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!
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)
- Americana acrylic paint
- paper mache eggs
- faux Spanish moss
- decorative tin
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!
Once the paint is dry, put the moss in your tin and stick the eggs in there!
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!
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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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
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. 🙂
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These are so pretty! I just painted one and thought it looked kind of plain. Now I can add some paint flecks!
Amy of while wearing heels says
Those eggs turned out great. What a fun project. It turned out really lovely!
I decorate with Easter eggs too…they look so great in bins and baskets. Yours are super cute…they will last for years too!
Love those happy fun colors! These photos will all make fantastic pins! 🙂
What a good idea to only splatter one side! Love these.
Love the colors you chose and the speckles. So pretty for spring!! Thanks for the great idea!!
These are beautiful, I love the spring colors!
[email protected] The Better Half says
turned out great jessi! i love the speckles!
Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill says
Lovely, Jessi! But then I love anything that has paint (and glitter!) on it!