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Plants on Pink Easter Eggs - Painted Spun Cotton Eggs

Plants on Pink Easter Eggs - DIY Craft Tutorial

 

Today I'm making some handpainted Plants on Pink Easter eggs!  

These fun eggs are inspired by the @plantsonpink Instagram sensation.  There truly is something irresistible about that combination of the perfect shade of Millennial Pink and somewhat bohemian bits of greenery.  It's a fun project that satisfies the desire of putting pink and green together, and lets you doodle leafy designs to your heart's content.  

I'm using 58mm spun cotton eggs, available here.

Supplies:

  • Spun cotton eggs
  • Several small paintbrushes (liner and flat)
  • Acrylic craft paint in a variety of pinks and greens, as well as yellow for highlights.
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Styrofoam block

 

 

Step 1: Mix up some Millennial Pink!  Here's my recipe: 3 parts Martha Stewart "Ballet Slipper," 1 part Americana "Poodle Skirt," 1 part Americana "Natural Buff," and 1 part Martha Stewart "Porcelain Doll."  Add a small amount of water to the paint mixture, and blend well.

Step 2: Insert a bamboo skewer into the spun cotton egg, using it as a handle. Paint the entire egg pink, and insert the skewer into a styrofoam block to hold the egg until it is completely dry.

Step 3: Begin decorating!  You may want to test some designs on paper before painting the eggs, or use photos for reference.  Start with one shade of green, and then accent with different shades or tones.  Yellow or sage makes a lovely highlight color, and a darker pink can be a fun accent.  

Products Featured in this Tutorial: 

58mm Spun Cotton Egg:

1 comment

  • Edith: May 04, 2017

    I love doing DIY. Can you please send me Christmas DIY so I can do with my grandchildren!!!!!!

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