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Gold Leaf Easter Eggs!

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“I want my geese to lay gold eggs for easter!” Just like Veruca Salt, I wanted a few gold eggs for Easter, so I made it happen with some beautiful gold leaf. For my gold leaf Easter eggs, I created the world on an egg, a golden bunny and a simple heart. The heart was made using a heart sticker that I removed once my egg was covered in gold leaf. We created the bunny with an easy pencil sketch and the world I did by eye… which you can do too : ) Gold leaf is extremely delicate, so it tears easily and can stick to your fingers, but who said Easter egg decorating was clean? I had so much fun creating these eggs – I love doing creative projects that take concentration and focus. They let your thoughts rest and your right brain go to work! It’s kind of like yoga for the brain, haha! I’m in love with how these turned out. They’ll be a beautiful addition to my Easter decor this year.

Using gold leaf glue, a paint brush and a pencil, draw your design.
Paint it in with glue and then place a sheet of gold leaf over the top. Lightly tap it (it might lift, but that’s okay because you can fill the holes in later) and then give it a second before lifting the edges up. Your design will pretty much be laid in, but you’ll need to do a little touching up and cleaning around the edges.
*Tip: You can also do this on wooden eggs for a decoration that will last a little longer ; )
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28 responses to Gold Leaf Easter Eggs!

  1. March 5, 2013

    Wow, these these look amazing! Egg decorating *is* strangely fun, and I tried the flower and onion shell technique last year. I doubt I could bear to crack and eat these golden ones, though.

    1. March 5, 2013

      Haha!! It is fun and while I was decorating them I was thinking… wait why do we do this??? Then I realized how much it makes me focus and how my mind rests as I’m only thinking about that egg, ha! I agree… strangely fun 🙂

  2. March 5, 2013

    These are too precious! I also think it is hilarious that you reference Veruca Salt. I literally sent an email to the folks at Karma quoting a line from Willie Wonka moment’s ago.

    Great movie. Great reference. Great idea. Win-win-WIN!

  3. March 5, 2013

    These are gorgeous!!

  4. Tan
    March 6, 2013

    These are incredible! I love the look of gold on white

  5. I can’t handle how adorable this is – so, so creative!!

  6. Ali
    March 6, 2013

    Those are absolutely amazing – love them!

  7. March 6, 2013

    chic eggs 🙂 I think I’ve just found my ‘theme’ for this Easter, thanks for the idea!

  8. Dee
    March 6, 2013

    OMG, I just came across your blog. This is so origional. i love the gold leave egg! Thanks for sharing.
    Dee

    http://www.delolovesdesign.com

  9. March 13, 2013

    ADORABLE!!!

  10. March 16, 2013

    These might be my favorite things ever right now. LOVE that gold leaf heart and bunny. Love love love. I featured it on my blog today! http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2013/03/12-unique-easter-decorating-ideas.html Stop by and grab a button if you like. Have a happy weekend!!

  11. March 16, 2013

    These are insanely beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do something like this. I’ll be lucky if I dye regular old eggs…

  12. March 17, 2013

    I’m going to try this on hand-blown eggs so they’ll last forever! Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. March 21, 2013

    Hey girl – I love this, btw, really great idea! I want you to know that when I tried to tweet you, a tweettomeme 404 came up. I just wanted you to know! Looks like they’re not in business anymore or something. I’d change up your widget for social sharing 🙂

    Here’s the 404 page: http://tweetmeme.com/?url=http://www.sugarandcharmblog.com/2013/03/i-want-my-geese-to-lay-gold-eggs-for.html

    Best to you xoxo

  14. March 26, 2013

    Hey,
    I love this post and have included it to my Easter egg round up.
    I think the decorations work well with my blog esthetics. Let me know what you think…

    http://rueduchatquipeche.blogspot.com/2013/03/craft-easter-egg-inspiration-creative.html

  15. March 27, 2013

    Wow this is amazing! I like your stylish blog and your beautiful pictures! Would be awesome If you‘d take a look at my Blog – would love to keep in touch with you!!!
    Lots of Love, Kyra

    http://www.kyras.de

  16. March 27, 2013

    Your eggs are so pretty! Love your blog too, glad I popped over! I’ve got this linked to my DIY Easter eggs post too today, for inspiration!

  17. Anonymous
    March 28, 2013

    thanks for sharing.

  18. March 31, 2013

    my fingers are so clumsy when it comes to gold leaf but these are gorgeous

  19. That world egg is so perfect! I love them.

  20. Anonymous
    April 2, 2013

    thanks for share...

  21. March 30, 2014

    Hey there,

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. I found your Pin on Pinterest and have included your DIY in an Easter Egg Craft inspiration round-up on my blog.

    Feel free to check it out!

    Shelley Makes | http://shelleymakes.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/easter-egg-craft-ideas/

  22. April 11, 2014

    I love these!! So chic!

    1. Eden
      April 12, 2014

      Thank you Andrea!!

  23. April 17, 2014

    Hi, really special:) We featured your eggs in out Easter Eggs roundup! Happy Easter!

    1. Eden
      April 17, 2014

      Thank you!!

  24. March 19, 2016

    This post has been featured here > http://sweetmeetsbakeshop.com/2016/03/19/sponged-nail-polish-31-other-diy-dye-free-easter-eggs/
    Happy Easter and keep on crafting!

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