I love decorating Easter Eggs! You guys are going to love this DIY Gold Flake Eggs tutorial. Last year it became my new goal to try a new Egg Decorating technique each year. So far this year is my new favorite way! I have been on the biggest gold kick for the past few years so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into our egg decorating. This is where our DIY Gold Flake Eggs where born! You’ll just dye your eggs how you normally would. The Gold Flake Method will be applied over your already dyed eggs or to faux eggs. I’d also like to mention that this is probably more appropriate for ages 8 and up. My little 6 and 8 year old boys did great but I could see little ones getting gold flakes or glue every where. I was actually day dreaming about how fun this would be with a bunch of teenage daughters! haha I can dream right?
Did you know you don’t need to buy any Easter Egg Dying kits? All you need is a few glasses full of 7-10 drops of food coloring, 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water…and of course hard boiled Eggs! I always buy the Neon Food Coloring it makes the colors nice and bright.
- Gold Metal Flakes ($5.99 at Hobby Lobby)
- Metal Leaf Adhesive ($5 at Hobby Lobby)
- Paint Brush
- Dyed Boiled Eggs or Faux Eggs
- Apply Metal Leaf Adhesive over the eggs with paint brush. I just dabbed a bit on the top of each one then spread it all over. I chose to apply to only the top half of eggs.
- Let adhesive sit for about 10-15 minutes until it’s sticky but not wet.
- Use paint brush to pick up Gold Metal Flakes and to apply randomly on sticky eggs.
- Let Gold Metal Eggs sit for 20 minutes (usually by the time you finish the last egg it’s time to do next step on the first egg.)
- After eggs have completely dried you can cover with a finishing coat of the same Metal Leaf Adhesive. (OPTIONAL: Next apply Metal Leaf Adhesive again over Gold Metal Flakes to protect and create a nice finish. This step is optional especially on real eggs. They will just go bad in a week or so anyway. I would definitely do this step when working on faux eggs you will keep as decoration year after year.)
The less perfectly done the better in my opinion! Just have fun with it! I’m OBSESSED with how these DIY Gold Flake Eggs turned out.
Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions! Happy Easter! Be sure to tag @Laceyplacey or use hashtag #laceyplacey so I can see all of your Eggs too!
Want to try last year’s FIZZY EGGS techniqe? It was so fun! I felt like a mad scientist making my eggs foam and change colors. Very fun for the kids!