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.


  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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20 Replies to “Classic Red & Gold Easter Egg”

  1. I have enjoyed your videos. I would like to know where can I find the gold flower embellishments that you use. I have looked everywhere and can’t seem to find them. I would appreciate your help.
    Thank You

    1. I’m sorry but I have no idea where I got them. I got them so many years ago that I can’t remember. Sorry I can’t be more help.

  2. i love this!I haven’t done it yet but i will.I haven’t got alot of patients 🙁
    im doing this for school who ever gets the best egg win(it has to be 3d)and if they win they get to be the oueen/king of Easter!!!!!!!!!!I’ll probly win.

    1. Please keep in mind that this takes quite a lot of time to make. One follower on YouTube said it took her 5 hours. I definitely think you will win if you can complete it in time! Good luck.

  3. I cannot get the glitter glue with glitter to go onto the ball at all. It will not stick. I am using glitter glue for foam and real fine glitter. So what I did was brush on some liquitex medium and then sprinkled on the glue. Help.

    1. I don’t know what liquitex is. I’ve never used it.
      Mix a clear glue and fine loose glitter together and then paint it on. Don’t try to paint on the glue and then sprinkle the glitter over. That does not work.
      If you can’t find a clear glue to mix with, try glue that already has the glitter in it. Just add extra glitter to the “glitter glue” to get better coverage.

  4. Your’s looks so runny and bright. What kind of glue and name of glitter? Mine gets lumpy and cloudy. How do you get such good coverage. You make it look so easy. I watch your videos over and over again. I love your work. frustrated in KC Mo

    1. Nope. Sorry. I don’t do kit’s for glitter and/or sequin ornaments at this time. However, I will have a free video tutorial of a fabric version of this ornament. I’m working on it now. Sign up for my newsletter or follow me on Facebook to get notified when it’s ready.

      1. Thanks! I bought supplies. Cost me 30 euro (34 usd?) for 1,5 eggs. 🙁 Hobby shops are expensive and I needed it fast for a photography contest.
        Next time I will paint it with glue and glitter first instead of putting the sequins on it first. Its really hard not to miss little spots. 🙂

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