Easter is over and it is a bit surprising to believe. I hope your day was filled with joy and that you stayed safe and healthy. I’ve still got Easter on my mind and enjoying all of my Easter home decor items. Are you ready to, “Learn How to Gild Easter Eggs?”
Easter Eggs Gilded!
Eggs can be displayed all throughout Spring, they really aren’t just meant for Easter decor. Today, I’ll show you how I gilded wooden Easter Eggs and incorporated them into my Spring decor.
Are you ready to learn how to gild Easter Eggs for Spring decor? Oh good. I’m ready too.
I’ve also gilded Vases and Wine Glasses, Wood Pumpkins, Pillows, Holiday Cards and even Christmas Ornaments. Oh my!!!! Gilding just adds that special touch to any item and makes it look truly one of a kind.
Learn How to Gild Easter Eggs!
I prefer to use A Maker’s Studio Gilding and Metallic Leaf products; Size and Leaf. I also sell these products on my website so don’t forget to stop by and go shopping at my online store.
Now let’s get into the tutorial on How to Create Gilded Easter Eggs.
Materials needed to Create Gilded Easter Eggs:
- Wooden Eggs
- DIY Paint Dark and Decrepit
- A Maker’s Studio Gilding Size
- A Maker’s Studio Metallic Leaf
- Paint Brush
Instructions on How to Create Gilded Easter Eggs:
Step one: Stain your wooden eggs.
Step two: Use a paintbrush and apply the gilding size to the egg and wait 5-10 minutes for the gilding size to come to tack.
Step three: Apply leaf onto tacked surface. You can chose Gold, Silver, Copper or Variegated Copper. I chose all of the above.
Tip: Leaf can be cut into different sizes. Pull tissue paper away from leaf and adhere to surface with tack.
Step four: Burnish leaf onto surface.
Tip: Burnish is the process of rubbing on the surface. Use the tissue paper or a paint brush and rub the leaf onto the surface. This allows the leaf to better adhere itself to the surface and will remove air bubbles.
Step five: Enjoy your Gilded Easter Eggs.
The leaf can be a little messy to be sure to use a drop cloth.
I’m in love with all my Easter Decor this year and carrying it over into Spring in my home. Style your carrots, bunny and eggs on a tray with some grass. There are so many ways to enjoy these beauties.
Now go out there and Create Something.