Elegant Easter Eggs







With my children being older, the traditional dying of hard boiled eggs has passed. However, I still love having a few decorated eggs for Easter.    This year I wanted to come up with a unique way to decorate my eggs to compliment my Easter decor that was quick and easy, but also had a more elegant look.








I started with a few basic supplies, plastic eggs, Liquitex Modeling Paste, assorted craft paints, bamboo skewers, a piece of floral foam and a butter knife.

I inserted a bamboo skewer into the bottom of each plastic egg.  The eggs already had a few small holes in the bottom, so it was easy to insert the skewer with a gentle pressure.

I frosted each egg with a thick layer of the modeling paste using a butter knife and inserted the skewers into a piece of floral foam.





I dipped the sharp point of a bamboo skewer into the craft paint, and then swirled the color onto the wet egg - like I were putting a swirl design on a frosted cake.





Some of the eggs I left white, so I just swirled the molding paste using the tip of a bamboo skewer.





You want to put the pattern/color on the eggs within a half hour or the paste starts to harden.




Frosting the eggs and applying the color/pattern doesn't take long.  I had finished all of my eggs in about a half hour.    Leave them to dry and harden overnight.

The skewers were not difficult to remove, I just twisted and pulled them out.  You could use a little molding paste to cover the holes left by the skewer - and allow to dry.




The eggs can be lightly sanded if you want.   I had a few high peaks that I sanded down with fine grit sandpaper.




I love the texture on the eggs.




The white eggs look beautiful against the green raffia in my little silver bowl.










Colored or all white, they make an elegant display for Easter.




The Liquitex Modeling Paste was purchased at Hobby Lobby in the artist/paint section.  The 8 oz. jar I purchased easily covered 14 eggs with some to spare.   This paste will dry to a very hard surface, is water proof and non-yellowing.   The jar cost me around $15.

If you can ice a cake, you can do this project!

If you liked this project, we'd appreciate it if you would pin it to share!






Thanks for the visit!




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  1. love these elegant eggs!! how cool are these with the swirls and the bits of color or even all white! I need these for sure in my life! thanks for the tute! If you get a chance, stop by our Easter hop party! http://2crochethooks.com/hoppy-easter-blog-hop-with-the-bff-gang/

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    1. Thanks Millie! I will be by to link up!

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  2. Laurie, these are so awesome! They look beautiful. What a creative way to use those plastic eggs!

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    1. Thanks Beverly! I really like how they turned out and they are so easy to do!

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  3. I cannot believe how elegant these look! I would NEVER KNOW they were plastic eggs. My older daughter is coming home for Easter and I was thinking about dying eggs, but it would be fun to do something a bit more challenging and with a lasting result. Wonderful:)

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    1. Thanks Seana! You'd be surprised at how easy this project is! The best part will be being able to spend some time with your daughter over the Holiday :)

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  4. This is SO neat! You would never guess you could make plastic eggs look so elegant, but they really look like something you'd spend a ton of money on from a upscale store! They turned out fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Celeste! Appreciate your comment and stopping by for a visit today :)

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  5. Laurie, you are amazing. I thought you must have used some sort of stencil, but no, just your creative talent to make such pretty eggs. A lovely addition to your Easter decorations.

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    1. Thanks so much Kathleen!

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    2. What Kathleen said! :) I was thinking, "Wow, Laurie did these completely freehand??" These are absolutely gorgeous! I was looking at Easter decorations in the store today and thinking that as much as I love to decorate for this season, I would like to "adult" the look a bit. I think this is a great idea!

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    3. Thanks Wendy. Exactly where I was going with the eggs this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. These eggs are gorgeous. I'm crocheting eggs this year! I'm tired of the mess.

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    1. lol, I hear ya! Wish I had any kind of talent with a hook! Thanks for stopping by Sherry!

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  7. These eggs looks awesome, #way wow link.

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    1. Thanks so much! Appreciate you taking the time to pop over and leave such a nice comment :)

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  8. Laurie,
    OMG!!! This is a fantastic idea!! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie for stopping by and for your sweet comment :)

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  9. They came out really pretty; the white ones are my favorite. It's so much fun coming up with different surface technique ideas for decorating eggs.

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  10. What a cute idea!! I always hate how the plastic eggs seem to get destroyed what a great way to upcycle those.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Appreciate you stopping by!

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  11. Hi Laurie, I love your pretty egg decorations you made! These are perfect for Easter. Thanks for all of your lovely visits. Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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  12. Laurie these are such beautiful eggs. If I didn't know they were from plaster I would be tempted to eat them. Really elegant like they belong in the french court of Marie Antoinette.

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    1. Thank you Mary. They do look a little like cake icing don't they? Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Wow. This is a beautiful upgrade from a plain, plastic egg. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! They were fun to make.

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  14. These eggs are so original and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have a chance to give it a try sometime :)

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  15. Laurie, these are awesome! My kids are getting older and I know they'd love a craft like this. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Hope your kids have a chance to try it out.

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  16. These are so cool! I had no idea that moulding stuff existed! The results are just lovely! Thanks for sharing at You're Gonna Love it! Pinning!

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    1. Thank you! Appreciate the pin too :)

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  17. I like out of the ordinary stuff and this is soooooo nice! May I share it in a round-up Easter post?

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    1. Thank you! I'd be delighted to be included in your round-up :)

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  18. They are beautiful my sweet friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop link party. I featured your craftiness today, pinned xo

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    1. Thank you so much dear Katherine! I appreciate the feature and the pin :)

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  19. Laurie, I am so amazed that these were just little plastic eggs. They have turned out so beautiful. I especially like the white ones they are so cool and classy. And personally I just like the cleaness of the white with the swirls. They look so cool inside of that bowl with the grass, I never would have guessed that you made them yourself. So inspiring!

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    1. Thank you Nikki! I love the white ones too!

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  20. I haven't had a big success when trying to ice a cake, but I think I can try some luck with the eggs, it doesn't seem too difficult and they look so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Pili. They are really easy. I think these eggs look better than any cake I have personally iced lol Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful week!

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  21. Those eggs are so fancy! I love the swirl design and the colors. I'm finding more and more that I wish I was more crafty so I could make stuff like this. Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy link party. :)

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    1. Thank you Samantha. I enjoyed being a part of the Family Joy Linky!

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  22. Laurie these are beautiful! When I first saw the picture it made me just want to touch them, with the rich texture. What a fun idea it would be to do with older children out of the "dyeing eggs" age. Of course, I found you at Brag About It. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by and for your lovely comment :)

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  23. Wow, Laurie, these eggs look absolutely beautiful! I love the plain white ones as much as the pastel tones you used! This would be fun to try!

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    1. Thanks so much Katrin! They do make a beautiful display :)

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  24. They look really great! Wonderful Easter decor. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Great to be a party of The Really Crafty Link Party :)

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  25. These are gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Tried this on a whim, wasn't sure if it would work, but the results are pretty fantastic and they were so easy too. Have a great week!

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  26. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy! These are so creative! I love the elegance of them. Great work!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura. I enjoyed being a part of Family Joy Link Up this week!

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  27. Great texture! Love how the turned out! Have a great week :)

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    1. Thank you Brenda! Thanks for stopping over. Hope you have a great week too!

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  28. THese are so cool looking. I love the texture, love how they turned out. Thanks for linking this up at Family Joy Blog Link Up this week.

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  29. Laurie, I love this! Your Elegant Eggs will be my Feature at next week's Merry Monday. Pinned to our party board.

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    1. Wow, that's awesome! Thanks so much Shirley! I appreciate the feature and the pin!

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  30. What a great use of plastic eggs! They are so pretty! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you Sara! I enjoy linking up with Merry Monday :)

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  31. Laurie, your eggs are so beautiful and you'll get to enjoy them for years to come. Thanks for sharing your craft with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I enjoyed being a part of Over The Moon!

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  32. OH my gosh...such a neat idea!!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jess! Always happy to be a part of your lovely party!

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