It’s no secret that I absolutely love gold leaf. It’s pretty and makes everything look better! That’s why I had to try some gold leaf on my Easter eggs. I made a simple design on white eggs to really make the gold leaf pop. I love how they turned out! Simple and sophisticated.
What you need for DIY gold leaf Easter eggs
* You could also buy a gold leaf kit, like this one.
How to make DIY gold leaf Easter eggs
1. Make sure your eggs and your work surface are clean. You don’t want anything else than gold leaf sticking to your Easter eggs!
2. Put the glue on your eggs where you want the gold leaf to go. You can make any pattern you like. Like dots, stripes or maybe even chevron. The glue has to dry for a while. For how long depends on your glue, so make sure you read the instructions!
3. It’s time to apply the gold leaf. I found it was the easiest to apply the gold leaf directly from the paper. It’s very delicate and will break as soon as you touch it. So open you booklet or paper and put the gold leaf on your egg. Remove the paper and the gold leaf will be stuck on your egg. You can use a brush and your fingers to create a smooth surface. It doesn’t have to completely perfect! I think that’s the charm of gold leaf!
4. Brush away all the excess gold leaf and leave it to dry.
Your DIY gold leaf Easter eggs are ready for Easter! XO Wilma
Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest. These Easter bunny eggs are super simple to make but will look so cute on your table! The ears are made with a printable that you can download below. This would also be a great craft to do with kids. Let them draw the faces of the bunnies!
What you need for Easter bunny eggs with ears
- the Easter bunny egg ear printable (printed out on thick paper)
- permanent marker
- hard boiled or blown out eggs
How to make Easter bunny eggs with ears
Draw the faces on your eggs with a permanent marker. Cut out the ears and fold over the little rectangle at the bottom of the ears. Put a little bit of glue on the bottom of the rectangle and glue your ears on top of your Easter bunny eggs.
That’s it! Easy isn’t it? You now have really cute Easter bunny eggs with ears! XO Wilma
When I thought about what to do with this years Easter eggs I knew I wanted to try a doodle Easter egg. It’s fun, easy and looks really cool. You don’t really have to be a great drawer to make these. With just a few tips and tricks everyone can make a doodle Easter egg. Or anything ells filled with doodles for that matter.
What you need for doodle Easter eggs
- Permanent marker
- Blown out or hard boiled eggs
How to make doodle Easter eggs
Doodling really isn’t hard to do, even if you are not a great drawer. Here are a few tips to create great looking doodle Easter eggs:
1. Choose two or three basic shapes. As you can see my egg is mainly filled with the image of one flower and a leaf repeated all over the egg. If you choose just a few basic shapes your design will get a consistent look.
2. Fill up the egg enthirely with the basic shapes. Don’t worry about holes just yet.
3. Now tackle the holes in your design. Again; just choose one or two ways to fill the openings. I doodled swirls and dots. In the end your egg will have just 4 or 5 different shapes drawn on it. This gives a consistent but really pretty look!
Now go grab an egg and start doodling! XO Wilma
As you might know after my cress cups with a face DIY project, I love planters with a face on it. I thing it just gives every plant more personality! So today I want to share this little fellow with you. His name is Bob. OK, just kidding, I don’t actually give my planters names. But isn’t he cute? And I can change his ‘haircut’ as many times as I want. He doesn’t complain! This actually is a recycling project. For the base of this face planter I used a empty can!
What you need for a DIY face planter
- Air dry clay
- Empty and clean can (label removed)
- Paint brush
- White spray paint
How to make this cute DIY face planter
1. Roll out your clay and cut out a piece as wide as your can. Wrap this around your can and cut of the excess clay.
2. Roll the tin with your hand so your seem will disappear and the clay will get a smooth surface.
3. Cut out a nose and place it on your planter. Use your paint brush and some water to make it stick.
4. Now make the rest of the face. You can use your knife and the back of your paint brush to do this. I also added two little balls of clay for the eyes.
5. Let your face planter dry for 24 til 48 hours until your clay is completely dry.
6. Spray paint your face planter for a smooth and shiny look.
That’s it! Isn’t he cute? XO Wilma