How-To: Gold Leaf Easter Eggs
For a luxe accent in the Easter home, we're dressing up tiny egg tie-ons with a touch of gold. A gold leaf kit and stencil brush are all you'll need to craft these sophisticated toppers for a grown-up take on the traditional egg hunt. This simple DIY has a big impact on Easter decorating, adding lustrous shine to Easter trees, tablescapes, or baskets. We especially love pairing them with blooming branches and mixed material eggs in verdigris and natural hues, as shown above, for a striking spring arrangement.
What You'll Need:
Miniature egg tie-ons
Metal leaf adhesive (may be included with gold leaf sheets)
Dry stencil paintbrush
1. Start by brushing an individual egg with adhesive. For a mottled look, brush sparingly; for a fully gilded look, cover the entire egg.
2. Press the golf leaf onto the egg, shiny-side down. Burnish with fingertips, smoothing any imperfections or seams.
3. Peel away the paper backing and use the dry stencil brush to remove a bit of the gold leaf if you'd like a more mottled finish. For a fully gilded look, leave as-is.