I’m heading into my second busy season — working until midnight during the week and then working on Saturdays & Sundays too — so I spent the last weekend doing a few Spring-time crafts, including painting Easter eggs and making new outdoor decor for our patio.
DIY: Painted Easter Eggs
Step 1: Hard boil the eggs — Place eggs in an even layer in a pot, and then add water about an inch above the top of the eggs. Place pot over the stove on high and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off, cover the pot, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, remove from heat and let cool.
Step 2: Place paint tape on the eggs based on your design — Once cool, you can start to decorate the eggs. I decided to go with a two and three toned design.
Step 3: Paint your first color — I used two coats of paint each.
Step 4: Re-tape and then paint your next color — It’s super important to be patient in between colors. The paint on the eggs actually dries faster than you’d think, but you still want to be careful that it has dried all the way before peeling off the tape. Using the same piece of tape, re-tape it on top of the painted side so you can start to paint your next color. I always try taping a tiny section first to make sure that the paint is dry enough to not peel off with the tape. If you’re doing three different colors, go ahead and add on another strip of paint to create your third section.
Step 5: Repeat until all sections are painted. Once done, you may have to carefully retouch a few areas.
Tip: I used the normal, blue paint tape that you can get a any hardware store, but I cut my pieces of tape length-wise in half to make it easier to tape around the egg.
Easy outdoor decor:
Michaels was having a 60% off all spring flower, garden and greenhouse items sale this weekend, so I grabbed a flower basket and arranged a few flowers and the painted eggs for a temporary festive display. How cute is this basket from Michaels?!