We do enjoy minimalistic decor. These faux concrete eggs are so easy to make and fit perfectly for Easter. They have a Scandinavian touch to them, don’t you think?
It was a no-brainer that we will decorate for Easter in a way that doesn’t scream Easter when you enter our apartment. To achieve this it was important to us to use natural colors that blend in with the rest of our decor. Concrete is a great material for it and since we still have tons of cement hanging around from the Concrete Death Star Tutorial I decided to make some Easter decoration with concrete. I ended up making those cute concrete eggs that have nothing to do with wine making (there are apparently concrete eggs used to make wine, google it) but with Easter! The trick is to use real eggs as molds to make these cement Easter eggs.
First you have to make a hole into the eggshell that is big enough to fit the funnel. You have to tape the small hole shut, that you only needed to blow out the egg, so the concrete won´t just flow trough.
Now mix the cement and quartz sand to make concrete. Use the ratio: 1 part quartz sand to 2 parts cement. It can be dusty. We recommend to wear a protective mask to keep you from inhaling the mixture. Add as much water as needed to get a yogurt like texture. Use the funnel to fill the eggs to the brim with concrete.
Shake them a bit to release bubbles and to make sure the concrete gets in every nook of the eggshell. Now let them sit upright in an egg carton so the concrete can settle. Wait for at least 24 hours to make sure the concrete is dry enough.
Peel off the eggshell and you’re done! You can sand the bottom if it’s not fully even but I didn’t have any problems with it. Especially because I placed them into a nest.