Easter,  Holiday

DIY textured striped wooden Easter egg

This textured striped wooden Easter egg is EGG-cellent! You have never seen anything like it! (unless of course you’ve seen my previous post, and complimentary egg, the chevron version) In this design, wood has been pieced together at different levels to create depth and texture for the eyes. The bright colors work so well for the Spring/Easter season and coordinate so perfectly with the other eggs. The shimmery glitter accents just put it over the top! 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.

Supplies needed:

Step One: prepping your textured striped 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 striped egg Apple Green

Squirt some Apple Green 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 stripe of your textured striped egg. Paint the front surface of your stripe and down the sides of the stripe as well as along the edges of the egg. Repeat this on all of the highest levels of wood stripes until you have them all coated with 1-2 good coats of paint.

This is a picture showing how to paint the front and sides of the stripe even though it is a different project and different color of paint. Hopefully you visually understand the concept.

Step three: painting your textured striped 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 stripe. If you painted the Apple Green correctly, the sunken pool will repeatedly be right next to the Apple Green stripe. Once again, be sure to paint the surface of the stripe and down the sides. And don’t forget along the edges of the egg as well. Repeat on all the medium levels of stripes until the have 1-2 good coats of paint on them.

This picture illustrates how to paint the edges of your egg. Imagine there is Apple green where you see the pink.

Step four: painting your textured striped 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 stripes. 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 stripe white as well as the edges of the egg. After you have coated the last stripes with 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 striped 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 stripes. Don’t sand in a circular pattern otherwise you will see it in the end.

Notice the way the edges, sides, and corners are missing paint from sanding it off.

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 stripes. This will give a deeper sanding mark and give it a little more antiqued look.

Step six: antiquing your textured striped egg

Now that your textured striped 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.

Sanded and stained and ready for the Lime Green glitter medium

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 striped 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 Lime Green glitter medium. Using a similar paint brush as before, dip it into the glitter medium and kind of clump it on the Apple Green stripe ONLY. When you have a generous amount on the stripe, 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 Apple Green stripes. Once you have all the stripes 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 striped 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 striped Easter egg, so you can show everyone what you’ve just made! I promise they will love it!

Happy crafting 🙂

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