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For me, Easter means coming out of the cold Canadian winter and embracing sunnier, warmer days - and of course, all the pastel colours! But it also means breaking out cute decor. I know I do it for the kids, but now they are getting older, I am definitely decorating for them with ME in mind :)
This is truly such an easy DIY for Easter that you can do last-minute!
I headed over to the local Dollar Store (Dollarama here in Canada) and purchased a pack of their plastic white easter eggs. I already had watercolour brushes and paint at home, but if you need any of those, you can find them there, too!
I recommend that when you start, you have a bowl of water to clean your brushes, some paper towel (to absorb any excess liquid on your brushes, or to clean spills!) and maybe some paper to try out a few techniques.
How to Paint:
If you need inspiration, head over to Pinterest for some ideas! There are so many unique ways to decorate eggs. My daughter and I decided that we would do whatever popped into our minds, but focus mainly on florals, and the Easter theme, of course :)
To start, we actually put on a Parisian Cafe playlist on Spotify... it helped set the mood and started what became a very relaxing process! (Pretty sure I also poured a glass of Pinot Grigio... but I digress!)
Through trial and error, we noticed that the less wet the brush was, the cleaner the eggs would be and the easier it would be to paint. As watercolours require water, note that on eggs, too much water will drip, which you don't want as it will stain the eggs you want to work on. So I recommend blending your paints with water beforehand on a tin or plate, and dip in when needed. If it dries up, add a pinch of water. You can also dab your coloured paint brush into paper towel.
Remember, with watercolours you can always build with layers!
Norah loved creating palm trees, florals and polka dots, which were SO cute! I stuck with florals as well as bunnies, and little Easter chicks! I noticed towards the end, my favourite was creating green leaves with a few colourful buds. Simple, yet elegant!
Remember, you do not need to be a pro to enjoy and get the most out of this experience. Honestly, my favourite ones are the ones that required the least amount of work! Less is often more, and trying out a few different techniques can result in some pretty little eggs.
At the end of the day, you are just wanting some simple, easy, and affordable last-minute Easter decor ideas that can bring the whole family together.
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