DIY Gold Chipped Easter Eggs

DIY Gold Chipped Easter Eggs

March 31, 2015

Can anyone believe it is Easter already?! While it is somewhat scary that times is actually FLYING by, we are secretly super excited that it is almost April so we could craft these gorgeous eggs. We were deciding between many different options for egg designs but it of course had to have some kind of gold foiling on it! This project requires more prep than anything, but once your colors are ready the rest is pretty simple and really fun. Follow along for a step by step tutorial below.

What you need:

  • A foam block
  • Toothpicks
  • Sponges
  • Paint brushes (that you aren't afraid to ruin)
  • Food coloring
  • Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Gold foil 
  • Tacky glue 
  • Mason jars 

 Using your block and toothpicks, stab them approximately 1" apart to create a square.  It takes 4 toothpicks to hold up 1 egg so depending on how many you are coloring, create that many squares. Boil some water in a pot and using 1 mason jar for each color, pour in 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a few drops of color. Add 1 cup of boiling water to each mason jar to help dissolve the dye. 

Once you have done this, you are ready to begin coloring your eggs, which should be hard boiled. 

Using a spoon or ladle, dip your eggs into the mason jar. If you want the color to be extra saturated, leave it in for a few minutes. It is sometimes helpful to rotate the egg while it is sitting in the jar so the color goes on evenly. Once you are satisfied with the color, place your eggs on the handmade drying rack. 

Allow your eggs a good 15-20 minutes of drying before moving on. Once the eggs are fully dry, dab the bottom of your egg to make sure no excess water has dripped to the bottom. 

Using a paintbrush and tacky glue, begin painting the egg in random shapes and stokes.

Tear a small sheet of the gold leaf and apply directly over the glued area. Dab it gently with your finger or sponge so it attaches fully. 

Using your sponge, begin to scratch off parts of the gold to reveal the color of the egg. This part is all about letting the magic of messiness happen so don't try too hard to make it "perfect." It's pretty hard to make this look bad so have fun with it! 


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