After painting my bathroom counter top to look like real granite, I thought I would try the same technique on plastic eggs. I google’d and pin’d the heck out of “Faux Granite Eggs” and have yet to see one tutorial on them so success: a never-been-done project which is so stinkin’ rare these days, lol!
Faux Granite Eggs:
Yea or nay??
Kristi was skeptical when I told her my idea but, I like them. They have a natural look to them, like the light, breezy look versus the typical colorful Easter scheme.
Anyway, love it or hate it, here’s my tutorial for faux granite eggs. And the best part is you need little supplies and probably have everything on hand.
- Plastic eggs.
- Acrylic paint: Black, Cream, Tan, Brown, clear glitter.
- Sponge (scrunched plastic bag will work too)
- Paint eggs black, let dry.
- Starting with tan, sponge the egg allover until it’s evenly distributed.
- Repeat with chocolate and then cream to bring out lighter tones.
- Sponge on glitter after all 3 colors are dry to give it a true granite look.
- Shredded book pages make a great jar fillers for eggs.
- Unraveled twine or hemp mimics the look of a real nest.