Painting eggs has always been a classic craft activity for Easter. I decided to add a modern twist to this traditional project idea by incorporating some super trendy copper foil and beautiful slate colored acrylic craft paint! This copper eggs project is quick and easy, and it is sure to impress your Easter party guests with its unique look.
Start by gathering some blown out eggs. You can look on the internet to see the process of blowing them out yourself (it’s not too hard, and is a good DIY project in itself!), or you can buy pre-blown eggs at your local craft store. Pick out your paint colors, find some metallic foil, and you are ready to make your eggs. I went with a deep grey to coordinate with my copper foil, but you can choose any color and foil combination that works with your personal style! While you are at the craft store, you will want to also grab some Mod Podge glue to secure your foil to the eggs.
Painting the eggs is really easy if you have a foam block and some thin wooden skewers or dowels. Blown eggs will have a small hole in their bottom ends, so it is easy to stick the skewer in the hole to prop the egg up. You can then stick the other end of the skewer into a foam block, and you have successfully organized a mess-free painting station for yourself! This way you won’t have to touch the eggs while you are painting them, and you can create a nice even coat of color (without any fingerprints!). Paint your eggs with your chosen color. Give your paint some time to dry (30 minutes to an hour should be enough time) and then you can begin foiling to transform them into beautiful copper eggs. Use Mod Podge glue to attach your foil in any way that you would like. We did a couple of eggs that were completely foiled, and then added some eggs with scattered foiling for a really interesting look. I love the idea of adding copper eggs to your table setting by placing one egg over each napkin. Or, use them in your Easter basket arrangement for your party decor! And don’t forget to look through all of our Easter projects and to ready for the occasion on March 27th. Enjoy! ~Lia
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Can these be done with the plastic Easter eggs
Hi! We haven’t tried it with plastic but the foiling usually works with most surfaces!
These are beautiful – what kind of foil are you using? And what technique do you use to stick the foil to the egg? Thanks!
Thank you! We use gold leaf (https://www.amazon.com/Barnabas-Blattgold-Imitation-Sheets-Booklet/dp/B00RJN7YZU/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1491328452&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=gold+leaf&psc=1) and Mod Podge.
I love this look. Maybe also some gold or silver leafing on bright spring colors.
That would look beautiful! So glad you like this project 🙂
Those are so pretty. Would look great with some turquoise painted eggs in a basket!
Yes they would!