Here’s a quick way to decorate paper maché eggs: use Chalky Finish paint and ready-made floral garland!
Chalky Paint Easter Eggs!
You can find paper maché eggs online and at the craft store. They’ll usually have some bumps and notches on the surface, which I love as it adds a bit of a homespun, vintage look to them.
I painted the eggs with two coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in a pale yellow color called Delicate. Because this paint dries super fast – especially on paper maché – this step went quickly.
I like to dry the eggs on wax paper, as they won’t stick to it. Plus it’s easy to just roll the eggs around on the wax paper to paint them too!
In my last DIY, I used this gorgeous, ready-made burlap and jute floral garland from Darice Crafts to decorate a mason jar. (Click here to see the mason jar!)
I thought the flowers would look so pretty on each egg, so I cut them off the garland spool and used Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue to attach them to the eggs.
After the flowers were secure, I wrapped the jute ends around each egg and tied a knot in the back.
I love how they turned out!
The Easter plates are adorable, aren’t they?
I found them at World Market.
Here’s a sign from World Market explaining their Easter designs much better than I can:
I love how the eggs look with these plates!
For more egg decorating ideas, just click on the links below!
Papier-mache eggs?? Who knew?!? They look so much easier to paint than styrofoam ones, plus half the time, loose, unwrapped papier-mache products in a craft store look as if little (and not-so-little) bites have been taken out of them!
I’m enamored with the yellow shade of chalky finish paint that you chose–it’s so soft and delicate–and the burlap flowers are the perfect embellishment for the eggs. Oh, and as a huge fan of vintage holiday (and many everyday) items, I am In Love with your plates!!! What a sweet find!
Thank you, Laura, for another wonderful tutorial! xoxo
You’re welcome Pat! Aren’t those plates great? I only wish that Easter was a bit later this year so I could have enjoyed them longer! 🙂 Ah well…there’s next year! Yes, that yellow chalk paint is such a pretty soft shade, and painting on paper mache is much easier than styrofoam, which I’ve also done. LOL