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 when I was visiting my friend Laura Kelly, who is an ambassador for their stores.
(And after my first visit to World Market, I can see why Laura loves them so much: they have an amazing selection of products both large and small. They’re opening a store just North of me, and I can’t wait!)
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!
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