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Say Bye-Bye to Dye! Introducing Painted Papier-Mache Easter Eggs

Instead of dyeing your Easter eggs this year, try painting them! They'll add a modern pop of color to your Easter decor and last for years to come.

Paint Dipped Easter Eggs

Do you look forward to decorating Easter eggs each year as much as I do? The only problem I have with egg decorating is the eggs last only for a couple weeks -- then you have to throw away your pretty creations and start over again next year! This Easter, I'm skipping the hard-boiled eggs and trying out some new egg-decorating techniques that can be enjoyed year after year. These painted eggs use two of my favorite craft supplies -- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints and papier-mache eggs. The juxtaposition of the kraft paper with a vibrant paint color gives the eggs a modern and fresh feel. Plus they'll look just as great next year!

Supplies

Materials

- Papier-mache eggs

- Thin masking tape

- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint (I used these colors: Diving Board, Emerald City, Mermaid Teal, Pumpkin, and Magenta Rose)

- Foam brush

Step 1

Step 1:

Tape off the bottom half of the egg with a piece of masking tape. Position the tape at an angle to get a more modern look. Smooth the bottom edge of the tape down with your fingernail to ensure that no paint seeps through.

 

Step 2

Step 2:

Use your brush to apply an even layer of paint to the bottom part of the egg. Let dry completely and add a second coat.

Step 3

Step 3:

Carefully peel away the masking tape to reveal your finished egg!

Paint Dipped Easter Eggs

I hope you round up your favorite colors of Martha Stewart craft paint and give these a try this Easter!

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About the Author

Haeley Giambalvo

Haeley Giambalvo is the founder of Design Improvised -- a blog focused on easy home decor and entertaining projects that make a big impact. Almost all the projects on her blog can be completed in less than an hour for $20 or less. Haeley is passionate about any craft involving pom-poms or balloons. Her idea to combine the two to make pom-pom balloons was the best decision she ever...

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