I like creating different and unique Easter eggs. Colorfully dyed or painted eggs are beautiful, but I like neutral and natural-looking Easter eggs as well. I used the FolkArtPainted Finishes moss kit and set out to make some DIY faux moss Easter eggs. Now they are one of my favorite Easter craft projects I have ever made!
DIY FAUX MOSS EASTER EGGS
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE FAUX MOSS PLASTIC EASTER EGGS
I used a really cool kit from FolkArt to create the faux moss finish on these eggs. If you can’t find this kit at your local craft store, I will include a link to purchase it from Amazon.
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- Plastic Easter eggs (these will need to be painted grey before starting this tutorial)
- FolkArt Painted Finishes – Moss
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HOW TO USE THE FOLKART MOSS KIT TO MAKE EASTER DECORATIONS
Watch this video to see how to create a faux moss finish using an easy two-step paint process. If you like this video, check out all the fun videos on my YouTube channel!
Faux Moss Easter Eggs
- If your eggs aren’t already a neutral color, you will need to give them all a base coat of paint. Let that base coat completely dry.
- Begin by dabbing on the lighter of the two shades of green in the moss kit. The paint already contains texture that will mimic real moss.
Don’t cover too much of the surface of the egg with the first color. You want the room to add darker green while still leaving some empty spaces where the base color is visible.
- After the lighter green color has dried, you can pounce on the darker green color.
Again, be sure to leave some bare spots to make the finish look as realistic as possible. You can always look up pictures of pieces of moss growing on rocks to give you inspiration for your painting.
I really like the way these eggs turned out. The FolkArt moss kit makes it so easy to create a realistic moss finish on your projects. These eggs are a chic way to incorporate Easter decoration into your home seamlessly. I placed my finished eggs in a wire bowl with some Spanish moss from the dollar store. You could also use the eggs in a rustic Spring wreath!
What do you think of these rustic Easter eggs? I would love to hear your opinions in the comments!