These gorgeous glitter eggs are a family tradition. I remember making them as a teenager. I have always loved the beautifully iridescent look of glitter. It completely transforms these plain plastic eggs. I can’t wait to share with you this easy tutorial!
You will need:
- plastic eggs
- craft/school glue (water it down with a little bit of water)
- ultra fine glitter
Using ultra fine glitter is extremely important. I am a glitter snob. I love Martha Stewart’s fine glitter. The ultra fine glitter is smaller and lighter it sticks to the glue on the eggs easier.
Start by separating your plastic eggs, if they are hooked together cut them apart, it will just make this easier. Using the sand paper buff the entire egg surface. The egg in the picture on the left has been sanded. Get rid of all the shininess. If the egg is still shiny when the glue is applied the glitter will NOT stick.
Using a paintbrush, paint the sanded egg with a thin layer of the glue all over the egg. Sprinkle glitter all over the glue painted egg. Use a paper to catch the glitter. Tap off the excess glitter by tapping the edge of the egg.
On one half of the egg there is a little lip (pictured above) that makes it easy to hold on to. On the other half paint and glitter most of the egg and hold it in one spot. Then paint that last little spot and glitter it while holding the egg with two fingers inside the egg (this is the hardest part).
Let eggs dry for several hours.
Match the eggs up, fill ’em, snap ’em together, tie ’em up with a ribbon and hand ’em out to all your friends. Or use them as a sparkly Easter decoration.
They are beautiful. I experimented with a variety of glitter, but remember fine glitter is best.
I hope you love them as much as I do. I love to add glitter here and there.
I had fun matching up different colors of eggs with a variety of glitter colors. That is the fun part.
What are your favorite ways to decorate eggs for easter???
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Oh my heck, I love this ides! So doing this, this year!! Thanks Emily!
They are fun! I hope you enjoy it!
Turned out way cute! Love them!
I Gotta Try That says
Great idea Emily, they are so cute. Pinning these!
Why thank you!!!
Cute cute, Emily! I confess, and it will surely be no surprise… glitter is not my forte! My little nieces would love these, though! fun idea to give them as a gift with the ribbon! 🙂
How cute! I totally pinned this:)
Rachel (R&R Workshop says
This is such an awesome idea!! Love it! I pinned these as well!! 🙂
Shatzi @ Love and Laundry says
So pretty!!! I love anything with glitter on it!
Oh my! I LOVE this idea. I have 4 girls and they will love the glitter! Pinned! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Alexis AKA MOM says
How pretty!! LOVE them!
What a fun way to dress up a plastic egg! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie