Yes, it’s Easter week, and no we haven’t had time to decorate the house…yet! But there’s still a few days to hop to it and get into the spirit. When we think of Easter, a certain few images cannot help but be brought to mind – Easter eggs and cute little baskets to hold them, sweet bunnies and rabbits everywhere.
We love this easy craft idea on painting eggs from Jolie Home
WATCH: How to paint and gild eggs for Easter
Painted and Gilded Wooden Eggs
Use Jolie Artist Brushes to paint the wooden egg with Jolie Paint (we used Deep Lagoon). If doing a dipped effect, dilute the paint with a little bit of water in a separate container and dip your egg. Allow the paint to dry.
Apply a second coat of Jolie Paint if necessary. Allow the paint to dry.
Apply Gold Size with an Artist Brush (or smaller tool if necessary) in the places that you are
going to gild with Metal Leaf.
- For cleaner lines, place painters’ tape over the areas that you do not want to gild before applying Gold Size.
- For a more natural effect, stipple the Gold Size randomly over the surface, leaving some places untouched.
- You can also dip your egg into the Gold Size for a natural dipped effect. Wipe off any excess.
Allow the Gold Size to come to tack (it should be clear and feel sticky). This should take
about 10-20 minutes.
Cut your Jolie Metal Leaf (we used Gold) into smaller strips so that it is easier to handle.
Place your Metal Leaf over the tacky size. Use a soft, dry brush to push the leaf into place
and brush off the excess. Allow the Gold Size and Metal Leaf to dry in place.
Carefully remove the painter’s tape from your eggs.
Apply a protective coat of Jolie Finishing Wax in Clear to your eggs with a soft, lint-free
cloth. Wipe back any excess with a clean cloth.
No time for crafting? No worries. Check out these inexpensive decorations that will bring the Easter spirit to your home in no time.
Target has used the good old Aussie outback as a backdrop for their Easter decorations, and we love it, we also love the price on some of the range including the hanging Easter wreath (top) for $10 and these cute Target bunny string lights for $12.
Imagine sitting down to dinner with this set of 4 bunny egg-shaped plates from TK Maxx at just $19.95. They are cool enough to use year-round, we think.
Let this bunny light the way this Easter. This minimalist bunny lamp from Zanui.com.au is $99.95
Looking for somewhere to put all the little easter eggs? Look no further than this printed bunny jar from Kmart. It's a steal at just $3. $3? yes, three. bucks!