DIY Faux Sugar Decorative Eggs for Easter

Sugar Easter decorative eggs were one of my favorites gifts to receive as a child growing up in a small town in the midwest.
It not only meant a beautiful and delicate gift for me, but a trip into downtown Cincinnati with my grandmother.  Both were special treats.  I decided to make a fun and beautiful Easter craft – my own decorative eggs to place on display!  Granted these are not made of sugar, but they are created in a similar style.

Faux-sugar-Easter-decorative-eggs-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own faux sugar decorative eggs:

Draw an opening on the egg. Using the hobby knife, carefully cut open the egg. Repeat for as many eggs as you are creating.

Easter Craft EggsBrush on a layer of Mod Podge. Tear tissue paper into small pieces and place a layer of tissue on the egg. Coat the exterior with Mod Podge – let dry between layers.

To add extra shimmer, dip the Mod Podge into glitter and brush on the egg. Note: when working with tissue paper and Mod Podge, make sure you pour the Mod Podge in a separate container, as the color from the tissue paper will bleed.

Mod Podge eggCover the entire decorative eggs with Mod Podge, tissue paper and glitter.  Allow the decorative eggs to dry completely before adding the clay pieces.

Mod Podged eggs with Tissue paperI used cake decorating tools to create the detailed work similar to that of real sugar eggs. I thought if they worked on sugar paste and fondant, they would be great with clay. I was very pleased with the results.

detail from toolsTo create the clay pieces:

Make sure you condition the clay according to the directions on the packaging.  I made basic shapes out of clay for the bases of the decorative eggs.  You can create any shapes, colors and techniques you would like for the bases – have fun playing around!

Clay componentsMaking all the components are not as difficult as they look.  They take a little time to make, but the results are well worth all the effort.

polymer clay vines and leaves

 

DIY bell flowers out of clay

 

tiny flowers out of clay

 

 

make a polymer clay bunny for easterThis is a detailed shot of the bunny – I added whiskers, tiny black balls for the eyes and a pink dot for the nose.

easter bunny out of clayBake the pieces in your oven at 275 degrees, and follow the manufacturer’s directions on the packaging. Once the pieces are cooled, you can glue them into place.

Faux-sugar-Easter-decorative-eggs-Crafts-Unleashed-2There you have it – a handmade polymer clay bunny trio and cute faux sugar decorative eggs for Easter.  Make one or make a whole village!

About NikiMeiners

Niki is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional. Visit her site at www.365daysofcrafts.com or her blog, Niki Meiners – Live a Life Handmade at www.nikimeiners.wordpress.com

Comments

  1. These are so cute. We used to have them around when I was a child, I guess they must have broken. These are a great substitute! ;-)

  2. Amazing! Love the faux sugar eggs!

  3. Oh, my, Niki – this is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Sugar coated cuteness with a cherry on top. I want to yank out my Sculpey and make em all!

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  5. way way way too cute!

  6. Niki, these are awesome! The faux sugar eggs are cute, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bunnies. They’re so expressive. :-)

  7. These are simply precious!!

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