Lori Greco
Lori Greco
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  • Franklin, MA

Gold Dipped & Newspaper Eggs

$6
1 Hour
Easy

Here's a super easy way to transform those dollar store plastic eggs into beautiful, chic Easter decorations.
I am really loving the gold dipped trend. I figured I could do this technique on Easter eggs for a fun decoration. And I wanted to pair the gold with a contrasting material so I went with something we all have around the house, newspapers. Black, white & gold - so classic and yet so modern and chic. And since I have so, so many of those plastic eggs from our annual Easter egg hunts, I thought they would be the perfect eggs to transform. If I made mistakes, I had plenty more to work with.
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
The plastic eggs are already split in half - which makes this DIY project and the gold dipped technique so much easier to do.
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Here's the step-by-step easy instructions to these pretty dipped dyed gold eggs:
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
1. Gather your materials: plastic Easter eggs, newspaper, decoupage glue, small paint brush, gold metallic spray paint & scissors.
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
2. Separate the eggs and set one half of each aside. Then you'll need to glue the newspaper on to one half of each of the eggs. I found it was best to tear off pieces of the newspaper into approximately 1/2 pieces. The smaller pieces made it easier to attach to the oval shape of the eggs. I also only used pieces of newspaper that were black & white {no color printing} to keep that classic newspaper look.
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3. Be sure to use a generous amount of the decoupage glue. If you've never decoupaged anything before, it's a super easy and forgiving process. Spread a layer of glue under your piece you're attaching then also paint the glue on top of the paper too. So it works like a glue and a protective coat or sealer. Continue to layer the small pieces of newspaper until you cover the entire outer surface of the egg halves. I used the scissors only to cut a straight edge for any pieces the lined up along the bottom of the egg halves. Normally, I would just wrap the newspaper around to the inside of the eggs. But since we are putting these eggs back together at the end, I didn't want them to be too thick with newspaper that they didn't fit back together.
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
4. Meanwhile, arrange the opposite half of the eggs on a scrap piece of paper and spray a light coat of metallic gold on them. Add additional coats as needed. Let dry completely.
gold dipped newspaper eggs, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor
When the eggs are dry, put the halves back together and arrange them in a basket, a bowl or however you want to display your oh-so-trendy un-plastic eggs.
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  • Peggi Tebben
    on Mar 15, 2016

    Not loving the newspaper either.

  • Teri
    on Mar 24, 2016

    If newspaper isn't you thing, you could us the lace part of a paper doily.

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