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DIY Gilded Easter Eggs

These gorgeous gilded Easter eggs are perfect for decorating your home with modern style.

Gilded Easter Egg on white background

I’m always looking for more adult ways to decorate for the holidays. Not that I don’t love my cutesy decorations that I’ve collected, though! But sometimes I want to add a touch of elegance to certain areas of my home.

What I love about these gilded Easter eggs is that they are a classic Easter decoration. But the fancy metallic accents and bold vibrant colors make them perfect for modern decorating.

Though these eggs look very artistic and fancy, you will find that they are actually some of the easiest crafts to make! Much like my decoupaged eggs are, too!

Gilded Easter Egg on white background

You might enjoy these other cool ways to color Easter eggs, too! Such as tissue paper dyed eggs and Kool-aid dyed eggs.

Helpful Hints

  • Yes, you can use real eggs. In fact, that’s how I tested this project in the first place. However, I can’t speak to the safety of using the products on edible eggs. And, these are so beautiful you probably don’t want them to be destroyed after someone peels their egg!
  • You might want to gently rough up the white wooden egg with some sandpaper if you find the paint is not sticking.
  • Chalk paint is excellent to use to give a matte finish underneath. Plus, it will adhere to a painted surface, such as the ready-made white wooden eggs, if they have a varnish to them.
  • Using gold leaf flakes is less expensive and easier than using gold leaf sheets. However, if you already have gold leaf sheets at home, feel free to use those.
  • You can also use silver leaf flakes or bronze leaf flakes for a different gilding color.
Gilded Easter Egg close up on white background

How to Make Gilded Easter Eggs


Gilded Easter Egg Supplies


Step 1:

Paint the white egg. I used a Tiffany-blue colored teal to really stand out with the gold leaf. This could take 3 coats of paint. Let dry completly.

Gilded Easter Egg Step 2

Step 2:

With the brush, add a thin layer of Mod Podge over the egg.

Gilded Easter Egg Step 4

Step 3:

While the Mod Podge is still wet, apply the gold leaf. Using 1 sheet of gold leaf, break off pieces and adhere to the Mod Podge. Or, use gold leaf flakes.

You will want to allow some of the paint to show through for the gilded effect.

Gilded Easter Egg Step 3

Step 4:

Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the gold leaf. Let dry completely.

You can continue to add layers of gold leaf if you would like. However, be sure to apply a layer of Mod Podge, then gold leaf flakes, then another layer of Mod Podge as in the previous step.

Gilded Easter Egg Step 5

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Marsha Heskett

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Exquisite!!! Luuuv these! Thanks for sharing & your ❤️

Single Girls DIY

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Thank you!!!