Easter is nearly here and it’s time to start thinking about Easter dinner, Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny and decorating Easter eggs. Decorating eggs is such a timeless tradition that I eagerly look forward to every year. My family (my two beautiful girls and husband) and I take our decorating very seriously and try to come up with different ways to decorate than we have used in years past. We love dying our eggs like the next family (and love to do that every year too), but enjoy discovering unique mediums to spruce up our eggs. Over the last few years we’ve glittered, painted, stickered, wrapped in ribbon & twine, washi taped, pearled and stamped our eggs. This year we decided, in honor of my love for parties and celebrations, to decorate our eggs with homemade confetti! We love how they turned out and plan to cover oodles of eggs in confetti to use as decorations for our Easter dinner. They are easy to make, require few materials and are extremely budget friendly. They are so simple, my girls helped me cover and decorate the eggs you see below.
Here is how you can make your own confetti Easter eggs:
- Large Eggs (boiled, hollowed out or fake ‘decorating eggs’)
- Confetti (to make your own confetti, combine a mixture of at least four colors of cut-up tissue paper and cut-up gold foil paper)
- Mod Podge (any variety will work great) or Decoupage
- Sponge Brush
- Egg Carton
Grab one of your eggs (I used fake “decorating eggs” I purchased at WalMart) and using the sponge brush, paint with Mod Podge (any variety will do). Once the egg is covered (yes your fingers will get messy), roll your sticky egg around in a plate of confetti. Don’t load your plate with so much confetti that the confetti clumps on the egg. It works best if there is just enough confetti to leave white space along with the confetti on the egg. Let dry completely in your egg carton. Once the confetti has dried, paint over the egg again with Mod Podge, smoothing out the confetti pieces and molding the confetti to the egg. Let dry and move on to your next egg!
These confetti eggs look fantastic in a painted egg carton (I used acrylic paint and a sponge brush) like you see in these images, in a colorful Easter basket or hidden among Easter grass as part of a centerpiece or arrangement. They would also be adorable as a neighbor or teacher gift!
Do you have an Easter egg decorating tradition? If so, what are they? How do you like to decorate your Easter eggs?