Learn how to glitter eggs with this easy, fast, and inexpensive step by step tutorial! DIY glitter Easter eggs are a fun addition to your spring decorations. The simple Easter craft project comes together in minutes using glitter, glue, and eggs.
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Glitter Easter egg tutorial
Glitter eggs are a fun way to add some seasonal decor to your home and Easter brunch table. I love using my homemade glitter Easter all around the house as part of my Easter decor. They can be a centerpiece on your table or used for other projects, like wreaths or garlands.
For other fun Easter decorations, be sure and check out our eggshell candles, gold leaf Easter eggs, and easy hyacinth arrangement.
Materials for glitter eggs
As long as you have eggs and glitter, you’ll probably already have everything else needed for this easy Easter craft project.
- Eggs: I used real chicken eggs, but you have many more options. See my tips below.
- White craft glue: Any white craft glue will work, e.g. Modge Podge, Elmer’s School Glue, or PVA Glue.
- Fine glitter: I bought this set of glitter. Each vial is enough to glitter two eggs. You can also mix extra fine glitter and larger glitter particles to create more visual interest.
- Finishing spray or clear varnish (optional) to seal the glitter eggs.
Next, collect the following supplies:
- Soft brush: A flat soft brush is best to cover the eggs in glue.
- Spoon: I used these wooden spoons. Of course, regular spoons or plastic spoons are also fine.
- Small, shallow bowls: Use one bowl for each glitter color. I used small ceramic bowls, but plastic or paper bowls will work, too.
- Paper towels or wax paper to dry the glitter eggs.
What eggs can I use for glitter eggs
You can glitter all sorts of eggs. Here are some ideas:
- Real bird eggs are perfect for making glitter Easter eggs. Use chicken or duck eggs for regularly sized Easter eggs. Try goose eggs if you want to make large glitter Easter eggs or ostrich eggs for jumbo glitter Easter eggs. Quail eggs are excellent for mini glitter Easter eggs.
- Wood eggs – Wooden eggs are very durable and will last many years. I recommend painting the eggs white before glittering as the wood color can peak through.
- Plastic eggs – Plastic eggs are readily available and come in an array of colors. Aside from making plastic glitter Easter eggs, they can also be used to make glitter-filled Easter eggs.
- Foam eggs – Foam eggs are useful for making lightweight eggs for hanging or creating Easter treat boxes.
To stay safe, only glitter eggs that aren’t meant for consumption. Craft glue isn’t toxic, but you still wouldn’t want it on anything edible.
How to make glitter Easter eggs
Let’s make glitter Easter eggs! Follow these simple instructions for how to glitter eggs:
- Prep work. Fill glitter into small shallow bowls. Use one bowl for each color.
- Coat in glue. Using a soft, flat brush, cover the egg in craft glue. Brush on enough glue to coat the entire surface but not so much that it’s dripping. The best way to apply the glue is by holding and rotating the eggs between two fingers.
- Glitter. Place the coated egg in the bowl. Spoon glitter over the egg and roll in the glitter until the entire surface is covered in glitter. You want to glitter eggs immediately after coating, so the glitter sticks and the glue doesn’t dry.
- Let dry. Transfer the glittered egg onto a piece of wax paper or paper towel. Let dry to the touch, for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Shake off any excess glitter back into the bowl to use again.
- Fix bare spots. Apply glue to any blank spots and cover in glitter. Allow to dry.
- Seal (optional). Spray the eggs with finishing spray to make sure the glitter stays on. This step is optional. Without the sealant, some of the glitter will come off.
- Clean up. Lastly, transfer any leftover glitter back into the container for future projects. I used a tiny spoon and simply spooned the glitter back into the storage jars. And don’t forget to rinse the brushes with plenty of warm water to remove the glue.
- Color: You can get creative with the color scheme. If you prefer an elegant look, stick to 3 to 4 colors and use related hues (e.g. light and dark blue). Gold, silver, or bronze glitter can give the DIY glitter eggs an elegant feel.
- Egg size: Mixing differently sized eggs creates visual interest.
- Easy cleanup: Fine glitter tends to get everywhere. I really mean everywhere. To avoid a huge mess, cover the work surface with old newspaper and have a vacuum cleaner nearby to vacuum any glitter spills. If you do this project with kids, shake off their clothes in the tub or shower to catch the glitter.
How to display DIY Easter eggs
Wondering how to decorate your home with your homemade glitter Easter eggs? I’ve gathered together a few ideas to get you started:
- Easter basket: This one is a classic. Having a basket full of sparkly eggs will cheer up your space. Simply line a basket with hay or crinkle paper and bed the eggs atop.
- Tablescape: Another fun idea is to make the homemade glitter eggs part of your Easter tablescape. You can put the eggs into eggcups, arrange them around a vase, or use them for place settings.
- Display bowl: Another super simple home decor idea: Put the DIY Easter eggs into a pretty bowl, fill the gaps with fresh flowers, and you have a quick coffee table display.
- Wreath: Greet your guest with a colorful wreath on your front door and create a pretty DIY spring wreath with glitter eggs. Use hot glue to attach the eggs to the wreath base and add flowers or other spring decor between the eggs.
- Garland: If you need a pretty spring decoration for the mantle, string the eggs on a piece of ribbon or twine to create an Easter egg garland.
- Hanging ornaments: Another idea is to decorate branches in a vase with Easter eggs. I love decorating with blooming stems. Cut fresh branches from a garden or pick up some twigs on your next shopping trip. Many flower shops offer forsythia, cherry, quince, or crabapple stems. Put the branches into a vase. Then simply glue a piece of twine onto the eggs and hang it on the branches.
How are you planning to use these gorgeous DIY Easter eggs? Share your ideas below!
How to store glitter eggs
When it’s time to stow away Easter decorations, pack your homemade glitter Easter eggs in egg cartons, plastic cups, or Tupperware lined with paper towels. An ornament storage bag would also be a great option to store glitter eggs securely.
More Easter decorating ideas
If you like these glitter eggs for Easter, you’ll also enjoy some of our other Easter craft projects and spring decorating ideas:
- Eggshell candles
- Easter soap
- Gold Leaf Easter eggs
- Easter printable bundle
- speckled egg bath bombs
- Easy hyacinth arrangement
- Pastel spring flower arrangement