Easter,  Holiday

DIY textured polka-dot wooden Easter egg

This textured polka-dot wooden Easter egg is on spot for Easter! You have never seen anything like it! (unless of course you’ve seen my other posts, the striped or the chevron versions) 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 and Easter season and coordinate so perfectly with the other eggs. The shimmery glitter accents just finish it off so egg-cellently! Definitely a must have this Easter season!

Polka-dot

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 polka-dot 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 polka-dot egg Pale Yellow


Squirt some Pale Yellow paint onto a paper plate. Using a 1/2 in -1 in wide paint brush, you are going to start painting the stripes of your textured polka-dot 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 both of the stripes. Make sure you get them both coated with 1-2 good coats of paint.

Step three: painting your textured polka-dot egg Sunken pool (light blue)

Put some Sunken pool paint on a paper plate. Using a similar brush as before or a sponge brush, get some paint on your brush and begin painting the top and bottom of the egg. Once again, be sure to paint the front surface and along the edges of the egg. Make sure to get 1-2 good coats of paint on them.

Step four: painting your textured polka-dot egg Swiss Coffee (white)

Put some Swiss Coffee paint on your paper plate. Now, paint the center large stripe of your egg. The part behind the polka-dots. Paint the front surface of the stripe white as well as the edges of the egg. After you have coated the stripe with 1-2 good coats of paint, you will want to let your egg dry while you paint your polka-dots.

Step five: painting your polka-dots Rose Pink

Squirt some Rose Pink paint onto your paper plate. Using a sponge brush, begin painting your polka-dots. Paint the top surface as well as the sides. There is no need to paint the back side because you will not see it. Be sure to get 1-2 good coats of paint on them. Set them aside and let them dry.

Step six: preparing your textured polka-dot 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. ‘

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 seven: antiquing your textured polka-dot egg

Now that your textured polka-dot 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 next part 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 eight: glitter-izing your textured polka-dots

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 now glue the polka-dots on. Use a medium amount of wood glue on the back of the polka-dot and glue into the center of the white stripe. Repeat this with the outer two polka dots being sure to check spacing. Once they are glued into place you can begin applying the Rose gold glitter medium or you can let it sit for a little while to dry before applying the glitter medium. Using a similar paint brush as you did for the pale yellow paint, dip it into the glitter medium and kind of clump it on the Rose Pink polka-dots When you have a generous amount on the polka-dot, 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!!

applying glitter medium


Repeat this to all the Rose pink polka-dots. Once they are all glitter-ized, allow it to dry completely while lying flat 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 polka-dot 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 egg-cellent place in your home to display this amazing one of a kind textured polka-dot Easter egg, so you can show everyone what you’ve just made! I promise they will love it!

If you would like the full set be sure to check out these other posts:

Happy crafting 🙂

Brandee

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