Natural Painted Eggs: Three Fun Techniques To Try
Looking for quick and clever ways to achieve a natural look with your Easter decorations this year? Say no more – Penelope Quinn’s got you covered with three egg-decorating hacks that’ll help you achieve beautifully natural looking painted eggs that are perfect for displaying in vases or centrepieces this spring. Check out the step-by-step tutorial below, and have a go at creating your own!
You Will Need:
- White, pink, green, blue acrylic paint
- Gold and silver paint
- Eggs in various sizes
- Soft paintbrushes and a stiff paintbrush
- A feather
- An old toothbrush
First, paint your eggs pastel colours with your soft paintbrushes. You may need a few coats to get an opaque finish.
Take a feather and dip into the silver paint. Gently drag across the surface of the egg, changing direction as you go. This will create a pattern similar to marble. Also experiment with white and gold paint.
To create a freckled finish, dip an old toothbrush into paint that’s been slightly watered down. Use your fingers to flick the bristles until you’ve achieved the desired finish, then continue the same process with different coloured paint. Let dry, turn over, and do the other side of the egg.
For a snakeskin type pattern, take your netting and wrap tightly around the egg, holding it to secure. Dip your brush into the paint and dapple off the excess, then apply over the netting. Keeping the netting firm should mean you’ll start to see a pattern!
Top Tip: If your eggs have a hole in the bottom, then Styrofoam and wire are very handy for handling wet eggs! Simply stick a piece of wire into the bottom of the egg and then into the Styrofoam.
Once all your natural painted eggs are complete, you can mix and match the different designs you’ve created in glass jars or vases, add them to Easter wreathes, or use them to create pretty spring centrepieces.
If you’d like to check out the rest of our crafty Easter ideas, you’ll find a wealth of projects and tutorials to keep you busy this spring, right here.