Last year after Easter, I bought several bags of plastic eggs that were on sale for 75% off. I got my Easter decorations out a few days ago and have been looking at these bags of eggs wondering how I wanted to use some of them. I thought about spray painting and I’ve seen lots of beautifully painted speckled eggs. I decided to go a little different route with mine.
I love the look of sugar eggs and I knew just what I needed to get that look~Epsom Salt. I used some Epsom Salt for a Christmas Snowy Jar last year and I thought since it worked well for faux snow, it might work just as well for faux sugar.
- Plastic Eggs
- Epsom Salt
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Paper Bag
To keep the project from being a big ole mess, I used a brown paper bag for the Epsom Salt. I used about a cup.
I coated the plastic egg with Mod Podge, making sure not to put it on too thickly. Then, I dropped it into the bag. I twisted the top of the bag together and shook. These are complicated directions!
This was, like most of my projects, super easy to do. After shaking the bag and looking at the egg, if it had any uncovered spots, I just sprinkled more salt over it.
I let them dry which took an hour or so. I shook each one off to let any excess salt fall off.
Then, I tried them in a few different spots to see how they looked. I found this cute little ceramic bowl with a nest in it at Goodwill recently for about two dollars. I’m not sure where I’m going to use this yet, but I’m sure I’ll find a spot.
Since my dining room decor for Easter is done using pink and white, these pink eggs will fit right in. I’m using several pieces of milk glass on my table this year and these look pretty sitting in a couple of bowls, but, not quite what I wanted.
Not quite happy with how this looked, I left one egg in the bowl and added some silk flower blooms to the bowl.
While I had the Mod Podge out, I also made a few fabric covered eggs. I cut small strips of fabric and used Mod Podge on the egg and on top of the fabric. I sprinkled just a little Epsom Salt on these. I like how they look in this milk glass basket.
They are sitting on a small side table I have in the dining room.
Easter is about the only time of year in which I use any pink decor, but since it’s only out for about a month, I enjoy using it.
Have you used Epsom Salt for craft projects? I love the way it can make things look sparkly without being as likely to leave a trail behind the way glitter often does.