Make your own gorgeous Easter egg display with a few coats of pearlized paint. Plus, get more Easter decorating ideas.
Use a sponge technique and pearlized paint to transform a set of plain eggs into a gorgeous Easter display. Experiment with different color combinations to create a set of eggs that perfectly matches your existing Easter decor. Plus, you can use ceramic eggs for a display that can be used for years to come.
This project can be made with real or faux eggs; if you plan to keep the eggs as a permanent Easter decor piece, ceramic eggs are the way to go. You can find these at most craft stores in the montsh leading up to the holiday. To make this projejct with real eggs, start by piercing tiny holes on opposite ends of the egg. Poke a hole in the egg yolk, the blow the inside of the egg into a bowl.
Choose several colors of pearlized paint and prepare a soft sponge; you'll also want to have a small bowl of water handy. Experiment with different color combinations for your eggs. The pearlized paint will blend differently than regular paint, so try a few combinations on a tester egg. We found that blending white with two colors worked well; we added two main colors and sponged white over the top to blend the colors and finish the pearlized look. We made our eggs in these color combinations; yellow, white, and pink; yellow, white, and green; pink, white, and lavender; lavender, white, and blue; and blue, white, and green.
Place the three colors of paint on a foam plate; you won't need more than a quarter-size drop of paint colors for each egg. Soak your soft sponge in water and squeeze out the excess; dip the sponge in one color of paint and begin sponging the paint on one end of the egg. Rinse out the sponge after each color, and repeat the process to apply the other colors. Sponge and blend colors together until the desired look is achieved. Let the eggs dry on a clean plate or tray. When they've dried completely, add them to a festive Easter display!