Getting ready for Easter, this morning, with my first Easter egg project of the season.
This one is inspired by a set of moon moth bowls from Gorman that I absolutely want. I’m not really in the market for bowls at the moment, though, so Easter eggs it is.
As I’m sure you can guess, this project is super easy to recreate. Bonus! It also doesn’t require any dyeing either. Yay.
- brown eggs
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- painter’s tape
- marker or pen
- paper plate for paint (optional)
1. First, boil your eggs so that if any of them crack, you won’t have a total mess on your hands. Once they’ve been hard boiled (or at least soft boiled), allow them to cool down for 30-60 minutes.
2. While you’re waiting for the eggs to cool, draw small crescent moon shapes onto painter’s tape, with a marker or pen.
3. Then, cut out each crescent shape with scissors and set aside.
4. Once the eggs are cooled, add the cut out crescents to the egg in a random pattern. Press down and smooth out each one, to make sure that the tape is secure.
5. Then, paint over the entire egg. You may have to do this in stages, painting half of the egg then waiting for it to dry before painting the other half.
6. Once the egg is completely dry and fully painted, remove the tape crescents and enjoy.
This goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway…since you’ll be using paint for this project, you will not want to eat the eggs afterward. BUT if you’re looking for an alternative option for these, you can use the same process with the tape and try food coloring dyed eggs instead, as a food safe option.
Take it Further: I love the idea of creating moon phases Easter eggs, using this same process. Only changing the shape / size of each crescent on the egg.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Craft production assisted by Linda Jednaszewski
Have you started getting ready for Easter yet? Any egg projects planned?
P.S. Bonus points to anyone who read the title and thought of Nick Drake. Why wasn’t I a late 60s / 70s child?! I should have been.