With spring finally underway and Easter now only a couple of weeks away, we’ve finally made a start on planning our festive decorations.
This year, we decided to go for some fun and colour puff painted eggs.
#1 Start by blowing out your eggs. There are loads of tips and tricks for this on the web. We basically just made a hole at the top and at the bottom and blew out the egg white and yolk. Don’t forget to give the egg a good rinse afterwards – you don’t want them to start smelling in a week or two!
#2 We decided to go for black and white eggs, so before starting to decorate them, we painted some of them black. (As we could only find brown eggs, we actually sprayed the white ones, too.)
#3 Then for the fun part – decorating the eggs. We decided to keep it simple and dotted the eggs with some puff paint. Once you’ve decorated your eggs, it’s time to make the paint puff up by applying some heat with a hairdryer. For some reason our paint didn’t really puff up, I’m not really sure why, so our dots are just slightly three-dimensional.
Our tip: Make sure that at least one of the holes in the egg is open and not blocked, so that the heat can escape when you hair dry the eggs. Otherwise they can crack. (Trust me, I learned the hard way.)
#3 To hang the eggs, we used a little broken off piece of a skewer that we wrapped a piece of cotton around. Then just pop it into one of the holes in the egg so that it falls into the cavity and give it a wiggle. The skewer will then hold the cotton inside the egg and allow you to easily hang it up.
It’s a shame that we couldn’t get the paint to puff, but the eggs still add a fun splash of colour to the room.
Do you have any tips for us to get the paint to puff up? Are you painting any eggs for Easter? Do you like to decorate your home for the holidays?