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How To Make a Giant Faux Concrete Easter Egg

Ever heard the saying “go big or go home”? Well, here at a Crafty Mix we normally go small, but sometimes, just sometimes, we’ll go big 😀 Like when we made this giant faux metal key or this oversized bead garland. A change is always good, right?!! And since Easter is around the corner I thought I’d try making a giant faux concrete Easter egg to add to our décor this year.

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

Pretty cool methinks 😉 I added lights and faux succulents but you can place small chocolate Easter eggs, flowers, or a flameless candle inside instead or just leave it as is. The giant concrete Easter egg would also be perfect for creating fairy dioramas like this one here.

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

And it fits right in with this month’s IBC Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter challenge too. Try saying that quickly 😀 The IBC, or International Blogger’s Club, is a group of bloggers from all over the world who challenge each other to make something using a common theme. Our previous challenge was Mixed Media and we spiced up some cardboard to honor the wild and wonderful continent we call home. You can see what my friends did with their Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter challenge at the bottom of the tutorial.

What you need for the giant faux concrete Easter egg

  • A large oval balloon
  • Outdoor or Hard Coat Mod podge
  • Paper
  • Black and white craft paint and paintbrush
  • Texture paste (you can make your own or find it in most craft stores)
  • Small bowl to balance the balloon on

What you need to make a giant concrete Easter egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Optional Extras

  • Fairy lights
  • Faux succulents
  • Dried herbs or grated moss
  • Burnt Umber and Sap Green Oil paint

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How to make a giant Easter egg

Blow up your balloon, and knot off the end. Place the balloon on a small bowl or cup to keep it stable while you work.

Use a cup or small container to balance the balloon #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Tear up strips of paper. Depending on the size of your balloon, you may need quite a bit. I think I used 10 sheets of paper in total.

Tear the paper into strips #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Working in sections, paint a layer of mod podge on the balloon and then add the strips of paper.

Paint the balloon with mod podge #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Wait for the mod Podge to dry at least partially between layers. Keep adding layers of mod podge and paper until the whole balloon is covered.

Add layers of paper strips to the balloon #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

The piccy above is after two layers of mod Podge and paper. 5 to 6 layers is ideal. You can use a torch to check for any spots you may have missed. It’s important to cover the whole balloon completely since it needs to be strong enough to support its own weight. So make sure to paint mod podge on the balloon before and after each layer and add enough layers.

Leave the mod podged balloon giant Easter egg to dry for about two days. You’ll know it’s ready when you tap it and it makes a hollow sound. Cut the knot and pop the balloon. Don’t worry too much if the balloon doesn’t shrivel up completely once it’s been popped.  

Cut the balloon and release the air #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Cover the hole where the balloon knot was with another 3-4 layers of paper and mod podge. Now I’m not sure if it’s just me, but whenever I mod podge paper onto a balloon, there are always these ridges where the paper overlaps. Does the same happen to you too? To smooth those ridges out a little I used some of our homemade texture paste and applied it all over the giant Easter egg, before marking and cutting a hole.

Mark where to cut the egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Turning the egg into concrete

Decision time. If you prefer a smooth concrete effect you can skip the next step and move straight to painting the egg. I love the roughly textured concrete effect of our moss mannequin so I decided to do the same on the giant egg. Add a little sand to the texture paste and smear it randomly all over with a stirrer stick. The more sand you add, the rougher the final look will be.

Apply the texture paste randomly all over the egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Wait for the texture paste to dry completely before adding a small drop of black craft paint to white craft paint. Add some water so it’s nice and runny.

Mix up some black and white paint to get a light grey #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Apply all over the texture paste with a paintbrush.

Adding the first wash of light grey to the giant egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Once the first layer of paint dries, darken the grey paint with another small drop of black and randomly brush the darker grey over the first coat of light grey.

The faux concrete paint effect after the second coat of paint #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Aging the concrete paint effect

I wanted to give my giant concrete Easter egg a well worn aged look. To age, mix a tiny bit of burnt umber and sap green oil paints with turpentine. Starting with burnt umber drizzle it onto the top of the giant egg with a paintbrush.

Drizzle the burnt umber oil paint #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Let it run down freely and pool in the rough texture. Follow up with drizzles of sap green.

A wash of sap green is added to create a worn aged alook on the giant concrete Easter egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts

Add a little moss, by applying clear glue to the giant egg and sprinkling some herbs or small, grated bits of moss over the top.

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

Decorating the inside of the giant faux concrete Easter egg

There are so many different ways to decorate the inside of your faux concrete egg. You can put fairy lights and faux succulents inside as we did. The fairy lights are just stuck inside at the top of the Gaint egg. Or you can create a teeny tiny fairy diorama using any of these tutorials. It would also look lovely filled with real Easter eggs or a small bunny. It’s all up to you.

Love how the light gives a subtle glow to the inside of the giant concrete egg #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

Don’t you just love the way the giant concrete Easter egg turned out?

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

I placed ours on a bed of greenery.

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

And she looks so awesome at night when our lights are turned down low. What do you think and what would you put inside?

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

If you like the idea of making a giant concrete Easter egg don’t forget to pin it for later.

Are you looking for an awesome Easter craft idea? Would you like to know how to make a giant concrete Easter egg to add to your home decor?! This tutorial will show you how to make one using things you can find in any craft store and you won't have to mix any concrete to get the effect either. #EasterEgg #GiantEgg #DIYConcreteEgg #ACraftyMix #FauxConcreteEgg #EasterCrafts #EasterEggCrafts #EasterDecor

Don’t forget to go have a look at what my friends from the IBC have done with their Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter Challenge.

Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter IBC Challenge

Unique Creations by Anita | Raggedy Bits

Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter IBC Challenge

Interior Frugalista | Faeries and Fauna

Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter IBC Challenge

Sweet Things

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Hammermill Paper, Fore Multipurpose Paper, 11 x 17 Paper, Ledger Size, 20lb Paper, 96 Bright, 1 Ream / 500 Sheets (103192R) Acid Free Paper

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And as always, here’s wishing you a beautiful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Stay safe, remember to wash your hands and I hope you do have a Hoppingly Eggcellent Easter. Thank you so much for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Holiday Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: March 28, 2020 13:00

    Virginia

    I love this! Pinning.
    • Posted: March 28, 2020 14:59

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Virginia 😘
  • Posted: March 26, 2020 23:22

    Sam - Raggedy Bits

    This is an amazing project, Michelle!! I just love it!! Love all the texture you added. It looks so real!!!
  • Posted: March 25, 2020 18:33

    Kim

    I saw this go by on Facebook the other day and before I saw your name, I knew instantly it was your creation. Is there anything you can't do?? Amazing...as usual.
    • Posted: March 26, 2020 05:34

      acraftymix

      Thank you, Kim and there are loads of things I can't do, like cooking and crochet, and playing piano and our fur babies run for cover when I start singing too 😃 Stay safe
  • Posted: March 25, 2020 17:46

    Mary Kalpos

    There you go fooling me again. I thought it was actually concrete. This is such a great idea for those of us who don't like to mess with the real thing. Stay safe my friend.
    • Posted: March 26, 2020 05:33

      acraftymix

      😃 And you too my friend.
  • Posted: March 24, 2020 03:23

    Anita Holland

    BOOM, You nailed this challenge. I never expected anything like this. I love everything about it and the aged look in the colours is spot on. This project gives me lots of ideas for the cement that has been sitting in my shed for years.
    • Posted: March 24, 2020 05:43

      acraftymix

      Ahhhh, thanks my friend 💞 I must admit I struggled a little to come up with an Eggcellent idea for this challenge, but I'm glad a light bulb finally went off in my head. I think she's a keeper and will probably stay up for the whole year.
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 18:01

    Maria Brittis

    You have one of the best creative minds I know. Amazing!
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 17:19

    Deana Landers

    Your work amazes me. This is so beautiful. I love it. Thank you for sharing your talents.
    • Posted: March 24, 2020 05:40

      acraftymix

      You're most welcome Deana, I'm so happy you like it
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 17:12

    Sherry

    I have some leftover concrete from a home project and this will be perfect to make. I love that it is unique!
    • Posted: March 24, 2020 05:39

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much, Sherry. I had loads of fun making the egg
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 15:50

    Marie

    Girl, you rocked this EGGcellent challenge. How stinking adorable is this giant concrete egg! I wish I could transport myself to South Africa and watch you work.
    • Posted: March 23, 2020 16:22

      acraftymix

      You better get your ass over here real quick before they close our borders, my friend 😃
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 15:29

    Leanna

    You constantly teach me new techniques. I did not know outdoor mod podge existed. Your Easter egg is so whimsical and unique, as always I love it.
    • Posted: March 23, 2020 15:47

      acraftymix

      😃 I'm so happy to hear that Leanna and yes outdoor mod podge is a thing and it works like a charm. I've never tried using it on something that may get soaked or wet all the time though, but for giving the giant Easter egg extra strength it's perfect 😉
  • Posted: March 23, 2020 14:27

    Deborah

    You seriously are too brilliant. I wish we could craft together and I could learn from your amazing ways!
    • Posted: March 23, 2020 14:38

      acraftymix

      You don't know how happy that makes me Deborah. I would love to craft with you. Just imagine the fun we would have and the laughs 💞

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