Add a Pop of Gold to Easter With These DIY Kintsugi-Inspired Eggs
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Add a Pop of Gold to Easter With These DIY Kintsugi-Inspired Eggs

Have you ever heard of the Japanese art of kintsugi? It’s a traditional method of mending broken pottery and ceramics with gold — instead of throwing away or disguising the broken piece, kintsugi highlights the imperfections. I’ve started to see the technique pop up more and more lately, and love not only the look but the idea of embracing the imperfect. With Easter coming up, I couldn’t help but try my hand at decorating eggs in a kintsugi-inspired style.

Materials and Tools:

  • hard-boiled eggs
  • Easter egg dye (mixed, in cups)
  • pencil
  • gold nail polish or paint (use edible gold paint, if you plan to eat the eggs)

Instructions:

  1. Dye your hard-boiled eggs in solid colors and let dry.
  2. Use a pencil to draw jagged crack lines all over the egg.
  3. Go over the lines with gold nail polish or paint, using a toothpick to apply finer lines if you wish. (Use edible gold paint, if you plan to eat the eggs.) Let dry completely.

Dye your hard-boiled eggs in solid colors and let dry. You could also try painting the eggs instead, or painting a subtle pattern onto the egg.

Use a pencil to draw jagged crack lines all over the egg. Do an image search for “kintsugi” for reference.

Go over the lines with gold nail polish or paint, using a toothpick to apply finer lines if you wish. (Use edible gold paint, if you plan to eat the eggs.) Let dry completely.

A little bit of gold goes a long way, don’t you think?

Are you planning to dye eggs this Easter? Share your DIY eggs and fun spring projects with us on Instagram using hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative!