Easter egg decorating ideas – how to gold leaf Easter eggs.
Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Are you excited about the weekend? We’re going to reach 90 degrees here..yikes! I see water balloon fights in our near future. The kids recently picked out super soakers at Target and have been anxious to use them. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year is going by already. Easter will be here soon and I’m still having fun coming up with Easter egg decorating ideas with the kids. On the days Madi doesn’t have preschool we’ve been decorating eggs and putting together Easter craft kits for our Easter celebration with family. Every year we head to my mother’s house and have the kids engage in various games and Easter crafts before the big egg hunt. The kids look forward to this every year. I’m always in charge of the games, which I happily enjoy doing.
Like I mentioned in my Gold Leaf Succulent Planter post I’m a tab bit obsessed with gold leaf right now (visit post for a thorough picture tutorial on how to gold leaf). I’ve been using gold leaf sheets on anything I can think of. This gold leaf egg idea is great for eggs you don’t plan on consuming or have been hallowed out. You can also find white wooden eggs to paint and gold leaf at the craft store.
gold leaf adhesive
Step one: dye eggs to desire color or paint eggs with watercolors.
Step two: with a small brush lightly apply a thin layer of adhesive onto the eggs. I only applied small sections of glue instead of covering the eggs completely. Allow glue to dry for 10 minutes or until it becomes tacky.
Step three: place a gold leaf sheet onto the eggs and gently rub the gold leaf on. Use a gilding brush to press the gold leaf on and brush away any excess.
The great thing about gold leaf is that the mistakes are easily fixable and the imperfections make it all the more unique. These gold leaf beauties are currently adorning my entry way with a few other Spring accessories that help brighten up the room.
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