How To Make Perfect Golden Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs
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Add some sparkle to your Easter with our golden egg DIY step-by-step.

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Make Perfect Golden Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs
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Complete an Easter table setting with the perfect golden egg.

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Materials for Golden Egg
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Speedball Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit, $12.99;

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Step 1

Golden Egg Drying Rack
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Start with 24 eggs, hard cooked or wooden ( Create a drying rack by inserting toothpicks into plastic foam.

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Step 2

Golden Egg Apply Adhesive
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Apply adhesive all over each egg with a foam brush. Then let dry on the rack for about 30 minutes.

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Step 3

Golden Egg Apply Gold Foil
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Tear off a sheet of gold foil. (Keep the tissue paper backing.) Place an egg in the center of the sheet, and cover.

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Step 4

Golden Egg Remove Excess
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Gently rub off any excess or bumpy gold foil with cheese-cloth. Save these pieces for additional eggs.

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Step 5

Golden Egg Apply Sealer
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Once the egg is covered, apply sealer all over it with another foam brush. Repeat the process with other eggs.

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Step 6

Golden Egg Dry
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Place on the drying rack for at least an hour to let the foil set completely before handling.

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Finished Product

Golden Egg Complete
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Incorporate the completed golden eggs into your Easter decor for a fresh look.

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