easter #diy : PINK, GOLD & GLITTER EGGS



by our amazing craft & DIY contributor, Jayde Leeder !

what you need:
. eggs
. food colouring
. gold size
. gold foil
. glitter
. kraft glue
. acrylic paint
. paint brush
. a couple of old bowls

what to do:
Step 1: Boil eggs with vinegar to prevent cracking. If you want to keep the eggs for ever you will need to pin prick a raw egg on both ends and blow the yolk out of it, then let it dry outside.

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Step 2: Pop a little food colouring in a bowl with enough water to cover the eggs you want stained. I used a pinky red colour and immersed the eggs overnight, then took them out and let them dry on some paper. The overall colour comes out all patchy and almost watercoloured.

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Step 3: In a bowl add some glitter and with the wet painted egg use the paint as a ‘glue’ and roll the egg very gently in the glitter and sprinkle more on the spots that are not covered. Gently set aside in a bowl or on newspaper. Make sure the egg is completely covered or any exposed paint will stick to the newspaper or bowl and rip off when you move it later.

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Step 5: Grab the glue and pop spots or any pattern you like over the food coloured egg or a plain egg or a white egg. There are no rules. Your imagination can go wild.

Step 6: Sprinkle glitter gently over the egg and let the glitter stick to the parts where you applied the glue. I wanted messy sort of glitter dots. If you want to be a bit more neat with things use a finer grain of glitter. It will stick easier to the glue and the excess will just glide off. Thicker glitter tends to stick around and is a lot more messy. But I like my eggs messy ; )

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Step 7: Grab the gold size and apply to your food coloured eggs. You can either cover the entire egg to have a solid gold coloured egg, or like me you can use your hand to just apply in spots, you will need a small little bowl with a little gold size in it so that the egg can sit for a few minutes before applying the gold foil.

Step 8: With clean dry hands, apply the gold foil to the egg. Gold foil is super delicate. {This is why I choose to cover the eggs really roughly.} Coat the egg in the foil with your finger and let the excess land on a dry clean space for the next egg. I did a big coverage on one egg, and a very speckled coverage on another egg. Both were the food coloured eggs. Let all the eggs dry in a clean dry bowl. I left mine over night. But you would only need a couple hours.



Now you’re ready to display your ‘bellaMUMMA’ eggs for Easter – enjoy!

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