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Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

I couldn’t wait to get started on Easter crafts this year.  I saw some real concrete eggs on Pinterest and thought, I could make that with foam!  Turns out, it was so much easier than mixing and molding concrete!

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Eggs: 2.5″ x 3″ (or really any size)
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish® Paintable Coating
  • Faux Concrete Paint
  • Gold Leafing
  • Sandpaper
  • Wire Card Holder Pick (optional)

Instructions:

I started off by wanting my eggs to serve as place card holders, so to make them stand up, cut the bottoms off using a serrated knife.  If you’re planning to arrange them in a bowl or vase, you can skip this step so they have a true egg shape.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

Now it’s time to add your smooth finish to create a paintable surface.  I used my fingers and pressed it into the foam.  For this project, I only used one coat of the smooth finish.  Once you’re finished let it dry for 3 -4 hours.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

After it has dried completely, I lightly went over it with some sandpaper. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth since we’re putting the concrete paint on next.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

It’s time to add our concrete paint!  I only needed to add one layer of paint since it’s pretty thick.  Let dry for an hour.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

I wanted to add a decorative touch with the gold finishing to the bottom. To do this, just lightly brush on a layer of gold paint or liquid gilding.  I think it adds the perfect touch.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

You can stop here or if you want your eggs to be a place holder, once the gold paint is dry you can add your wire place card holders to the center of the eggs.  Unlike real concrete, you can still pick into the foam!

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

Now you have some beautiful custom place card holders for your Easter table setting!

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

Also, if you decide you want your eggs to stand after you’re completely finished but you didn’t cut a flat spot?  Have no fear…you can still press the eggs down on a hard surface to create a flat spot for them to stand on.

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

These concrete eggs are seriously one of my favorite crafts I’ve done this year. They look so pretty!

Faux Concrete Easter Eggs

Either one of these eggs will be perfect for your Easter table setting or to just decorate with!

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