How to Create a Golden Easter Egg Basket

Create a seasonal Easter display with this quick and easy step-by-step craft idea.

Decorated eggs are a creative way to add festive Easter flair to the home and brighten the Easter table. They also make a thoughtful gift and can be personalised with the help of young and old by using stencils, ribbons and stick-on gems.

What you need:

  • Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Pure Gold spray paint
  • Newspaper/dust sheets
  • A cloth
  • Wooden skewers
  • Modelling clay, styro-foam or a bucket of sand
  • Blown eggs*

Method:

  1. Cover a well ventilated area with newspapers or drop sheets. Wipe the eggs to make sure they are free from dust or dirt.
  2. When the eggs are empty/ready, place the pointed end of a skewer in the hole at the base. Stand the skewer upright in modeling clay, styro-foam or sand. This will allow access to the entire surface of the egg, reducing the risk of smudging or finger marks.
  3. Always follow the instructions on the back of the spray can.
  4. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the eggs and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying, keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion.
  5. Apply a couple of light coats a few minutes apart to avoid any drips.
  6. Leave the eggs to dry fully for 24 hours before arranging them in a basket or bowl. Try embellishing the eggs with stencils or stick on gems to create a truly festive look.

Rust-oleum Universal All Surface spray paint is available from independent hardware stores nationally. For more information, visit www.rustoleum.com.au

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