Do you love making DIY Easter eggs each year, but wish that they would last longer than just a day or two? This year, decorate pretty wooden Easter eggs that will last year after year! These DIY painted and glittered wooden Easter eggs can be displayed in a pretty bowl, or for a unique twist, they can be turned into ornaments like I’ve made here to be strung on a garland or hung on an Easter tree. (Who says trees have to be reserved just for Christmas?) These painted and glittered wooden Easter eggs are easily made with just a few simple supplies, and today I’m going to fill you in on how they come together. Let’s get started!
Growing up, I always loved the fun Easter tree my mom would decorate each year with brightly colored eggs and other items, and now I am happy to continue that tradition with my own children. This year, our Easter tree will be brimming with pretty sparkle with hand-painted ornaments in a variety of bright Easter colors.
To make these painted and glittered DIY Easter eggs, you will need…
- Unfinished Wooden Eggs
- Eye Screws
- Flat-Nosed Jewelry Pliers
- Extra-Fine Glitter
- Craft Paint
- Paint brushes
- Mod Podge
- Styrofoam board
To begin, screw an eye hook into the top of each egg using the flat-nosed pliers, as shown. (Note: You can also make these eggs without turning them into ornaments, but the eye screws really make the painting and decorating process much easier!)
Using the paintbrush, paint the entire surface of each egg with the craft paint, applying 2-3 coats as needed for even coverage. Allow paint to dry completely.
Pour the Mod Podge into a medium bowl, and dip the bottom portion of each egg into the bowl, using the screw eye as a “handle” as you work.
Pour a generous amount of glitter over the Mod Podge, shaking off any excess.
TIP: Insert the screw eye down into the Styrofoam piece to anchor the pieces upright as they dry and keep the glittered portion from becoming smudged.
When the Mod Podge is dry, use a very small paintbrush to doodle various designs over the top portion of each egg, as shown. This is a fun way to show some creative flair! When the paint is dry, loop a piece of ribbon through the screw eye, and tie in a knot for hanging.
In no time at all, you’ve got beautiful glittered and painted wooden DIY Easter eggs perfect for hanging on an Easter tree, or even placing on a mantel, wreath and more!
The sparkle and shine of these eggs is pretty and delicate, and so perfect for the spring season.
These eggs would also be lovely made without the screw eye, and used simply as a vase filler. There are so many fun possibilities!
Thanks so much for stopping in today! If you’re looking for even more fun Easter craft ideas, check out these other great ideas!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.