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How To Make Cement Easter Eggs

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: use some dollar store plastic Easter eggs, cooking spray, and cement for this easy and inexpensive DIY.

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.

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.

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.

Materials:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Cement Mix
  • Drill
  • Baking Spray



How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.

How To Make Cement Easter eggs:

1. Prepare the Moulds

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.

2. Mix Cement

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.

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.

3. Un-Moulding

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. 😉

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.



4.  Sand and Smooth

Once the eggs are out of the moulds, 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.

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.

I’m loving how the Cement Easter Eggs look mixed with a little moss or in this rustic vintage metal basket.

How To Make Cement Easter Eggs: See how to use plastic Easter eggs as moulds to make your own cement eggs.



With Cement Easter Eggs, life really is a party!

You might also like our DIY Easter Egg Salt and Peppers here.

DIY Easter Egg Salt and Pepper:  Full tutorial to make these from real eggs, with a whittled wooden miniature spoon, and Cricut vinyl letters.

Also check out our Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs here.

Nail Polished Marbled Easter Eggs: easy water marbling with nail polish is the perfect modern touch to your Easter eggs.

You might also like our Gold Leaf Easter Eggs here.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Ingenious idea! Love the look of them nestled into the moss in what seems to be a beautiful ceramic egg tray.
    Happy Easter!

  2. My first batch is hardening right now,I can’t even stand the wait.will let everyone know how they came out.

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