Thursday, March 4, 2021

DIY concrete Easter eggs

 Happy Thursday!

I am so excited today to share with you a quick and easy Easter project that costs next to nothing and requires only a quick trip to the hardware store and the Dollar Store!

Here is what you will need to make these DIY concrete Easter eggs.




Gather your products.

One bag concrete mix. I ordered mine online and did curbside pickup because who wants to lug around 80 pounds of concrete? 

Bucket or bowl for mixing the concrete in, with a paint stirrer which you can pickup free in the paint section.

Water.

Large eggs, these are the ones I used but you could use any size.

Pam cooking spray.

Gloves to protect your hands from getting gross.

Drill with large drill bit, or exacto knife.

Funnel.

Strong tape.

Step one.

Prepare your eggs.

1-In the top half of each egg drill a large hole. You will need a hole here to add concrete mix in.

2-Spray the inside of the bottom AND top half of the egg mold with Pam nonstick spray.

Step two.

Mix the concrete mix in small batches. 

I did about 8-10 cups of concrete mix, then added in water little by little until you get the consistency you like. It should be like pancake batter.

Make sure you have a drop cloth or tarp down and this process is messy!

Slowly fill the bottom halves of your egg molds with the mix.

Place the tops on tightly then to ensure they don't bust open, tape them up tight on either end.

Using a funnel pour in more concrete mix until they are full.

You can pick up the entire egg and gently tap on a hard surface during this to make sure it's getting evenly distributed.

Step three.

Bring them inside so the drying time goes faster. I waited 72 hours before proceeding to this step, but you might get away with less.

Take the tape off and then carefully remove the egg mold from the concrete. It should come off fairly easily but you can gently tap it on a hard surface if it isn't budging.

Step four.

If you have any rough edges you can sand them down with a gritty piece of sand paper at this point.

That's it! Display your beautifully chic concrete eggs on a shelf, or even use them as a Spring doorstop!





Please pin any of these images to your holiday or DIY boards!


Head to
my Instagram if you'd like to see a step by step tutorial in video form.

I will save it to my highlights as well.

xoxo, Melaine 



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