Easter Crafts, Spring Crafts

Looking Glass Easter Eggs

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Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

Hey everybody!  Happy Spring!  For the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing some quick and easy Easter ideas like these Looking Glass Easter Eggs!  These just take minutes to do and look fabulous!

Turning dollar store plastic eggs into beautiful Looking Glass Easter Eggs is so easy!

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

What you’ll need

Plastic Easter Eggs

Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Spray Paint

Scissors

Empty Egg Carton

Easy Looking Glass Easter Eggs Tutorial

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

With a pair of household scissors, cut the little plastic strip that holds the two halves of the plastic eggs together.  Cut as close as you can to the egg.

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

Use an empty egg carton to lay the egg halves on for painting.

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

Spray lightly with a thin coat of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint.  This paint dries very quickly.  In five minutes or so,  look for any spots that did not get covered, move the eggs around so you can spray that area more easily and give it a quick light spray.  I sprayed each area just once, and very lightly.

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

Note:  Don’t put on several coats unless you don’t want the color to show through.  Too many coats or heavy coats will turn the eggs silver and mirror like.   You can see on my finished eggs that the coverage is not exactly even, but I think that is what makes them more interesting.

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

You can add decorative ribbon or just leave them as they are like I did.  All that is left to do now is to decide how to display them!  Easy!

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

If you enjoyed this project, please Pin It!  Thank you!

Plastic Eggs to Looking Glass Easter Eggs

I’m sharing this project at the Celebrating Spring Link up.  If you have a Spring or Easter related project, why not share it with us?  We hope to see you there!

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42 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jess
    March 20, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Wow…these are so pretty! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Jess!

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    Beverly
    March 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    These are so awesome. I am amazed that they were plastic ones to start with. Great idea. Pinned.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Beverly!

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    Roseann Hampton
    March 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Those eggs are really pretty! I never knew such a spray paint existed!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much Roseann.

  4. Reply
    Beverly
    March 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I love these, Laurie. What a great way to give plain eggs a new, much prettier look. Thanks for the how to! Pinning and sharing.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much Beverly! Appreciate the shared too!

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    March 21, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Laurie this is such a beautiful project. And its also a lot easier than it looks! An easy way to bring some brightness and bling to the easter decor.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Mary – I’m a sucker for sparkle 🙂 Thanks also for sharing!

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    Carole @ From My Carolina Home
    March 21, 2017 at 6:29 am

    What a creative project! I like the way you lightly did these to let the color show through, and uneven does make it more interesting.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thanks so much Carole. I had no idea if the Looking Glass spray paint would work on plastic, but as you can see, it worked better than I expected. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Julie Christiansen
    March 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I had no idea that there was such a thing as looking glass spray paint. You have changed my crafting world forever; I am already thinking of all the possibilities. Your eggs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at My Busy Beehives #beeparty this week!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

      It’s great for mercury glass projects, but sometimes you gotta try new things and see if it works 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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        Julie Christiansen
        March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

        Just wanted to let you know that you were featured this week at My Busy Beehives #beeparty! Thanks for sharing!
        http://www.mybusybeehives.com/2017/03/spring-at-bee-party-6.html

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          Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
          March 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

          Wow, thanks so much Julie! It is very much appreciated!

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    March 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    These are gorgeous! Now I’m thinking of what else I can use this spray on 😃 xx

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 22, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks Kate!

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    Marilyn Lesniak
    March 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Marilyn!

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    Marie
    March 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Omgosh, I can’t believe how easy it is to make plain boring eggs into something so astoundingly pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome and easy tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you Marie. I always enjoy being a part of Merry Monday.

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    Teresa
    March 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    They turned out great! It’s amazing how one little spray can transform plain plastic eggs into great decor. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks so much for the share Teresa!

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    Debrashoppeno5
    March 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    These are beautiful. What a clever idea to use mirror paint. I just love how they came out.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Debra! And I appreciate the share and follow too!

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    Maarit
    March 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful Easter eggs! 😍

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you Maarit!

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    Mary Louise
    March 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I purchased the plastic eggs a few weeks ago with intention of doing ‘something’ with them … today I opened my email and low and behold! You enspired me! And I already have the Looking Glass spray paint, you know what I’m doing “Today”! Thank you!
    I also pinned you 😉

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much Mary Louise! I’m flattered to have inspired a project for you today! I appreciate the pin too! Thank you and have fun decorating your eggs!

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    Pamela
    March 25, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Just read this. My attic is filled with old plastic eggs, so time for a refresh. I am unclear as to why you need to trim off the plastic tab that holds the egg together. Can you still attach the egg halves after you trim the tab?

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      You don’t need to trim the tab if you don’t want to. The tab is only there to hold the two halves of the eggs together when they are opened. Cutting off the tab does not affect how the eggs snap together. I just wanted a smoother look, so I cut the tabs off.

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    Debbie-Dabble
    March 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Laurie,
    This is a fantastic idea!! I love how the eggs came out!! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Thank so much Debbie!

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    FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
    March 25, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    So clever & it looks beautiful! Pinned

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you Florence! I appreciate the pin too!

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    Sammi
    March 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    These are so unique! I would love to display these instead of my boring ones. Ha! Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 25, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Sammi!

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    Mother of 3
    March 27, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Oh my goodness! Those are beautiful and such an easy transformation. pinned.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate the pin too!

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    j
    March 27, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Amazing! I love the look and the fact that they are easy to do. I would love for you to share them with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      March 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks so much!

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