year after year compared to fresh eggs that will eventually become smelly and need to be thrown out. But I may share an Easter decorating idea with real eggs on the blog. We shall see.
Here is a title image for easy pinning, sharing and future reference… thank you so much!
Here are two other Easter egg decorating ideas I have shared on the blog that you might enjoy too…
A lot of ideas I share on this blog are original and many are also inspired by other amazing and talented individuals. The idea for using lace or ribbon on a decorated Easter egg came from Christine the talented and creative blogger behind The DIY Dreamer. How she used ribbon on her brown decorated Easter eggs is totally different but totally gorgeous. I invite you to visit Decorative Eggs With Paint And Ribbon for some more inspiration!
Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share this craft for making pretty painted glitter Easter eggs. I hope you enjoy making your version too!
Your visit is so appreciated!