Hi friends! I know it’s been a while but I’m back with a last minute Easter egg DIY, since it’s now less than a week away! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to decorating eggs each year! It’s become a tradition here on the blog and one that I very much enjoy keeping going. My most popular easter egg diy is still the nail polish marble eggs, which are so fun to try!
This year, I’m drawing inspiration for easter eggs from geodes!
I’m certain you’ve seen geodes displayed on desserts recently via pinterest and instagram!
Geodes are gorgeous so it’s no wonder they’ve become so trendy in creative world. From the crystal details, color varieties and the good energy they’re known to carry, I’m totally down with all the geode love!
Did you know rose quartz is known to carry positive energy and promote love, while amethyst can rid a space of negative energy?! I couldn’t think of a better reason to decorate my eggs with both!
Now to be honest I kind of just winged this DIY. I really wasn’t sure how the geode eggs would turn out, but with my hot glue gun, I was able to create a quick design resembling the marvelous little stones using the supplies I had on hand.
To create the look of the amethyst and rose quartz, I dyed my clear rock sugar crystals (rock candy) purple and pink with gel food coloring and a few drops of vodka. Once dry, I went to work shaping them with a hot glue gun and finished each geode egg with a little gold paint. Hot glue is certainly not required for this project but I like using it because it dries so fast! The fast drying time means you can complete the geode eggs quickly, for last-minute Easter decor.
Press play to see just how simple it is to make these eggs! I even got some help from my little ones in the process. Turns out, this is a great project for kiddos too!
Can’t wait to get these beauties on display on Easter sunday!
GEODE EASTER EGGS – DIY
Boiled or faux white eggs
Loose Pink, Purple and White rock sugar crystals (or rock candy). You can break them off of rock candy, buy them bagged or make your own. To make your own, you’ll mix a few drops of gel food coloring with a few drops of vodka. Drop the clear rock crystals into the colored mix, stir around and then place the dyed crystals on a paper towel to dry.
Hot glue gun (or glue of choice)
Acrylic Pink Paint. I use Martha Stewart Crafts. Rose Gold
Squeeze a dab of hot glue into the center of a boiled egg.
Moving quickly, take one of the colored sugar crystals and place it on the glue dab to create the start of the geode design.
Add another dab of glue followed by a sugar crystal to increase the size of the colored center of the geode.
Continue adding more glue dabs and colored sugar crystals until the desired look of the geode center is achieved. I used about 7 colored crystals for the center of mine.
Once you’ve completed the colored center of the geode, use the same technique with hot glue to attach clear sugar crystals around the outside of the colored geode shape.
Continue adding more clear sugar crystals and glue to the egg until you’ve created an oval like decorative shape on each egg. Or any other shape you’ve chosen to make.
Once all desired crystals have been attached to the egg, paint the outer edge (bottom) of the clear sugar crystals with gold paint.
Allow 15 minutes to dry.
Repeat these steps to make as many of the geode eggs in the colors and shapes you desire!
I assure you they’ll look gorgeous displayed as an Easter place setting, decoratively in a basket or dish!
Note: Although these eggs are beautiful to display, I would not recommend eating because of the glue and paint.
What’s your favorite way to decorate eggs? Do you like to keep them simple or go all out like me? Comment below to share and thanks as always for reading!
I’ve got a sweet recipe on the way next! I also linked all the supplies I used to make and display the eggs below!
Geode Easter Eggs was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All rights reserved. 2018.