with easter a couple of weeks away, i wanted to share some project ideas this week that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. the pastel palette of spring is the perfect time to use the lighter colors of distress to create these shabby decor accents. today we’re going to add a little vintage sparkle to plain paper mache’ eggs using distress paint and glitter. it’s super simple with stunning results – let’s get started…t!m
- surfaces: paper mache’ eggs
- distress paint: spun sugar, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, milled lavender
- distress glitter: spun sugar, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, victorian velvet
- adhesive: glue n’ seal (matte)
- tools: craft pick
- misc: plastic containers
step 1: start by gathering your colors of distress paint and glitter.
step 2: shake the distress paint and paint the paper mache’ eggs using the dabber.
step 3: paint two coats of paint to create a shabby effect (allowing some of the kraft color to come through) and allow paint to dry completely.
step 4: insert a craft pick into the bottom of the egg to make it easier to hold.
step 5: paint a medium layer of glue n’ seal over the entire egg using the included brush. *note: make sure you have plenty of adhesive covering the entire surface.
step 6: place the egg over a plastic container and completely cover the entire egg with distress glitter.
step 7: let egg dry on craft pick for about 5 minutes and then carefully remove and place into the container to allow it to dry completely for about 15-30 minutes.
step 8: once eggs are completely dry, carefully tap off excess glitter into container and pour distress glitter back into jars – that’s it!