Time for another secret: I have a larger-than-I-would-like-to-admit spray paint collection in our workshop which includes several cans that were purchased (with good crafting intentions) but never used.
Here is one of those cans.
Long before the days of Pinterest, I came across a blog post that described how to age a terra cotta pot using stone effect spray paint. Great idea, it just never happened. But, that’s okay because this spray paint was destined for greater things!
To make your own “stone effect” eggs you will need:
- Eggs (I used Styrofoam eggs from Dollarama)
- Stone Effect spray paint (this was from Michael’s but I have seen it at all major home reno stores, too)
Spray your eggs with the stone effect paint. Start far away and move closer once you establish how much comes out when it is sprayed.
It helps if they are in or on something that can hold them in place because the force of the spray (and spray-back when it ricochets off the eggs – watch out!) moves the eggs around.
Leave them to dry for the recommended time. You will be tempted to try to speed up the process. Don’t. Your fingers will look like they’re covered in popcorn and you will remove the texture from those spots.
Turn them over and spray any areas that were missed.
Repeat until you are satisfied with the overall appearance.
Then, take your eggs around the yard and photograph them in places where eggs do not belong!
You could stop there, or, if you want to add more colour and dimension to your eggs, add some speckles!
Using watered-down tan acrylic paint and a small spray bottle, I misted the eggs from a distance to add speckles. So easy!
I would have liked my eggs to look like robin’s eggs, but this is what happened when I went a little overboard with blue spray paint.
The paint bubbled and then ate away at the bottom of the egg! Oops! That’s why I only have 7 eggs,
Who knew that stone effect spray paint would make Styrofoam eggs look so authentic?
Thanks for visiting! I hope I have inspired you to put your own spin on decorating eggs this year!