How to make Foil Covered Easter Eggs!

With Easter is just around the corner, I thought I’d bring you a fun Easter craft that costs nearly nothing to make and is fun and easy to do!  How about foil covered Easter eggs?

foil covered easter eggs

Pretty!  I’m a big fan of metallics, and when I discovered the art of burnishing foil onto things, it came to mind that this process might just work well on Easter eggs!

foil covered easter eggs

So, I gathered up my supplies.  For this project I used:

Hardboiled eggs
Aluminum Foil (regular)
Acrylic Paints

foil covered easter eggs

Begin by cutting an oval out of the aluminum foil that is large enough to encompass the egg without too much extra foil.  (Use your least favorite scissors for this as foil will dull them pretty quickly).

foil covered easter eggs

Here is my egg wrapped in foil.  Not much to look at yet, but we are going to do some magic here!

foil covered easter eggs

I used the handle of my good scissors to start burnishing the foil onto the egg.  For this you can use any hard tool such as the handle of a butter knife, or even the end of a paintbrush.  I used my handy-dandy quilting scissors. Simply rub the foil with the hard tool until it smooths out onto the egg.  This takes a bit of practice because you will need to push a little, but don’t want to crack the egg.

foil covered easter eggs

You will notice that the egg has a definite front and back.  That is okay, though.  Once the acrylic paint is added, it looks beautiful either way.

foil covered easter eggs

Once all the eggs are covered in foil, you can either stop here, or go to the next step!

foil covered easter eggs

Why, we are going to paint it of course!  Grab some acrylic paints and go for it!  I painted one side of each egg, let it dry and then painted the opposite side.

foil covered easter eggs

No two eggs are alike and they are all fit for a pretty Easter basket!

foil covered easter eggs

In fact, I put two of them in the hubby’s lunch box this morning.  I would love to see his face when he opens his lunch box in front of the guys.  Bet I get a phone call!  LOL!

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  • Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed March 20, 2016, 3:27 pm

    These are super cute. Thank you for sharing at The DIY Collective! Would love to see you back this Thursday at 6am EST to see what you have been up to!

  • Monique March 17, 2016, 1:47 pm

    Could you do this with plastic eggs?

  • Anonymous March 14, 2016, 6:35 pm

    So cute!

  • Lee MacArthur March 14, 2016, 2:50 pm

    This is terrific. I love the idea of creating such beautiful Easter eggs.

  • Mitzi March 21, 2015, 10:45 am

    This is by far the best Easter Egg idea I’ve ever seen! Super cute and clever, and I can’t wait to make a few with my kids at the Smith House. Happy Easter!

  • T'onna @ USS Crafty March 21, 2015, 2:21 am

    These eggs are so pretty! What great idea!

  • Erlene March 18, 2015, 12:55 am

    I love these foil colored eggs! Would love if you shared this on the Spring Craft Easter Blog Hop.

  • Fabiola Garcia March 17, 2015, 11:28 pm

    Beautiful I love it, great proyect to do with my grandchildrens. Coming from Monday Funday

  • Ashley March 17, 2015, 10:06 pm

    Hi! Stopping by from Craft Allie’s Worthwhile Wednesdays! These are so cool! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jenise April 17, 2014, 10:05 pm

    Hi Suzy,
    These eggs are magnificent! I totally love them so I thought I’d drop you a note to let you know that I’ve featured this project on http://www.DIYFunIdeas.com, a hub for only the really cool DIY stuff. The direct URL to the post is http://diyfunideas.com/diy-foil-easter-eggs/

    Thanks so much. Totally love it!! ~Jenise

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