Easter is around the corner and I am sharing one of my favorite ideas for Easter eggs. I loved making these copper foil Easter eggs DIY.
Decorating eggs is fun, so this year why not try something different and make your own copper foil Easter eggs? Handcrafted DIY projects add extra charm and thoughtfulness to any holiday celebration.
I love to use metal leaf foil for craft projects. It is such a unique application and it’s almost impossible to mess it up. The copper foil leaf is gorgeous and adds a little quiet sparkle.
Why not Easter eggs, so here is my copper foil Easter eggs DIY!
Copper Foil Easter Eggs DIY
I have a lot of metal leaf in my craft room, including silver, gold, copper, pink, green, blue, and red. Copper foil leaf might be my favorite, so I thought it would be fun to make Easter Eggs DIY with it. I used wooden eggs and sealed them so that I can use them over and over each year.
Originally I was going to cover the eggs entirely in copper leaf. But when I was working on the first one, I accidentally missed applying some of the areas with the adhesive sizing.
I loved the “chippy look” and decided to decorate all of the eggs with a partial covering of the copper foil leaf.
This is the first time I have applied copper foil that didn’t completely cover the item. It wasn’t hard to do but just a slightly different process.
Somehow I managed to make Easter Eggs look elegant! And I love that.
How to Make My Easter Eggs DIY
Last year I found imitation rose gold sheets for crafting on Amazon and purchased 100 sheets for under eight dollars! I am still using the same foil and I have always considered rose gold and copper to almost be the same color.
You can see how thin the copper foil leaf is. If you touch it directly it will stick to your hands or gloves. You should wear gloves so you don’t leave fingerprints or stick to the metal. When you handle the sheets, be sure to use the paper inserts to pick them up and apply them. (And if it does tear don’t worry. You will use plenty of small pieces and you have plenty!)
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What You Need for the Copper Foil Easter Egg DIY
One package of Imitation Leaf Gold Rose for Gilding for Crafting (you can also use silver, gold or multiple colors)
Before I got started, I needed a way to secure the eggs while I was applying the fixative. I found paper cups which worked ok. If you have an extra egg carton I think that would be best.
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Step One – Apply Adhesive
Put your gloves on before you start. Use a paintbrush to cover the eggs sporadically with the adhesive. Be sure to place your eggs on a plastic-type surface that won’t stick to the egg. Try to cover not all of the surfaces of the egg with the adhesive.
Let the adhesive set for about thirty minutes to get extra sticky.
Step Two – Apply the Copper Leaf
Gently lay a piece of the copper metal leaf on the egg. You can cover the entire egg as it will be easy to wipe off as the copy won’t stick to the areas without the fixative adhesive.
Gently press the copper leaf onto the egg. Don’t try to peel off the extra copper leaf as the eggs need to sit another thirty minutes. If you try too early the fixative will move around and make a mess.
Once the eggs are almost dry, remove the extra foil. Gently rub the eggs in the palm of your hand to remove the extra foil. You can also use a dry paintbrush too. Just be gentle.
Can you believe how these are looking? I love them.
Step Three – Applying the Sealer
Once the eggs are dry, remove any extra copper. Lightly add a complete coat of the Sealer so that the copper will be protected.
Let dry and style them however you want!
Feel free to copy any of my styling ideas shown in the blog post too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Use a paintbrush to thinly cover the item with the adhesive. Be sure to place your item on a plastic surface that won’t stick to the item. Try to cover all surfaces of the item with adhesive. Let the adhesive dry for 30 minutes. Gently lay a piece of copper foil onto the item. Continue to cover with as many sheets as necessary. Don’t worry about spots that are missed as you will come back and add more copper foil later. Gently press down on the copper foil sheets to adhere the metal to the adhesive. I used my fingers (with gloves) and a dry brush to do this.
Once the item is covered with copper foil and completely dry, remove any extra foil. Lightly add a complete coat of the sealer with a paintbrush so that the item will be protected. Let dry before use.
I just love these eggs and how they look now that they are done. They are so easy to make because they don’t have to be perfect.
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