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 eggs to compliment my Easter decor that was quick and easy, but also had a more elegant look.  These Elegant Easter Eggs are unique and make a beautiful display.  Take your egg decorating to a whole new level!

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Supplies Used:

  • plastic eggs
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste
  • assorted craft paints
  • bamboo skewers
  • floral foam
  • 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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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I love the texture on the eggs.

 

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

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

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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 waterproof and non-yellowing.   The jar cost me around $15.

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

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Elegant Eggs Final product

 

 

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