Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Although I love bunnies and chicks, my favorite way to decorate for Easter is with Easter eggs! You get to use fun, bright colors in crazy patterns, and they’re such a simple shape that they look great no matter how you create them. Paper, fabric, paint, wood…it doesn’t matter! Case in point, look how adorable these painted paper mache Easter eggs are!

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

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You may have noticed a little sneak peek of these guys on Tuesday when I shared my paper egg garland. If you’re looking for a super simple Easter decorating project, give these painted eggs a try! They’re quick, simple, and festive!

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

  • 10 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
  • 10 minutes (time spent waiting around)
  • 20 minutes (total project time)



Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs - Supplies

The process is simple, just grab a paper mache egg and give it a few coats of paint! I found I had to do two coats of paint to get the color as solid and bright as I wanted. If you want to get fancy, make some patterns or splatter a few flecks of contrasting color on the eggs!

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Once the paint is dry, put the moss in your tin and stick the eggs in there!

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

And, if you only splatter flecks onto one side of your eggs, you can always change it up a bit by flipping the eggs over and having plain colored eggs for a while!

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

I’m kinda excited for this tin with the moss, cuz I feel like I can pretty easily update it for the next holiday or season that comes around. Sand and seashells for summer, anyone? Do you have any multi-purpose seasonal decorations?

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Allyson says

    11 years ago

    Ohh, i love these! So simple and cute! I also love those little plants on your shelf, did you make those too? Thanks for linking up at Domestic Superhero this week!

    • Jessi @ Practically Functional says

      11 years ago

      Haha, thanks Allyson! But I actually bought those little topiaries from a daily Woot deal the other day! They are preserved boxwoods, and if you like them you can find them at places like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. 🙂

  2. Danni@SiloHillFarm says

    11 years ago

    These are so pretty! I just painted one and thought it looked kind of plain. Now I can add some paint flecks!

  3. Ann says

    11 years ago

    I decorate with Easter eggs too…they look so great in bins and baskets. Yours are super cute…they will last for years too!

  4. Courtenay says

    11 years ago

    Love those happy fun colors! These photos will all make fantastic pins! 🙂

  5. Vanessa says

    11 years ago

    What a good idea to only splatter one side! Love these.

  6. Crystal says

    11 years ago

    Love the colors you chose and the speckles. So pretty for spring!! Thanks for the great idea!!

  7. Jacque says

    11 years ago

    These are beautiful, I love the spring colors!

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