DIY :: Cement Easter Eggs

DIY Cement Easter Eggs | Camille Styles

How’s everyone’s Easter prep coming along? If you haven’t had the chance to get your egg-making on, but are still hoping to squeeze in a crafting session, I’ve got just the project for you. Don’t be intimidated! By using eggs as molds, these cement Easter eggs are surprisingly easy to make in no time flat, and best of all, they’re reusable year after year. I also love that they’re heavy and stand upright on their own, making them perfect for your Easter table, a themed-out mantle or bookcase, and as year-round paperweights. Before I show you how it’s done, I have to give a shout out to Rebecca for inspiring me to work with this awesome and underutilized material… now, keep reading for the step-by-step!

DIY Cement Easter Eggs | Camille Styles

DIY Cement Easter Eggs | Camille Styles

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  1. Pour approximately 1/4 cup Rockite cement into the plastic container. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, and stir between each added tablespoon until you reach an Elmer’s Glue-like consistency.
  2. Within 10 minutes, carefully pour cement into upside-down drained eggs as pictured, stopping just at the egg shell opening (if you don’t have a steady hand, it might be helpful to use a plastic funnel when pouring as long as the cement consistency is fluid enough). This creates a flat bottom that allows eggs to stand upright. Set outside for 1 hour to dry.
  3. Once dry, use craft knife to peel egg shell. I advise doing this under running water.
  4. Allow to dry. optional: tape off half the egg with duct tape, and spray with spray paint for a fun dip-dyed look.

DIY Cement Easter Eggs | Camille Styles

DIY Cement Easter Eggs | Camille Styles

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50 Responses to “DIY :: Cement Easter Eggs”

  1. Love This Life

    Very Pretty! At first glance, I thought they were confetti eggs (with a golden touch) and yikes, that would hurt if you got smashed on the head with one. Cute, fun idea!

    Love This Life

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  2. eve

    So beautiful!

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  3. Katie O'Keefe

    These are gorgeous! And being cement, I would guess they would last several Easters?

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    • Chanel Dror

      Definitely!! They’d hold up year after year, and be great all year round since they aren’t overly springy.

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      • Katie O'Keefe

        That’s exactly what I was thinking…maybe throw them in my potted herbs. :)

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  4. auste

    These are fab… so refreshing seeing an easter project that’s not pastel colored and overly cutesy. Very cool. Thanks!

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    • Camille Styles

      Agreed – love an Easter project that’s pretty, but would totally fit into a more contemporary or even industrial space. Thanks Auste!

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  5. chandra | oh lovely day

    super cute! not very kid friendly (my toddler is a thrower) but when he’s a little older it will be fun. until then, we’re decorating with washi tape (I posted a DIY on my blog – a great ‘little hands’ way to decorate)

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  6. Cristina Cleveland

    I’d love a combo of your two egg DIYs for year round decor. Cement with a marbleized finish – like malachite! Off to DIY brainstorm…

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  7. Capella

    I am not a holiday decorator, but these may be the only Easter decorations I would be willing to have.

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  8. Denisse Hudock

    These are beautiful!
    But as an architect, I’m going to go ahead and say these CONCRETE eggs. Cement is the dry mix, once you’ve added water to it, it becomes concrete. ;) Just a little lesson in building materials. I should make these and bring them to the office!

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  9. Kate

    I love finding unique ways to decorate or create Easter eggs. This is very cool!

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  10. artiesoul

    I looooove the gold!! Perfet for a modern touch this Easter! Thanks!

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  11. Sherry Aikens (@Babypop)

    I love this !! I have been looking for a way to leave egg on my coffee table as decor that the puppy wont take and eat .

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  12. Alicia

    I love this! They’re so beautiful and the contrast between fragile eggs and hard cement is very interesting.

    I have begun to make a blog post with craft inspiration for Easter. May I please share one of your pictures? Of course I will link it back to this post.

    Sincerely,
    Alicia

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  13. mary ellen

    How did you get the inside out of the egg?

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  14. jackie

    Making these to put on my 2 yr old neices memorial. They will hold up to the weather. Going to add one each each until it’s my time. Will add some randomly to her neighbors.

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