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:
1. Gather your materials: plastic Easter eggs, newspaper, decoupage glue, small paint brush, gold metallic spray paint & scissors.
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!
Karen @ Karen's up on the Hill says
What an amazing transformation of those generic plastic eggs! Well done!
I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party!
Thanks, Karen! I just linked up. I love your blog and the link party. Thanks so much for your comments and support!
Hello! Stopping by from the Your Time to Shine link party. Your eggs are so pretty! I also just did a post on gold eggs, but I used a paint pen for mine. I really like how the spray paint looks! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much!! I LOVE your gold eggs – very clever and I love your blog. I haven’t used the gold sharpie pen yet but now I want to try it. Thanks again!
I love these eggs! They are so pretty! Be sure to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine on Monday to check out your feature…this will be my favorite pick from the Bloggers Brags Party! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Thanks so much, Christie! You made my day!! I’ll definitely be checking in on Monday. I’m loving all your posts – very inspiring!
I love how these eggs turned out! Thank you so much for linking them up at This Is How We Roll Thursday. Such an easy way to create a beautiful Easter decoration.
Thanks, Corinne! Yes it was so easy – my 10 year old daughter even helped me. I love your blog & the link party – great stuff!
Thank you for sharing your gold dipped Easter eggs at The Pin Junkie. They’re being featured today in a spring and Easter round up.
You made my day!! Thanks so much for the feature! I love your blog and am always inspired. Great stuff!
Anne Campbell says
These are gorgeous and look like fun to make. This makes the plastic eggs look so nice–I’ll have to try it!
Thanks, Anne – definitely try it! Easy and cheap! Thanks for your comments!!
Karen @ Karen's up on the Hill says
Thanks so much for sharing! I’m Pinning this 🙂
Thanks, Karen!!! I appreciate it!
Sarah @ makegrowdo says
Wow, I’ve never thought to combine gold and newspaper, the eggs are simply stunning!! xx
Thanks, Sarah! Really easy project to do too. I love combining different elements ; )