DIY: Learn How To Make Decorative Botanical Easter Eggs
When I was a kid, Easter was one of my favorite holidays. I briefly described my childhood Easters in this coloring page post. When I eventually had my own child, I got to relive the joy of Easter all over again with egg hunts, chocolate candy, and the Easter bunny.
Now that I’m an empty-nester (a young one I might add 😉 ), I miss the fun of decorating eggs with my daughter. She may no longer be little, but that doesn’t mean I can’t decorate my own Easter eggs–grown-up style. Since we have a botanical theme in our house, I decided to stick with that.
I found these white Easter eggs at Walmart and they were perfect for this project. The packaging says they’re plastic but they feel more like paper mache to me.
To make life easier for myself (and for you), I created this sheet of botanical cameos. You can download them for free right here—->
You’ll need to print the cameos on a laser printer and not an inkjet. If you don’t have an inkjet, send this sheet to your local office supply store. Mod Podge + Inkjet ink = a big mess. Don’t do it.
Once you have the botanical cameo sheet printed, cut each cameo out. Note: To add some interest, I cut a few of the cameos using my pinking shears.
Decide where you want to place the cameo on the egg then using a foam brush, place a layer of Mod Podge there. Apply the cameo and then paint another layer of Mod Podge over it and smooth.
Tip: If you find that the cameo doesn’t want to lay flat, cut it in half and then place it on the egg.
Use your fingers to smooth the cameo and align the two sides together. Prepare to get your fingers all Mod Podgey. 😉
Repeat until all of your eggs are dressed up in botanical goodness. Allow 2-3 hours of drying time.
Now I could’ve displayed these botanical beauties in the egg crate they came in but I decided they needed an upgrade. I layered a galvanized container from Michaels with moss I found at the dollar store.
Next, I added the botanical eggs, carrot (dollar store), a nest with blue eggs, two rocks, and a cross I made out of thin driftwood and twine.
I think it makes a beautiful Easter vignette.
The bluebird eggs were a neutral beige color but with a few drops of blue food coloring and a sandwich bag, I transformed them into a beautiful blue.
I have the botanical vignette displayed on the buffet in my dining room. I love how pretty it looks.
That cute little lamb was only $5.99 at Michaels so of course, I had to give him a home. He got some carrots too. 😉
Happy Easter friends!