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