Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs

Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!

One of the goals I’ve set for myself this year is to take on more quick crafts, which is definitely a bit out of my comfort zone, which you may recall is my word phrase of the year. I’m much more comfortable taking my time with a craft project, letting it unfold as I work on it. And there are times I’m not even sure how a project will turn out because I’ll allow myself to turn on a dime if inspiration wants to take a left turn in the middle of a craft. So I was very eager and excited determined (yet a bit nervous) to participate in this week’s Craft Lightning, Springtime Edition. The challenge? Come up with a craft that can be done in 15 minutes. I’m happy to say I’ve come up with an easy project that yes, only takes 15 minutes to do, excluding drying time which we can all agree doesn’t count.

Without further ado, I present for your enjoyment: Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs!

Last week I posted my version of painted bird eggs, along with a link to an awesome faux bird egg tutorial by my friend Viv from The V Spot. Using her tutorial as my guide, I came up with this quick craft.

Start with small paper maché or wooden eggs. I just happened to have these pastel wooden eggs sitting around that I wasn’t thrilled with. And after loving last week’s egg makeover, I decided it was time for these eggs to become more “me” and more “us” as in fitting into our home and style.

1. Cover your eggs with glitter glue. Be somewhat messy about it, glob it on. 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 your heat tool.

Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!

2. Paint your eggs with two coats of a cream-color shade of acrylic craft paint. Speed up drying each coat by using your heat tool, which makes this step go super fast.

3. 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.)

Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
I wiped the spray off with a paper towel, just leaving it in the the nooks and crannies of each egg. Once dry, you will have textured eggs that look like plaster or rough clay.
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!

Here’s an extreme closeup of the surface. The Perfect Pearls Mist provides both a soft gold sheen as well as some darker shading in those nooks and crannies.

Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!

Looks old, looks vintage, and that always makes me happy!

Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
We only have a few minutes left.
4. Peel off a letter, position it on your egg, and gently press down to adhere.
Use adhesive-backed letters for your monogrammed eggs. I used a product from Dear Lizzy called thickers which I totally thought was a typo the first time I saw it in print.
Dear Lizzy "Thickers" - foam-raised stickers in glitter and fun colors!
The name obviously comes from the thick foam backing which provides a nice raised surface for the letters to sit on.
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
These letters are glittered but you won’t get glitter all over your hands as can happen with some glittered products. I heart these letters.
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs DIY - make these in 15 minutes!
Done!
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
I chose to spell out Easter, since I was including this as part of my Easter/Spring display.
But you can easily do the first initials of each member of your family, or spell out names, or spell out other words like spring or joy. Lots of possibilities! (You can see how I made the paper medallion here.)
Easy Monogrammed Easter Eggs - takes only 15 minutes minus drying time!
I’m pleased with how these eggs turned out, and super-pleased that I tackled my discomfort of crafting in a specific amount of time. It was a challenge, but more importantly it was a good reminder that crafting need not take up a ton of time. If you have 15 minutes, you can give yourself a well-deserved break from your busy schedule and enjoy making something fun.
You can see several quick crafts for Easter and Springtime – each only taking 15 minutes to do – by checking out the Craft Lightning series!

Enjoy your weekend!
 
~Laura
 
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