distress glitter eggs…

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comwith 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

supplies used:

  •  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

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 1: start by gathering your colors of distress paint and glitter.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 2: shake the distress paint and paint the paper mache’ eggs using the dabber.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 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.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 4: insert a craft pick into the bottom of the egg to make it easier to hold.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 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.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 6: place the egg over a plastic container and completely cover the entire egg with distress glitter.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 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.

Distress Glitter Eggs by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.comstep 8: once eggs are completely dry, carefully tap off excess glitter into container and pour distress glitter back into jars – that’s it!

Spun Sugar Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Shabby Shutters Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Tumbled Glass Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Milled Lavender Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Spun Sugar Glitter (SSS|IE)
Shabby Shutters Glitter (IE|SSS)
Victorian Velvet Glitter (SSS|IE)
Matte Glue N Seal (SSS|IE)
Craft Pick (IE|SSS)
Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

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135 Comments to “distress glitter eggs…”

  1. Gabby says:

    Pretty pastel, shabby-style sparkly eggs! 🙂

  2. supercute and simple 🙂

  3. Gigi B. says:

    Now that is the kind of project I like…..easy, and classy too.

  4. Zoe Hillman says:

    These are absolutely delicious! I love love love distress glitter and over the kraft eggs it looks awesome! Great trick using the craft pick. 🙂

  5. Nana says:

    So cute.

  6. Pam Bray says:

    Cute eggs, love the glitter

  7. Lisa Duggin says:

    Would be at home in an elegant basket as well at that vintage truck. Blessings, Lisa

  8. Danee says:

    Love these. I have a few projects in mind for Easter but now you have given me more insertion and fodder..thanks as always.

  9. Jeri B. says:

    What a great idea.Thank you.

  10. Wilma Fox says:

    Very charming and vintage project, reminds me of my childhood, we had pastel painted Easter Eggs which we would find in the backyard.

  11. Queen Mary says:

    I completely LOVE these eggs and they will look glorious in my Waterford bowl this year!

  12. SBOBET says:

    This is a very good article. Thank you for a great information.

  13. Linda Gilliam says:

    These eggs are spectacular and even more so in the
    stupendous vintage truck!Al

  14. Lagene says:

    Awesome glitter eggs!

  15. Linda S. says:

    They’re beautiful. My granddaughters will love making these.

  16. Kelly Karas says:

    Great combination of pastel glitter and vintage patina

  17. Kathy Eddy says:

    These are just precious! And so simple!

  18. Tammy spencer says:

    Love the eggs. So fun! Love the tin truck too.

  19. Delightful project and yummy colors!

  20. Robin Higgins says:

    Love the colors and the glitter!

  21. LindaB says:

    What lovely Easter eggs!

  22. How fabby are these!!!!!

  23. Terri W says:

    What a great idea!

  24. Jennifer Dunlap says:

    Gonna try these with my niece, such a great idea! Thanks Tim!

  25. Dona S says:

    Do you make an 8 ft. x 10 ft. craft sheet to put on the floor? Anytime I use glitter, EVERYTHING gets glittered….. and I like it ; – >

  26. Those are so wonderful, love the distressed Easter eggs and how you have them displayed in that lovely little vintage truck Tim! Thanks so much for sharing this great project.

  27. Wonderful way to do eggs…Love glitter and love all the colors.

  28. Linda Lee-Northrup says:

    How adorable. Love the distress glitter eggs in the vintage truck. What a great addition to your decor for Easter. Quick and easy when you have the wonderful collection of shabby vintage items such as yours T!m!!!
    Thanks once again for your inspiration. Linda in Canada

  29. Annie says:

    So pretty and fun and easy to create.
    Annie in DE

  30. Julia Aston says:

    So festive for Easter and spring! Love that metal truck!!

  31. Kay Mitchell says:

    Quiet simply – LOVE THEM – what a great idea to fill Easter baskets – thanks from my grandchildren! K

  32. Dottie in CT says:

    This is a perfect project and so quick and easy. Love the soft pastels!

  33. Beautiful and a great idea!!!

  34. Lois K. says:

    Eggs-cellent!

  35. These ROCK!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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