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
- Wire Card Holder Pick (optional)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Now you have some beautiful custom place card holders for your Easter table setting!
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.
These concrete eggs are seriously one of my favorite crafts I’ve done this year. They look so pretty!
Either one of these eggs will be perfect for your Easter table setting or to just decorate with!
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