Decorate your Easter eggs this year with a beautiful and easy botanical leaf that’s easy to paint by hand. Perfect for modern Easter decor!
Greetings friend and welcome to day three of A Very Global Easter series hosted by Casa Watkins Living and myself. We are sharing seven days of globally inspired DIYs and decorating ideas. If you love color and eclectic style with global flare make sure to check out all of the posts at A Very Global Easter page. Today we are sharing Easter egg ideas and I’m so giddy how pretty and easy my botanical easter egg decorating ideas was! Make sure to scroll down to catch a video on how to paint these gorgeous eggs.
DIY Botanical Easter Eggs
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet here (but I did in Instagram stories). My color inspiration for this year’s Easter series came from some pretty candle sticks in moody colors. I painted similar colors on my DIY clay Easter eggs Monday and you saw a sneak peek of my Easter table yesterday when I shared a Black Rabbit place card napkin ring printable.
How to paint a botanical Easter egg:
- You can repurpose old plastic or craft eggs or use real eggs for this DIY.
- Start by priming your egg with a coat of black matte spray paint. Spray chalkboard paint is great for this and craft paint will adhere beautifully to it.
- Use green, yellow, and white craft paint and a little paint brush for your botanical print.
- Start by painting a “c” or a curved shape on your egg with green paint taking up most of one side. Add branches going from the “c” stem on one side, paint straight out with a light touch of your brush. The first ones should be small and gradually get longer and then a couple of smaller ones near the bottom of the stem. Repeat on the other side of the stem. Highlight your stem and leaves with the white and yellow paint to really make the leaf pop!
- Try a few practice ones and you’ll be able to control your brush easier. Also play around with how full or thin the leaf is.
Check out how to paint botanical Easter eggs in the video!
The rest of the eggs that were primed with black chalkboard spray paint and painted similar colors to my candle stick colors. Aren’t they pretty with the palm leaf eggs?
You’ll see them again in a tablescape and a couple of more DIYs this week and next.
Here is Stephanie’s gorgeous folk art Easter egg tutorial. Enjoy!
I hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are!! Come back tomorrow for more,
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