How to Make Gold Foil Decorative Easter Eggs {ECM Blog Hop!}

Easter is approaching and that means Easter Eggs! I’ve never written an Easter themed post before. There’s a first for everything I guess. I’m glad to be on an Easter Egg HOP with some of the bloggers in my East Coast Mom group too!  So make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for the links 🙂

Today, I’m sharing how to make gold foil decorative easter eggs

In all honestly, this little craft was a nice departure from the craziness that’s been going on with the One Room Challenge.  If you’ve missed all that, you can check out our first post //here// and our second post about the closet //here//. I’ll have another tutorial coming up on Wednesday, so make sure you follow us on Instagram and sign up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss any posts 🙂

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The first step is to paint your eggs. A word about the eggs. I’m using styrofoam simply because they will last a bit longer. You can use real eggs. I would have – but I was too chicken!! HAHAHAHA (see what I did there? *eye roll* haha moving on) I used a variety of pastel colours for mine just for interest’s sake. I let them dry completely overnight just to be sure.

Now the fun part! Gilding with gold leaf! I’ve never done this before and I was a little intimidated. But it was super easy once I got the hang of it. I bought these gold leaf sheets at Michael’s. (I used one of their 55% off coupons to offset the cost.)

The first step is to brush a light coat of Gold Size onto your egg (I did half at a time so my hands didn’t get super sticky.) Let it sit for about 20-30 seconds to get tacky. If the sizing is goopy or too wet, the gold won’t stick and it’ll just squish around and not work. I used this Annie Sloan Gold Size I’ve had forever, but you can certainly get other brands at the craft store. 

Then I cut my gold foil into smaller, manageable pieces. Making sure to leave the plastic or tissue backing on as long as possible. The foil is super delicate, so the backing just protects it from tearing before you use it. 

Once the sizing is tacky, then just smoosh the gold foil onto the sticky area of the egg. You don’t have to be super precise. Smooth it down with your fingers gently. 

Then using a rounded brush gently brush away the foil areas, and all the loose bits will fall away. I let mine all collect on my cardboard scrap so I could roll my eggs in the teeny bits as well. You don’t have to use a lot of force to brush the gold away. Just slow and steady!

I’m so excited how they turned out!! Each one is different and sparkly!

How perfect for a sweet little Easter or Spring centrepiece!? I rarely do centrepieces, but this might work for me!

And remember, this is a hop! So click through these links to see NINE other fabulous ways to decorate Easter Eggs! 🙂

Hoppy hoppy!!

-E


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