Classic Red & Gold Easter Egg

There is no need to stick to pastel colors when decorating Easter Eggs. In fact, I did a little research and found that traditionally eggs were often painted red to symbolize the blood of Christ.
Wikipedia has a great article on Easter Eggs including some great pictures of eggs from various eastern European countries.

Materials Used:

  • 1 smooth foam egg (about 3 inches tall)
  • 5mm gold sequins
  • 5mm red metallic sequins
  • 1/2 inch gold sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • red glitter paint**
  • two gold flower embellishments
  • two 7mm red metallic sequins
  • glue

*Purchased from Cartwright’s
**Red glitter paint was made from red metallic glitter and clear glue.

Directions:

  1. First, make a line of gold sequins around the egg dividing it into two equal halves, as shown in the video. There is usually a line left over from the manufacturing process (the mold line) that you can use to keep your line straight.
  2. Next, alternate colors of sequins, one red, one gold and so on, to create two more lines on either side of the center gold line.
  3. Make two more gold lines next to the alternating red and gold lines. You will have 5 lines running down the center mold line of your egg when finished.
  4. Next, paint the exposed foam with red glitter paint and let dry. You may need to apply several coats to get an opaque look.
  5. Once the paint is completely dry, spacing the sequins with about a 5mm gap in between each, outline your existing lines of gold sequins.
  6. Pin flower embellishment in the center of the painted section. Use the 7mm sequin as the center of the flower and be sure to pin down the petals so they lay flat.
  7. Place 12 gold sequins in a staggered pattern around the flower, as shown in the video.

You may notice that I did a few of the steps out of order on the video. That’s because I was designing it as I made it. When making this design yourself, it will be easiest if you follow the steps in the order written.

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Check out my more recent post MIA, to see another version of this design.

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