So lately I’ve been loving cement, and I love it mixed with some vintage pieces for that rustic feel, that helps keep things a little edgy and not too sweet. I thought it would be fun to make some Cement Easter Eggs to add into my spring decor. I love how they turned out, and they’re pretty easy to make too.
To make Cement Easter Eggs you’ll need:
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Cement Mix
- Baking Spray
The first thing to do is to prepare your moulds. We used standard plastic Easter eggs. We began by drilling a large-ish hole in the top of each one.
I used an old egg carton to hold my moulds while we worked. Once the hole is drilled, spray both sides of the inside of the egg mould with baking spray, this will make it easier to get your egg out later.
Next mix up your cement, making sure to stir it well so it’s fully combined. You want a not too dry, not too wet consistency. Now fill each side of the mould, and then try to snap it together. Working with the side with the hole as the top, gently tap your full egg to try and get any air bubbles out of the cement mix. Now if there’s any room at the top, carefully push a little more cement through the hole. I used a lollipop stick to push some more in, and tried and tap it down.
Now leave your full egg mould to set over night. Once your cement is set it’s time to take them out of the moulds. This was the hardest part of the job. A few came out easily, others were a little more tricky. Usually when you’re opening these eggs, you squeeze it a little to pop it open, but when it’s full of dry cement you can’t squeeze it. I used a knife in the crack and pried them open. Two of the plastic eggs broke as I was removing them. I did get all six of mine out, and they all turned out great, it just took a little elbow grease for some. 😉
Once they’re out, you might want to use a little sand paper or the edge of a knife to smooth out the area where the egg shape clicked together. After a day of setting in the moulds the cement will still be soft enough when you take them out to scrap it smooth quite easily.
You could also paint these, or tape off a section and paint it, or apply a sealer to the cement for more of a wet look. I kind of like these ones how they are.
I’m loving how the Cement Easter Eggs look mixed with a little moss or in this rustic vintage metal basket.
With Cement Easter Eggs, life really is a party!