How’s everyone’s Easter prep coming along? If you haven’t had the chance to get your egg-making on, but are still hoping to squeeze in a crafting session, I’ve got just the project for you: DIY cement easter eggs. Now, don’t be intimidated! By using eggs as molds, these cement Easter eggs are surprisingly easy to make in no time flat, and best of all, they’re reusable year after year. I also love that they’re heavy and stand upright on their own, making them perfect for your Easter table, a themed-out mantle or bookcase, and as year-round paperweights. Before I show you how it’s done, I have to give a shout out to Rebecca for inspiring me to work with this awesome and underutilized material… now, keep reading for the step-by-step!
- Pour approximately 1/4 cup Rockite cement into the plastic container. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, and stir between each added tablespoon until you reach an Elmer’s Glue-like consistency.
- Within 10 minutes, carefully pour cement into upside-down drained eggs as pictured, stopping just at the eggshell opening (if you don’t have a steady hand, it might be helpful to use a plastic funnel when pouring as long as the cement consistency is fluid enough). This creates a flat bottom that allows eggs to stand upright. Set outside for 1 hour to dry.
- Once dry, use a craft knife to peel eggshell. I advise doing this under running water.
- Allow to dry. optional: tape off half the egg with duct tape, and spray with spray paint for a fun dip-dyed look.
Now, start crafting your own DIY cement easter eggs, and be sure to share your process and finished product with us on Instagram—tag @camillestyles!
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This post was originally published on March 27, 2013, and has since been updated.