DIY Gold Embossed Eggs




About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... Love green craft and rustic home decors... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!

I was really excited about the egg contest before it was launched! I was confused about whether to participate or not... it took me a little too long to think :p

I was looking for something new, an original idea. Anyways, finally I decided to post this ible (though I've shared this embossing technique before!).

Hope you like it :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make gold embossed eggs you'll need:
  1. Egg (as many as you want),
  2. Fabric paint - black and gold,
  3. Paint brush - small,
  4. White glue,
  5. Paper - a tiny piece,
  6. Thick polythene sheet - to make a cone for white glue.

Step 2: Preparing the Egg

You can use any kind of egg (any size or color).

I think it's better to empty the egg with its yolk drained for this egg art.

Poke a tiny hole on the egg to drain the yolk,

Make sure to clean and dry the egg.

After the egg dries take a small piece of paper, glue the area around the tiny hole on the egg and stick the small paper on it (for covering the hole).

Step 3: Base Color

I used fabric paint to color the egg.

Use black fabric paint for the base coat of the egg. One layer of base coat should work.

You'll have to color the base coat carefully as you won't be able to color the whole egg at once.
Color half of the egg at first and after it dries, color the other half of the egg.

Allow the color to dry.

Keep something near hand to keep the egg after coloring or designing as the egg would roll on plain surface.

Step 4: Making the Cone

Take a piece of thick polythene paper and cut it into a square shape.

Roll the paper from one corner to form a cone shape and tape the edge,

Make sure that the hole on the cone isn't too big nor too small, otherwise you won't be able to make good designs.

Fill half of the cone with white glue,

Fold and tape the open end to make sure that the glue doesn't come out of the cone.

Step 5: Designing

Before designing the egg it's better to draw some designs on a piece of paper.

If you're not used to making designs using cone, then you should practice a little.

Make sure that you're ready to start designing!

Carefully  and slowly press the bottom of the cone and start designing the egg as you want. Too much details might smudge the whole design, so be careful.

You won't be able to design the whole egg at once. Design half of it at first, allow the glue to dry and then design the rest.

Once you're done designing, allow the white glue to dry. 

Step 6: Touch of Gold!

After the white glue dries you can apply the final gold coat using finger tip.

Drop a small amount of gold fabric paint on your finger tip and apply it over the designed egg.

After the first coat dries apply another coat of gold fabric paint evenly on the designed egg.

Be careful while applying the gold paint coat, too much color might smudge the design.

Done! don't they look... precious! 

Enjoy! :)

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    28 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    These are amazing.... but the reason I;m surprised is this.. any other time I've worked with elmers glue, it doesn't dry raised like that.... is white glue different?

    1 reply

    Thanks! yes, I'm guessing white glue is different, I've done embossing with white glue a couple of times and they turn out great!


    4 years ago

    Amazing!! You did learn some art didn't u?:)

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Muhaiminah, these look amazing!!! No idea why you had doubts about posting this ible, but I'm so glad you did! This is one of the best egg decorations I have ever seen, I really mean it.

    Would this technique work on eggs using acrylic paint instead? I wish I had fabric paint :(

    2 replies

    Thanks you soooo much Linda! I was confused because I kept thinking besides making it.... I'm really happy you like it :)

    I used fabric paint because its thick, but acrylic paint should work.


    4 years ago

    Egg-sellent idea!!! I am ALWAYS surfing thru Instructables because there are SO MANY unique ideas from so many brilliant minds, but this is a new idea even for me.......
    As you were putting the first layer of gold paint I wondered if you dabbed it slightly with a cloth while wet, would I get an antiqued-looking egg?? Hmmmm......time to blow the yolks out of some eggs... LOL!!

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    Thank you so much! yeah, this place is amazing!

    Sounds like a good idea, let me know if you make one (or some!) :p