Hi, guys! It's Mandi. This spring Easter egg display might be a wee bit heavy on the "punny," sure, but at least it's also a bit nontraditional! I don't love decorating my home in colors usually found in a baby's nursery, so putting decor up for Easter is always a bit tricky. Bunnies, chicks, and pastels, oh my! Well, this year I decided to dye eggs in jewel tones, instead of pastels, and display them in a quirky, minimal way. Check out my instructions below for making your own similar Easter egg display!Supplies:
-12 gauge galvanized steel wire (I found mine at the hardware store for $5, and only used about 1/3 of it)
-copper spray paint (Primer is optional, but advisable if you plan on reusing these year after year)
-a few small pieces of duct tape
-dyed eggs (I wouldn't recommend eating these after painting the shell)
-gold leaf paint
Step One: Cut a piece of wire to be about 18"-24" in length, tape the end of it down onto the bottle of paint, and tightly wrap the wire around the bottle, forming a spring shape.
Step Two: Remove the wire from the paint bottle, and trim either end of it to make it the size you want. Keep in mind, if the spring is too tall, it will cause the egg to topple over. I made my springs a variety of heights, to up the quirky ante. Step Three: Holding the spring at either end, twist it so that the middle section becomes more narrow. You might need to fidget with it a little bit to keep the spring straight.
Step Four: Paint the springs with a few light coats of paint. Too much paint will cause the springs to stick to the painting surface, which will cause the paint to peel off when you move the springs. I used primer because I plan to use these springs again year after year and want to ensure the paint sticks for good! Step Five: Use a paintbrush and gold leaf paint to draw letters on each egg. You can practice on paper if you're nervous, but I found I got the best brush strokes when I didn't hesitate. Paint with confidence! If you mess up, just flip the egg around and work on the other side. (That's what I did!) I arranged the springs randomly on the top of my china cabinet and carefully placed the painted eggs on top. You may need to tweak the springs a bit if they show a tendency to lean one way or another.That's all there is to it! Could there be a simpler Easter decor project? I can't stop thinking about what this would look like with black eggs, though. You should give it a try, and show us how they look!
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Spring of the Signature Collection.