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!

  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.Β optional: tape off half the egg with duct tape, and spray with spray paint for a fun dip-dyed look.

62 comments
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    Naomi A | March 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This is a cute idea!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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    Lindsay {Everistta} | March 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    So cool! I love this. So many DIY projects to try!

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    Love This Life | March 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    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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    Kelly | Fabulous K | March 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I DIY’d some gold dipped Easter eggs last year (http://www.fabulouskstyle.com/2012/04/dipped-easter-eggs.html) and adored them so much! I love the idea of the cement so I’d have them year after year. So fun!

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    Sarah | Sarah The Architect | March 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Love this idea!!! Such a fun spin on the typical dyed Easter eggs.

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    • Chanel Dror | March 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks Sarah! So glad you like them πŸ™‚

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    Emily West (@sparklemeetspop) | March 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I love this idea! I like that it’s reusable year after year.

    Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

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    eve | March 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    So beautiful!

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    Katie O'Keefe | March 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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

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    • Chanel Dror | March 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      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 | March 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        That’s exactly what I was thinking…maybe throw them in my potted herbs. πŸ™‚

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    auste | March 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    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 | March 27, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      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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    chandra | oh lovely day | March 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    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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    Cristina Cleveland | March 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    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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    Capella | March 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

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

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    Denisse Hudock | March 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    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. πŸ˜‰ Just a little lesson in building materials. I should make these and bring them to the office!

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    • Kim | March 31, 2015 at 4:21 am

      But concrete has things like sand and gravel added…this does not.

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    Kate | March 31, 2013 at 11:57 am

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

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    artiesoul | March 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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

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    Sherry Aikens (@Babypop) | April 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

    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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    Alicia | February 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

    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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    Julia@Cuckoo4design | March 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Genius and I love them

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    mary ellen | April 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    How did you get the inside out of the egg?

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    jackie | April 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    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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    Lindsay | March 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    These are awesome! I love that they will stand the test of time and last longer since they are less fragile. Please check out the Easter eggs I made last weekend! http://www.babybugjournals.com/my-baby-journey

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    Nick | April 5, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I tried these this year, and I can’t recommend them, they taste just AWFUL! Hard as a rock too, I think I chipped my tooth on one

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    Jason Roland | January 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Such a fun and easy project idea for Easter – which is not that far away!!!

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    MHRVerheijck | July 19, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Please can you traslate this project in dutch??

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    Door Gifts | August 27, 2018 at 11:58 am

    My kids would surely love this.

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