DIY textured chevron wooden Easter egg
This textured chevron wooden Easter egg is AMAZING! You have never seen anything like it! (Unless of course you check out the textured striped wooden Easter egg) In this design, wood has been pieced together in different levels to create depth and texture for the eye. The colors chosen, coordinate so perfectly and the shimmery glitter accents are perfect-O! Definitely a must have this Easter season!
Once you have your textured wooden egg, all you really need to do is paint, sand, stain, and glitter-ize! It’s a pretty simple project but it does take some good focus, time and patience.
- Textured wooden chevron egg
- Swiss coffee paint
- Sunken pool paint
- Rose pink paint
- Rose gold glitter medium
- Paint brush(es)
- Palm sander/sand paper 80 & 120 grit/sanding block
- Provincial stain
- Old towel
- Disposable gloves
- Paper plate
Step One: prepping your textured chevron egg for painting
You are going to want to begin by wiping off any sawdust that may be on the egg. While doing this step, notice if there is any rough spots that might need a little extra sanding. If so, sand those down using the sanding block or 120 grit sand paper. And brush off the excess saw dust.
Step two: painting your textured chevron egg Rose pink
Squirt some Rose pink paint onto a paper plate. Using a 1/2 in -1 in wide paint brush, you are going to start painting the highest level of wood of your textured chevron egg. Paint the front surface of your chevron and down the sides of the chevron as well as along the edges of the egg. Repeat this on all of the highest levels of wood chevrons until you have 1-2 good coats of paint.
Step three: painting your textured chevron egg Sunken pool (light blue)
Get some Sunken pool paint on a paper plate. Using a similar brush as before, get some paint on your brush and begin painting the medium level of the wood chevrons. If you painted the Rose pink correctly, the sunken pool will repeatedly be right next to the Rose pink chevron. Once again, be sure to paint the surface of the chevron and down the sides. And don’t forget along the edges of the egg as well. Repeat on all the medium levels of wood chevrons until you have 1-2 good coats of paint.
Step four: painting your textured chevron egg Swiss Coffee (white)
Get some Swiss Coffee paint on your paper plate. Now, just as above, you are going to paint the remaining wood chevrons. They should be the wider ones and the ones that are set the deepest. Because these are wider than the others you can use a wider paint brush if you desire. Paint the front surface of the chevron white as well as the edges of the egg. After you have painted 1-2 good coats of paint, you will want to let your egg dry. Depending on how thick your coats of paint are, will determine how long you need to let your egg dry before moving on to step five.
Step five: preparing your textured chevron egg for the antiquing stage.
Now that your egg is all dry, you are going to want to sand it down to give it the antique look. Using a palm sander or sanding block or 120 grit sand paper, you want to sand all over your egg, paying a little more attention to the edges and corners. Be sure to sand in the direction of the long parts of wood. Don’t sand in a circular pattern otherwise you will see it in the end.
After you have sanded all over your egg with 120 grit, you are going to want to use the 80 grit sand paper just a little on the white chevrons. This will give a deeper sanding mark and give it a little more antiqued look.
Step six: antiquing your textured chevron egg
Now that your textured chevron egg has been sanded with both the 120 grit and the 80 grit sandpaper, blow off all the saw dust. You will want to work this step rather quickly so it doesn’t get too dark.
Put on your disposable gloves. Using the corner of an old towel dip it in the Provincial stain and begin wiping it all over the egg. I even coated the back of mine to seal up the unpainted wood. Using another towel or a different part of the towel you already used, begin wiping off all the excess stain. The harder you wipe the more the stain comes off. Be sure to wipe the excess off otherwise you may leave finger prints on the egg in places or it can also take FOREVER to dry! Let your egg dry to the touch. I waited about 20-30 minutes. Again this depends on how thick the stain is on your egg, but if you wiped it off pretty good it should dry quickly.
Step seven: glitter-izing your textured chevron egg
Once the stain on your egg is dried (when you touch it, it doesn’t feel tacky and it doesn’t rub off onto you) you can begin applying the Rose gold glitter medium. Using a similar paint brush as before, dip it into the glitter medium and kind of clump it on the Rose pink chevron stripe ONLY. When you have a generous amount on the chevron, begin to work with it to smooth it out and coat it all over the wood. If you just paint it on thinly, it won’t be completely coated with glitter. It is okay to do it this way if you’d prefer, but I LOVE GLITTER so I put it on thick!!
Repeat this to all the Rose pink chevrons. Once you have all the chevrons glitter-ized, allow it to dry completely while lying down before you stand it up. It would be horrible for you to get this far and stand it up before it’s dry only to have the glitter run down all over the rest of your egg 🙁
Now that your textured chevron egg is painted, antiqued, stained, and glitter-ized (and dried) you can admire what a great job you did! It was easy following each step wasn’t it?! Now find a great place in your home to display this amazing one of a kind textured chevron Easter egg, so you can show everyone what you’ve just made! I promise they will love it!
Happy crafting 🙂