Tuesday, March 19, 2013

[Make] Translucent Glitter Eggs

Since Easter will be here in less than two weeks, I thought it was probably a good time to decorate some eggs. I've had this idea in mind for a couple of years and I'm so glad that I finally got around to doing it!

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How to Make Translucent Epson Salt Glitter Eggs

Materials Needed:
clear plastic eggs (I used these clear ones from Oriental Trading)
colored epson salt "glitter" - tutorial here
small cups
small foam or paint brush
tray or shirt box to capture the mess


Pour your epson salt "glitter" into 2 small cups. Here's the tutorial on how to color the epson salt.

Using a small brush, coat your egg with mod podge.
Place glue-coated egg in one cup and pour the contents of the other cup on top.
Then slowly transfer the egg and glitter from one cup to the other until the egg is sufficiently covered in glitter.

Remove the egg and set it aside. Let it dry completely. To minimize the mess, I used a shirt box to hold my eggs.

When the glue is completely dry, gently tap to remove the excess glitter.

Head outside and spray the eggs with clear acrylic sealer. You may want to do this a couple of times, letting the sealer dry between each coat. This will help keep the glitter in place and ensure less mess in the future.

They're pretty on their own...

And even more eye-catching at night with illumination.
I used battery-powered votives to light up this bowl of eggs.

I have another epson salt "glitter" project that I'm working on. It's a little less "holiday" and is something that can be used throughout the year.

Hope you're having a nice day!