This isn’t your ordinary, dye-the-Easter-eggs craft. No, these eggs wanted to step it up a notch and wear some bling this Easter!
Decorate a few eggs with jewels, glitter, or sequins and you’ll make a collection of truly dazzling mini Easter eggs!
And what do you get when you combine all these dazzling eggs? A basket full of bling! Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need.
- mini eggs (Mine are from the dollar store but I have seen them at many stores. You could also make your own eggs out of clay or even salt dough)
- craft glue
- sponge paint brush
- acrylic jewels
To make these eye catching eggs is really so simple. Each version used the same method, spread glue and put on embellishment. After making quite a few, I came up with some tips I’ll offer to make your experience go smoother.
1. Jazzy Jewels
Tips and Tricks:
- I tried two sizes and shapes of jewels and both are fun.
- The color of the egg shows between the jewels. If you don’t like the base color, paint the egg first.
- To cover the egg in jewels, I would work in sections. Cover 1/3-1/2 of the egg at a time with glue and jewels. Set the egg down to dry for 30 minutes or so and then continue with the next section.
2. Glamorous Glitter
The glitter eggs are the fastest to make!
Tips and Tricks:
- Don’t be surprised that your fingers will be glittery and gluey while making them! Don’t sweat it though! Be prepared with a paper towel to wipe up.
- Stop to wash up if you want to change glitter colors!
- Glitter comes in different sizes and shapes. That means more variety and options!
- Think about mixing two colors of glitter for a costume color!
- To make the glitter version I basically spread on a thin film of glue, sprinkled the glitter on top and set it aside to dry!
3. So-Sparkly Sequins
Tips and Tricks:
- Try clear sequins. The color of the egg shows through slightly, giving it an awesome effect!
- Look for pastel or iridescent sequins if you want your eggs to be traditional Easter colors.
- Go bold with your color choice and use what you like or have on hand! Sometimes you will stumble on a color combination that is unique and all your own!
- To get the sequin look, cover the egg with glue and then sequins. Work in sections, covering 1/3-1/2 of the egg and then set it down to dry. Use a generous layer of glue so the sequins will stick well.
I love the texture and sparkle when these eggs are together in a basket!
Which one is your favorite? Is it Jazzy Jewels, Glamorous Glitter, or So-Sparkly Sequins?
Gather up some bling and try a little shine for your doll sized Easter eggs this year!
Just in case you are interested, here are a few more details from today’s post!
- Doll: Julie, American Girl Historical Character
- Outfit: Shirt designed and sewn by Anna. Pants are from Julie’s Casual Outfit (http://store.americangirl.
com/agshop/html/item/id/141812 ). Necklace tutorial is here (http://dolldiaries.com/doll- play-make-feather-earrings-). and-a-necklace-inspired-by- saige/
- Scene: Easter basket was a thrifty find. Chick is a glass figurine. Tablecloth made by Anna.
But wait there is just one more thing! Since Easter is this weekend I wanted to be sure and tell you …
Don’t worry if they are torn and in smallish pieces! I have something fabulous to share with you next week and it will most definitely involve these! What if you don’t have these little candy foils? No worries! There will be another option for this fabulous craft for you!!!!