Altered Easter Egg

Altered Easter Egg

Get the look of vintage Easter decor with this simple Altered Easter Egg tutorial.  By taking an old metal egg and transforming it, you can have a beautiful gift or decoration that's perfect for the spring.  This beautiful altered egg makes a wonderful gift for a loved one, and when filled with yummy treats, is also great for kids of all ages.  A little bit of Mod Podge can go a long way with this vintage Easter egg tutorial.

altered easter egg

Materials:

  • Metal eggs
  • Spray paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Silver glitter
  • Bow and twine
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Embellishments (feathers, paper roses)

 

Instructions:

  1. I spray painted it to give it a good base coat. I just used a cream color.

    altered easter egg
     
  2. After the egg is dry, I covered it with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with a pretty silver glitter from Martha Stewart.  Just choose whatever color pleases you!
     
  3. A double bow on each side and tie it in the middle with twine.  Don't worry if it isn't perfect!

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  4. For this egg I did use my glue gun to adhere everything.  I love to layer my embellishments, so this is the order I built this egg in.  First hot glue the bow/twine to the egg.  I glued it a bit off center towards the fattest part of the egg.
     
  5. I cut 3 leaves using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe cartridge. 

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  6. I had a few feathers in my stash I knew I wanted to add.....after all it IS an egg! And a few acrylic pieces from Prima.  I like them because they add a subtle look to the egg without overpowering it.

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  7. And lastly, I add my flowers.  The flowers are once again from the Sizzix 3-D flowers die.

    altered easter egg

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