Trendy Easter Décor: DIY easy, Faux Concrete Eggs

I am smitten with the Folk Art Faux Concrete Finish from Plaid! These Faux Concrete Eggs look amazingly real, but there’s no messy concrete involved! I am not a painter, and if I can successfully paint on this concrete faux finish, you can, too. Even the color blocked accents are easy enough. If you’re looking for a fresh take on Easter eggs, check out the tutorial below. You might even be tempted to make a few Faux Concrete Eggs to display year round! (Plaid and I have partnered on a giveaway, too, so you can recreate today’s Faux Concrete Eggs and the Fabric Decoupage Eggs from Tuesday.)

DIY Faux Concrete Eggs

They look like real concrete, don’t they?

DIY Faux Concrete Eggs

The color blocking is optional.

To make Faux Concrete Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 5” eggs, or other size of your choice
    • Block, cube or other scrap piece
  • Folk Art Faux Concrete Finish
  • Acrylic craft paints in green, blue and pink (I used Folk Art)
  • Mod Podge
  • Tools needed: Painter’s tape; wood skewers; stiff bristle paintbrush

To make Faux Concrete Eggs:

1. Insert a skewer in the wide end of each egg and use it as a handle.

2. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge and let dry.

3. If you’re going to color block your eggs, tape off your design with painter’s tape. Be sure the edges are secure and sealed.

 DIY Faux Concrete Eggs

1. Add painter’s tape to mask off the area for color blocking. 2. Paint on the faux concrete finish. 3. Remove the tape and paint unmasked portion with acrylic craft paint.

4. Following the instructions on the package, brush on the base coat of the concrete finish. Before it dries, dab on and blend the darker top coat. Let dry.

5. Remove the painter’s tape, and brush on acrylic craft paint in the unmasked areas.

DIY Faux Concrete Eggs

You can display these year round.

These eggs were a lot of fun to make. I felt like I learned a new technique, and an easy shortcut to creating a trendy look. In fact, when I attended Creativation in January, I shared with the Plaid Crafts team some of the projects I’ve made with the faux finish, and we planned a giveaway for Crafts ‘n Coffee readers! With today’s giveaway, you’ll be able to make your own Faux Concrete Eggs, and you’ll be well on your way to making the Fabric Decoupage Eggs I shared earlier this week, too.

Spring craft giveaway

Here’s what in our Spring Craft Giveaway:

  • Folk Art Painted Finishes kit in Concrete
  • Folk Art acrylic paints in Podge Pink, Jamaican Sea, and Lime Green
  • Mod Podge, 8-oz. jar
  • A three-pack of Folk Art Shortie brushes
  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: Three 5” and six 4” eggs
  • And a 10-oz. chocolate bunny (yummy)!

I’m giving away two prize packages for the Spring Craft Giveaway! For your chance to win one of the two prize packages, please leave a comment below and tell me how you are decorating eggs this season. Leave your comment before midnight on Monday, March 27 and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, March 28. I can’t wait to hear how you’re decorating your eggs!

(P.S. Plaid Crafts generously provided the product for this giveaway, however, they did not sponsor this post. I shared these Faux Concrete Eggs because I really love this faux finish.)

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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76 Responses to Trendy Easter Décor: DIY easy, Faux Concrete Eggs

  1. kelleysdiy says:

    Wonderful project!

  2. Mary Jane Nance says:

    Would love to win..I will be decorating my eggs with stickers and fabric…

  3. Mary says:

    I will be decorating eggs in a few ways. With hospice patients. I will make an egg wreath. With senior center patrons we will decorate Styrofoam eggs and Easter bonnets. At home we are doing traditional dyed eggs.

  4. Ann Beck Schilling says:

    I’m planning on making faux sugar eggs with an elderly lady I care for so we can make an Easter tree for her living room window. We are also going to see want other egg creations we can come up with.

  5. Laura says:

    I’m “hoping” to turn faux Easter eggs into candlestick holders. Wood candle cup on the top – then the pretty eggs next – then pieces of wood on the bottom for standing, etc. All stained/painted and gussied up of course!! And thank you for the goodies you are offering. That is SO thoughtful!!

  6. Deborah says:

    When I get together with my sister on saturday, we are covering some with flowers and cloth.

  7. Katiria says:

    My toddler will make an unbelievable mess if I try to dye eggs so, this year I’m just filling up plastic eggs with stickers, bracelets, stamps and heading to the park for our own egg hunt. Maybe next year we’ll dye them.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 She’ll have a blast with the egg hunt — fun times! And you have so much to look forward to. I always loved dying eggs but we stopped doing it a few years ago, and so far, my teenager doesn’t seem to miss it . . . but she loves an egg hunt! Enjoy, and thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  8. i WILL BE TRYING TO DyE MY FResh eggs, (from my chickens) with berries and herbs(from around the farm) and bees wax (from my bees).

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, I love the idea of using natural dyes and bees wax. Do your chickens lay colorful eggs, too? Thank you for stopping in, and happy spring to you! Sharon

  9. Kathleen says:

    Washi tape and mod podge fabric

  10. Jackie pernice says:

    I am felting foam eggs with wool! When they are done, they’ll be the perfect Easter Bowl fillers!!

    • Sharon says:

      Yes! So glad to hear that! Debra Quartermain and Rebekah Meier have shared a few felted eggs with us in the past, and they are always beautiful! Let us know how your eggs turn out and if you can, send a photo. I’d love to see them. Happy crafting! Sharon

  11. lwest86 says:

    I’m making my own version of fabrage eggs, I’ve always wanted to and I thought why not try, so that is my plan this year with so many egg forms to help me succeed!

  12. Cynthia says:

    Fabric and paint!

  13. Nancye says:

    Gourd eggs painted, some fabric eggs.

  14. Kathy Ferguson says:

    I’m making eggs on a string to make a room divider. Dying eggs and trying the yarn chick you showed and a yarn bunny if I get time,

  15. Irene Contessa says:

    Crocheting some egg covers. Also some baskets to surprise a few new neighbors with little kids.( I can not believe Easter is so close.) Love your ideas. I don’t quite get the appeal of the concrete eggs, although might try the technique with other colors if I can steal the husband’s painter’s tape. Happy Spring.

  16. Rose says:

    I am decorating with paper flowers. Somecovered solid, some just in the middle. All eggs are dyed then flowers glued in place.

  17. Fran Thorpe says:

    I am definitely going to make the cute Easter Bunny using the water bottle! Love it! I’d also like to make a mobile using the Styrofoam eggs for my grandson. I want to add little chicks and bunnies to it, too! Would also be a great centerpiece with jelly beans around them in a dish! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  18. Julie says:

    My husband and I just moved to a gated retirement community in July – this will be our first Easter with the neighbors. We will have an Easter brunch – I’m going to make the pastel deviled eggs. Then we will be having an Adult Easter Egg hunt – hiding 350 eggs with one golden egg. Can’t wait!

  19. CraftyB says:

    Nice twist on the Easter egg theme! Like the brights against the concrete gray.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! The color blocking is optional, and I like the pop of color, too. You could tone it down with pastels, or try a metallic paint instead. Happy crafting! Sharon

  20. donna baker says:

    I am dying eggs with my sweet Great-Grand daughter. Then we are going to fill eggs to pass out to others. We will also try to make some decorations for the table and windows. This is the first year for us to do this, She is 3 and loves to come visit. Will be so much fun.

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like a very fun time for you and your great granddaughter! With plans like that, I’m not surprised that she loves visiting. Enjoy! Sharon

  21. Judy M Frey says:

    This will be my first time to make Easter Eggs!!! When I seen yours, I feel in love with a lot of them. Since I’m home bound I can make a lot of different ones. Thank-you.

  22. Sherry says:

    I’m going to an adult easter egg hunt.

  23. Donna says:

    I’m trying the faux concrete eggs.

  24. Pat says:

    I plan on making little eggs for my 18″ year-round tree in my sewing room. I found small foam eggs which I’m slipping into baby socks that have been cut into tubes. Slide in the eggs, glue the ends closed, add a bit of ribbon, and….tiny Easter eggs!!

  25. chanzy01 says:

    These would be perfect for my niece and her new house. I am doing a quilting theme on my Easter eggs this year.

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, I’d love to know more. Are you tucking fabrics into Styrofoam eggs or using a different technique? Happy crafting! Sharon

      • chanzy01 says:

        I’m doing them like a crazy quilt with different scraps of fabric, lace, pearls, etc. I’m pinning everything on with tiny straight pins that you use for folded ornaments. Hope that makes sense. Rina

      • Sharon says:

        Yes, it makes sense and your eggs will be beautiful! I hope you’ll share a photo, Rina. Happy crafting!

  26. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    Happy Easter! Here comes Peter Cottontale, hopping down the bunny trail! I think we all learned that song in preschool or with our parents and grandparents from an early age. Love these Easter crafts. We do the simple kind of colored eggs here. 2 small holes are poked in each fresh egg and the contents evacuated. (Save the fresh eggs for cakes and baked goods for Easter.) We like to use the simple vinegar, water, and food coloring dyes to create pastel colored eggs. My favorite colors are pink, blue, yellow, purple, and green. When they are completely dry, we use white dental floss or quilting thread to string several eggs together. I do place an egg, small silk flower, egg, in that order. Use 5 eggs up to a dozen in one grouping. Bring the 2 dental floss ends together to make a small wreath. Add a bow at the top and it turns into a lovely Easter egg wreath. Please note this is a fragile craft. It will break if handled roughly. Love your ideas, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for sharing with us your technique for making an Easter wreath. I bet they are beautiful, fragile but beautiful! Have fun dying your eggs and making the wreaths! Craft on! Sharon

  27. Deb Kaste says:

    Oh, those eggs are so cute! I want to paint my styrofoam eggs with acrylic paint and then use a pencil to dip the eraser portion in a contrasting color. Love polka dots and bright colors to issue in spring!
    The concrete paint looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    • Sharon says:

      I love polka dots, too, and your eggs will be super-cute for spring! I hope you’ll send a photo — I’d love to see them. Happy spring crafting! Sharon

  28. WOW!!!
    I’m stunned by those eggs! I would have put money on them being concrete. Such a great finish. When I look at the photo’s I still look at the eggs and see that they could have been bought from one of those posh interior decorating shops!

    I’ve had a few ideas for decorating some eggs, but as they’ve arrived in my brain, I’ve rejected them for various reasons: too twee; too fancy; too costly; and ‘it’s been done over and over’. But … I did come up (eventually) with an idea which left me thinking that I should give it a try. Paint and gilding flakes in parts.

    Now I don’t have a great track record with gilt / gold flakes. I seem able to get more of it stuck firmly to my finger nails that there is on the project I’m working on. But in an effort to conquer and tame those gilding flakes, I’m going to give it another try. I have to … I have three boxes of gilding flakes. I’m not going to let them sit on the shelf, laughing at me because they’ve won. grrrr. lol

    So, keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll turn out something I’m happy with, and which impresses my little grandson. For he’s the best judge. He tells it like it is. lol.
    FABULOUS post, great eggs. Thank you for the share of this new product which I hadn’t heard of before. I’m impressed big time.
    Have a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Cobs! I’ve not used these gold flakes, but what a great idea! I thought about pairing this concrete finish with gold or other metallic finish, but went with the bright paint instead. The gold leafing is so popular right now, however. Let us know how your eggs turn out, and what your grandson thinks! Happy crafting! Sharon

  29. lynda says:

    I crochet eggs,with fine thread, been making them for years.for family , friends, and craft shows they are great sellers.I guess you could say vintage looking.

  30. Anne Haun says:

    Wow these are really nice eggs – a different idea to pursue!! I have not decorated eggs yet but plan to do so with my grandkids. We will stick with the traditional method as that is what they have come to expect. I did see an egg dye idea using cool whip – this is something to consider and am tempted to give it a try.

    • Sharon says:

      I bet the kids would love the cool whip technique — a little for the eggs and a little for me! 🙂 Are these like the marbled eggs you can make with shaving cream? Have fun! Sharon

  31. LisaM6 says:

    I am thinking that the faux eggs are neat. Another to add to my must try list. 🙂
    Is the faux concrete available to buy now?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Lisa, Yes, you should be able to find it in Michaels and JoAnns. I’ve also bought it online from Plaidonline.com. If you give it a whirl, I’d love to know how you like it and what you make with it! Happy crafting! Sharon

  32. How cute and I wondered by the concrete eggs

  33. Lane says:

    I made centerpieces for a local nursing home by gluing crushed, dyed egg shells to large plastic eggs. Added bunny faces, ears and feels. Super cute!

  34. Tabi Bee says:

    LOVE these- such a great idea! ❤ 😉

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  35. Jenna and I are planning to do a few different decorated eggs! We are hoping to do the decoupage eggs from Monday, blowing out a few eggs and doing a marble technique on them, tea staining some and I am really liking this faux concrete technique so we may even add that into our list of eggs to decorate!
    Jenna doesn’t know it but I am hoping to make her a crochet string lace egg with a little bunny scene inside it! Hope I can find the time when my body feels good enough to be up for a couple hours so I can make this for her! She is going to be super surprised if I can pull it off! 🙂
    Fingers crossed on Jenna and I being one of the lucky winners of this awesome prize package! That chocolate bunny looks like it would give us the energy needed to create for hours! 🙂
    See you next post and have a crafty weekend!
    BTW: we wound up getting close to 2 feet of snow during the storm on Tuesday/Wednesday this week. Jenna got to go out and play in it and loved seeing snow banks that were taller than she is! Oh, to be a kid again when stuff like that is all you have to worry about!

    • Sharon says:

      Two feet of now — yikes! That’s a lot to deal with! I’m so glad Jenna had fun with it all! Your crochet egg with a peek-a-boo scene sounds so sweet, and Jenna will find it magical, I’m sure. Love the crafty plans you have for the two of you — wishing you lots of craftastic times! Sharon

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