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Let’s Make a DIY Indoor Easter Egg Tree with Faux Mercury Glass Easter Eggs

Updated: Apr 2

This year, I elevated our Easter decorations with an elegant twist by creating faux mercury glass Easter eggs to hang on our indoor spring branches. They look like an antiqued metal and I can't wait to make more of these next year!


DIY Easter Egg Tree | Easter Crafts


What You'll Need:


White vinegar

Water

Paper towels


Instructions:

1. Prep Your Workspace: Begin by laying out newspapers or a drop cloth in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors. Safety first: don’t forget to wear gloves and a mask for protection from spray paint fumes. See my process in my Instagram reel below:



2. The Mercury Glass Effect: In your spray bottle, mix one part water with one part white vinegar. This concoction is the secret to achieving that beautifully mottled mercury glass look.

3. Paint: Use the use the black spray paint. Paint one coat. Let dry. Next, use the metallic spray paint or the glass spray paint and spray another coat over the black. Before it is dry, use your spray bottle to spray the vinegar mixture over the wet eggs you'll see the paint start to bead and separate, creating that lovely aged mirror effect. Gently dab with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.


4. Repeat for Perfection: For a more pronounced mercury glass effect, let the first coat dry for about a minute, then repeat the process with another layer of spray paint and vinegar solution.




5. Drying Time: Allow your newly transformed Easter eggs to dry completely, giving them time to achieve their full gleaming potential.


DIY Easter egg Tree | Faux Mercury Glass

6. Finishing Touches: Once dry, if you plan to hang your eggs, you can use make loops with twine or ribbon and glue them onto the eggs to hang up. Or, display them in a nest or in a bowl on the counter.



7. The Display: Find the perfect spring branches - forsythia, cherry blossom, or any blooming branch will do. Carefully hang your exquisite faux mercury glass Easter eggs among the branches, distributing them evenly to create a balanced look.


DIY Easter egg Tree | Hanging Egg on Inside Spring Branches

8. Sit Back and Admire: Congratulations! You’ve just created a breathtakingly beautiful and unique spring DIY Easter egg Tree decoration that will surely fetch compliments from your guests. The shimmering allure of your faux mercury glass Easter eggs hanging amongst the vibrant spring branches brings an elegant and festive spirit into your home.


Indoor DIY Easter egg Tree | Danielle Nicole Enright Craft


Embrace the Season:

Crafting these faux mercury glass Easter eggs is more than just a weekend project; it's an invitation to slow down and immerse yourself in the joyful anticipation of spring. So, gather your materials, let your creativity bloom, and transform your space into a springtime wonderland that celebrates renewal and beauty. Happy crafting & Happy Spring! 💐


Danielle Nicole Enright | Owner of ABRAU | interior designer | blogger

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