I am really loving the gold dipped trend. Click here to see my gold dipped step stool I just did for my kids bathroom. I figured I could do this technique on Easter eggs for a fun decoration.
I wanted to pair the gold with contrasting material so I went with something we all have around the house, newspapers. Black, white & gold – so classic and yet modern. And since I have so, so many of those plastic eggs from our annual Easter egg hunts, I thought they would be the perfect eggs to transform. If I made mistakes, I had plenty more to work with.
Plus the plastic eggs are already split in half – making the DIY dipped dyed look a little easier to achieve. Half of the eggs could be spray painted gold so they looked like they were dipped dyed and the other half could be decoupaged with the newspapers. Voila! Easy and cheap.
Here are the easy instructions to these pretty gold dipped eggs:
2. Tear off pieces of the newspaper into approximately 1/2″ pieces. I found that it was easier to decoupage the eggs with smaller newspaper pieces. I also only used pieces of newspaper that were black & white (no color printing) to keep that classic newspaper look.
3. Take apart the plastic eggs. Paint a generous amount of the decoupage glue onto one half of the eggs and attach the pieces of the newspaper. If you’ve never decoupaged anything before, it’s a super easy and forgiving process. Spread a layer of glue under your piece you’re attaching, then paint the glue on top of the paper too. So it works like a glue and a protective coat or sealer. Be prepared though, it’s a messy job…
4. Continue to layer the small pieces of newspaper until you cover the entire outer surface of the egg halves. I used the scissors only to cut a straight edge for any pieces the lined up along the bottom of the egg halves. Normally, I would just wrap the newspaper around to the inside of the eggs, but since we are putting these eggs back together, I wanted them to fit back together and not have the newspaper in the way.
5. Let the decoupaged eggs dry and if needed, fill in any areas with more newspaper.
6. Meanwhile take the opposite half of the eggs and spray a light coat of metallic gold on them. Add additional coats as needed and let them dry completely.
When the eggs are dry, put them back together and arrange them in a basket, a bowl or however you want to display your oh-so-trendy plastic eggs.
This ceramic egg crate from Anthropologie makes a perfect display piece. Find a similar one here. When it’s not Easter time, I use it as a jewelry holder. Enjoy!