Faux Egg Tray

I love the shiny ceramic trays you can buy to store your eggs now. It’s going to be one of my very first kitchen purchases in a couple of months!

I thought Easter eggs needed a pretty tray for display too! So I painted up a normal egg crate in spring colors.

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It’s easy & a perfect activity to keep the older kids busy.

 

Faux Egg Tray | Slice of Southern Pie #Easter #craft #eggs

You need an egg crate- any size, scissors, foam brushes, acrylic sealer & paint. This paint is only $.50 at Walmart. :)

 

Faux Egg Tray | Slice of Southern Pie #Easter #craft #eggs

Before you get started on the painting, cut away the top & any other excess pieces.

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Lay it on top of newspaper to keep the mess away.

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Pick your pretty spring color & pour some on the newspaper or a paper plate. I used dandelion yellow.

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Start painting! I painted all the edges & tops first, but you can do it anyway you prefer.

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Once it’s totally covered in pretty paint, let it dry. I did 3 coats of paint, but you could get by with 2.

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Then flip it over & paint the backside & edges. I used wintergreen on the bottom half. You could use the same color all over though. I think the yellow would’ve looked good all over too.

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To make it look a bit nicer, spray a couple of coats of clear acrylic sealer over the whole thing. Do this outside or very bad things will happen!

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Once it’s dry, add the eggs!

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Very cute! Although, I think I’ll still get a real one!

**Please do not put real eggs in this, as I do not know if the sealer is food safe.

Need some more Easter inspiration?

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This Chocolate Dipped Peeps Bouquet is a fun centerpiece & dessert all in one. Or gift it as an adult Easter basket.

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These homemade carrot cake cupcakes make a delicious dessert after Easter dinner & they’re easier to make than you think!

See all my Easter posts here!

Happy Easter week y’all! Hopefully you get tomorrow off!

Linking up at my favorite places- Tidy Mom, Tatertots & Jello, Six Sister’s Stuff, Sewlicious Home Decor.

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