Paint Your Own Cherry Blossom Easter Eggs
If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive way to get crafty for Easter this year, here’s a colourful project from Kelly-Anne Jordan that the whole family can get involved in! Check out Kelly-Anne’s step-by-step Cherry Blossom Easter eggs below, or be inspired to create your own beautiful designs this spring.
Time to Make: 1 – 2hrs
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
- Polystyrene egg
- Paint brushes
- Acrylic paint in white, light blue, brown and pink
- Messy Mat
- Cocktail stick
- Liquid glue
- Fine glitter
Insert the cocktail stick into the bottom of the polystyrene egg, then make a flat ball with the Blu-tack. this is to stand the egg up when painting and drying.
I did an undercoat in light blue and them a coat of white. Once your base coats are complete, leave to dry.
With a pencil, draw a tree trunk and branches onto the painted egg.
Using the brown acrylic paint, paint in the tree you have just drawn.
Mix some of the pink and white on a messy mat but also keep some of the colours separate. Next take a stiff brush and pick up some of the mixed colour, dab most of it off, and use a stippling action to stipple the pink over the branches. Add layers in the light pink, white and pink to add depth and detail to the blossoms.
Once the egg is dry, paint some liquid glue over some of the pink area and dab a little glitter over it, then leave to dry.
You can create as many of these pretty cherry blossom Easter eggs as you wish, or get creative with your own designs and create a variety set!
Need somewhere to hang your decorated cherry blossom Easter eggs once they’re finished? This beautiful blossom tree tutorial by Sarah Cawood shows you how to create the perfect spot to showcase your crafty decorations this spring.