Sunday, 24 March 2013

"Egg Sunday"

It wasn't until two days ago, that I decided that I wanted to paint some eggs for next week's Easter weekend. Eggs for decoration, that is. That's why they didn't need to be real eggs. Plastic eggs would be perfectly fine for this. So I went to the supermarket on my way home for work, and was lucky enough to get the last two bags of plastic eggs. And today, I spent most of the day in painting one bag of them. That's twelve eggs altogether. 

With the eggs being round, there is always the problem of how to hold them best while painting them. The plastic eggs all have a little hole in them, and the easiest thing is to screw in one of those little metal hooks. This way, you get a handy little handle to hold them while painting, and then can just hang them for drying. Also sand down the surface with some sandpaper, to make the paint stick better.

And then spend the rest of the day happily painting them (and watching Downton Abbey).

Adding some texture once the first layer is dry...

... and then adding some decorations with a pen.

They're not quiet finished yet, but it was enough for today.


  1. Beautiful decorations and more brilliant photography. EGGcellent:-)

  2. these look amazing... though I will never get the time to make things like this so i will live vicariously through your creations...xx

  3. These are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. What a lovely idea! So creative :0)

  5. I had no idea you could get plastic eggs for painting! These are brilliant and your photography is so good!

  6. Awesome eggs. Have a very happy Easter!!!