How to Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

After these eggs take on a layer of gold foil, you'd never guess they started out as plastic eggs. Learn how to make them, and then get more of our favorite no-dye Easter egg ideas.

Transform ordinary plastic Easter eggs into a gorgeous display with three easy-to-use materials. Cover the eggs in fiber paste, craft paint, and gold leafing to get the look! These textural eggs will be the star of your Easter decor—plus, you can use them year after year!

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What You'll Need:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Fiber paste
  • Sandpaper 
  • Crafts paint 
  • Gold leafing 
  • Foam brush 
  • Spray sealer

Step 1: Create texture

Give plastic eggs texture by applying a layer of fiber paste (usually available at art stores) to the outside of the eggs. Let the paste dry overnight, and use sandpaper to sand down any sharp or jagged edges; coat with a layer of acrylic crafts paint and let dry. 

Step 2: Apply gold leaf

When the textured and painted eggs are dry, finish the look by applying gold leafing according to package directions. Most gold leafing products have you apply a thin layer of adhesive, followed by pieces of the gold leafing after the adhesive dries enough to become tacky. Use a foam brush to flatten the gold leafing, removing excess as you go. Spray with a sealer, and let dry. Display the finished eggs on top of a gold nest or gold decorative plates for a stunning Easter display. 

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