This post shares modern Easter egg decorating ideas. My monochrome painted wooden easter eggs are sure to inspire you if you’re a little non-traditional 🙂
Modern Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Popping in today to share a project that it actually took me longer to photograph than it took me to make! One day I was really wanting to do a small painting craft, so Mike took R down to the park for about a half hour so I could get a little crafting therapy in.
I didn’t have any plans or projects on the to-do list, but I had some plain wood eggs I’d picked up, as well as some paints and brushes from my craft stash. So I just started painting for fun. I’m sharing the five painted wood egg ideas I came up with on the fly.r
Want to dye eggs? Check out my post on how to dye eggs with food coloring and create a marbled effect with shaving cream!
Here’s what I used:
- Wooden eggs
- DecoArt acrylic paint in White
- DecoArt acrylic paint in Black
- Galaxy Glitter by DecoArt in Clear Ice Comet
- Small brushes
And here are 5 modern Easter egg decorating ideas.
1. Black Dipped Effect
For the black dipped effect, I used Frogtape and black paint to paint only the top portion of an egg. Yep, it’s that easy for this one. But I love the combo of the black and the natural wood.
2. All White Shimmer
For the all white shimmer, I painted an egg using white paint, then once that dried I used two coats of DecoArt’s Galaxy Glitter in Clear Ice Comet. This glitter paint is subtle. The glitter is a bit holographic, so it doesn’t hit you in the face.
3. Lady Egg
For the lady egg, I used a fine-tip paint brush and black paint to paint a face design on to an egg. You could stop here, but once that paint was dry, I put on a thin coat of the DecoArt Galaxy Glitter in Clear Ice Comet. I put this paint only on the painted eyelashes and lips, though. A little glam, a little draggy. Perfect.
4. Dipped White Shimmer Egg
I loved the overall white shimmer effect, so I decided to try a dipped effect on the bottom of am egg. I used Frogtape, white paint, and the Galaxy Glitter paint to “dip” the bottom of an egg. This one is a combo of number 1 and number 2 in this post.
5. Dipped Brush Stroke Black
For this one, I did a brush stroke effect. But I kind of hated it, so I decided to do a dipped brush stroke effect using black paint. You don’t have to keep DIYs you hate. 🙂
And here are some glam shots of all five final eggs. I think they look adorable, and this was a really great spontaneous craft session! Not too shabby for a quick little 30 minutes while monster mo was at the park with Mike.
For more simple projects to do with kids, check out my piggy bank jar upcycle, my DIY sidewalk chalk paint experiments, and my tutorial for how to make a glitter sensory bottle!