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*
- Cover a well ventilated area with newspapers or drop sheets. Wipe the eggs to make sure they are free from dust or dirt.
- 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.
- Always follow the instructions on the back of the spray can.
- 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.
- Apply a couple of light coats a few minutes apart to avoid any drips.
- 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