• a blank egg, like those pictured below, available here
• acrylic paint in white and other springtime colors of your choice
• a selection of Dresden foils and trims, available here and here
• springtime and Easter scraps, available here and here
• and of course glue, scissors and paint brushes
These German egg boxes are lined with pretty vintage floral paper, just like the papier mache eggs that have been enjoyed for generations.
Start out by painting both halves of the egg white to ensure your final color choice is vibrant. When dry, paint with color. Next step, glue on scrap images and Dresdens. When adding trim around the seam of the egg, take care to line the trims up precisely. And voila! Your egg is complete.
You can also add colored mica, elegant fabric trims, glitter, and a glossy glaze to your egg. If you add any gloss, be sure to do it before you apply Dresdens so as not to dull any of their luster and shine.
We chose birds and florals for this set of eggs, paired with powdery hues in pink, blue and mint.
Happy Spring and Happy Crafting!