Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs

Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs
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I rarely go “all out” when decorating for Easter like some might. Maybe because I’m not a fan of trying to blend pale and hot pink, purple, and yellow Easter egg colors into my décor. I do love robin’s egg blue though and silver and gold! So I grabbed some eggs that I had and transformed them into Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs for a beautiful Easter centerpiece.

speckled guilded easter eggs

My latest TJMaxx find was this beautiful blue, gray, and gold tablecloth. This was the inspiration for the egg colors.

blue gray and gold table cloth

I had a few paper mache eggs and pastel plastic eggs I had purchased at Michaels.

Paper mache egg peach plastic egg

They all received 2 coats of Plaid Martha Stewart Crafts Paint. These Martha Stewart paints are pretty amazing. They are multi-surface paints (paper, wood, plastic, glass, etc.)! I chose three metallic paints in Sterling, Gold, and Yellow Gold, and two satin paints in Surf and Chestnut Brown.

Martha Stewart Paint_ Eggs

Once all the eggs were painted they were speckled with the Chestnut Brown. The easiest way to speckle something is to dip an old toothbrush into paint and then run your finger across the bristles to create the a speckled effect. My son was not too pleased to see his Diego toothbrush coated in paint!

brow paint for speckles (1024x683)

The eggs were gathered together, nestled in Spanish moss, and perched on top of mercury glass pillars and holders.

Robin's Egg

I love the blend of blue with the two metallic gold shades and silver! It’s pretty, soft and shiny all at once! They work beautifully together!

gilded and speckled eggs

How are you decorating for Easter this year?  If you need more Easter & Spring ideas you might enjoy Easter Egg Brownie Pops, and the Décor Crafts Tab up top!

Kim

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Comments

  1. I love this! Like you, I’m not a huge fan of cliche Easter decor…but this is simple and elegant!

  2. I was heading upstairs to go craft SOMETHING? (as yet to be determined) when I saw this pop up on fb. They turned out so beautifully. Very elegant. Love the soft sheen of the metallics. What a gorgeous display. Happy Spring =)

  3. GORGEOUS Kim!!

  4. These are really cute, I love the speckled ones!

  5. Cute speckled eggs!

  6. What a beautiful look…love it. I’m so glad I found your blog via Addicts Anonymous. I am now a new follower so we can stay connected. I would love if you would stop by and follow too. Lori

  7. Completely adorable!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  8. So pretty! I hadn’t planned on doing much to decorate for Easter but I may just have to try this!

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

  9. P.S. I want that table cloth!!

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

  10. Love the look of these eggs…and their pretty display. I am looking for ways to transform some pastel colored plastic eggs…and may need to try this.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Fabulous idea! I love the colors.

  12. Those turned out beautifully!

  13. Kim, those are beautiful! you crafty girls are so good at coming up with ideas for holidays. That is a gorgeous centerpiece with the eggs.

    Thank you so much for coming by & being happy with me. I am so excited to get into this house & start the reno process. xoxo

  14. I love those eggs! You are so smart to use crafting eggs instead of the real things:) They are so bright and fun, I’m sure they will work for may years to come.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

  15. Update: I made these today and I am so happy with how they turned out! I am going to show them on the blog this week and feature your post. Thanks for the inspiration!

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

  16. Kim, what beautiful eggs and the perfect palette of colors and metallics!

  17. I love this project! Your blog is beautiful. Look forward to seeing more :)

    ox
    Jenelle

  18. I love this project! Your blog is beautiful. Look forward to seeing more :)

    ox
    Jenelle

  19. I don’t have children so I am always on the lookout for a more “elegant” Easter look, and this is definitely it! Beautifully done and so easy. I will try to get these paints in time for this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Happy Easter!

  20. This is a breath of fresh air! Your whole tablescape is so elegant and appealing—the kind of classy decoration that Easter deserves. I agree with your first statement.

  21. Can you please share the maker of that tablecloth? It would be perfect in my dining room.
    Thanks!

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