Glittered Easter Egg Birds

I am currently working on my decorations to make the house more spring-like, I tend not to do strictly Easter decorations because we celebrate Passover as well and there isn’t much you can do to decorate for both together so I try to be rather neutral. Plus spring decorations can stay up for much longer and with not much time these days that works out well for me. This idea came to me while looking through my Oriental Trading catalog that I received in the mail, I saw this bird craft that wasn’t made with a plastic Easter egg, it used some other base but I looked at it and decided that it would work because that way I could make it with things I had on hand.

Here is what you need:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • 2 colors scrapbook paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Brush

First, hot glue all the eggs shut by running some hot glue on the inside rim of the egg before closing them. I used blue and yellow eggs because I wanted blue and gold glittered eggs for my finished product, it is helpful if the glitter and the egg color are close in shade.

Second, add Mod Podge to the outside with a paint brush.

Third, sprinkle the glitter on the outside and let dry (yes my Martha Stewart glitter).

Fourth, draw your wings, I used a votive candle and traced half of it on the edge of the back of my patterned scrapbook paper and cut them out.

Fifth, hot glue them on the sides of the dry, glittered eggs.

Sixth, make the beaks by cutting out small triangles on the folded edge of your second piece of scrapbook paper, I chose a solid color for this. Then hot glue them on the bigger end of the egg with the flat side aligned with the flat side of the wings.

Seventh, add rhinestones for the eyes, mine happened to be adhesive rhinestones but use the hot glue gun if needed.

Lastly, display in your home! I have a circular votive holder over my mantle and I always change out votives for some type of seasonal decoration, and I am very happy with the way the birds turned out!

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9 Responses to Glittered Easter Egg Birds

  1. Michelle @ Sweet Something March 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi Michelle, as a “glitter anything” fanatic…these are SO cute and it looks so easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Chatty Crone March 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    They are so cute – looks like a lot of work – when do you get the time!?



  3. Upstatemomof3 March 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Those are so cute!!

  4. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something March 29, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    so cute! I am a “just add glitter” girl, myself. I’m dropping by from Cottage Instincts. I hope to see you back at my place soon! until later…

  5. Embellished Bayou March 30, 2010 at 1:17 am # These are just darling! I made some glitter eggs (M.S. glitter is my fave) but this just takes it a step further! Thanks so much for linking up to my Easter party!

  6. Miller Racing Family March 30, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    I love how you transformed a plain egg and made it fabulous. I agree with you I love spring decor. as it brings such happiness and bright colors after all the winter snowmen.
    Hope you have a fabulous day.

  7. Kelli March 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Those are cute little bird and I like how you have them displayed.

  8. Angie S March 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Beautiful!!! I love this :)

  9. Cheryl March 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    What a good idea! I have that same votive holder, but never thought to decorate it.