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How to Make Pouring Paint Easter Decor (Easy)

Pouring Paint Easter Eggs made from Christmas ornaments surrounded by spring decor

Learn to make beautiful Easter decor using egg-shaped ornaments and pouring paint

What is Pouring Paint?

Acrylic pouring is painting technique. Different paint colors are poured onto a surface that is then tilted enabling the colors to flow in various directions. The fluid movement of the paint causes the colors to interact and create interesting designs and effects. You can make your own pouring paint with acrylic paint, a pouring medium (which enables the paint to flow) and other additives or you can purchase ready-to-pour paint (like I did for this project).

The Perfect Egg for this Pour Paint Project

I found the perfect egg-shaped ornaments on Etsy for my Pouring Paint Easter Decor project. These paintable and shatterproof ornaments from LepinDesigns on Etsy came in a box of 20. LepinDesigns has a bunch of other shapes too in both plastic and glass that I would love to use in future projects!

How to Make Pouring Paint Easter Eggs

Here’s What I Used

Supplies needed to make Pouring Paint Easter Eggs (pouring paint, clear plastic egg ornaments, paper cups, rubbing alcohol and stir sticks).

Materials

Ready-to-Pour Pouring Paint

Project Steps

Step 1 – Clean Egg Ornament with Rubbing Alcohol

Start by cleaning the interior of the plastic egg with rubbing alcohol. Pour a little rubbing alcohol into the egg and swirl it around to clean the inside surface. Pour out the excess and discard. If you’re cleaning multiple eggs, you can pour the rubbing alcohol from one egg to the next and discard at the end. Next, let the rubbing alcohol evaporate so that egg’s interior is dry.

Step 2 – Swirl Pouring Paint Colors in a Cup

Gently shake the bottles of paint before use. For this project I used DecoArt® Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylic paint that I found at Michaels. It is highly-pigmented and ready-to-pour. Also, because of its consistency, you can do layered paint pours in a single step. Since it’s ready-to-pour, the paint does not need to be mixed with any mediums or additives.

Pour the first color of paint into cup and add layer of another color right on top of the first. If you need more paint, just add additional layers in your cup. Lightly swirl the paints with a stick (swirl the paint, don’t blend the colors).

The right shade of pink was not available at the craft store so I had to mix magenta and ivory (see Image A below). To create the pink, I mixed the two colors together until they were thoroughly blended (Image B). Then I added more ivory to the pink and swirled the two colors together as shown in Image C.

Bottles of Magenta and Ivory pouring paint, a cup and a stir stick.
(1) Magenta and Ivory Pouring Paint
Cup of blended, well-mixed Magenta and Ivory pouring paint.
(2) Blended the Two Colors to Make Pink
Pink and Ivory pouring paint swirled in a cup.
(3) Swirled Pink and Ivory Pink

Step 3 – Pour Paint into Egg Ornament

Pour the swirled paint into the plastic egg and slowly turning the egg as you do so.

Step 4 – Rotate Egg

Rotate the egg to coat the interior with paint. Turn the egg over in your hands to move the paint around the interior surface.

Step 5 – Add More Pouring Paint (if Needed)

If your initial pour does not cover the entire inside surface of the egg, simply add more paint. Depending on your desired outcome, you can swirl the paints in a cup first or directly drizzle paint colors into the ornament. Continue rotating the egg after you add the paint. Lightly shaking the egg helps to fill any empty spots as well.

Step 6 – Add Swirl Marks

If desired, you can add more swirl marks in the interior paint. Using a stir stick or straw, scrape the inside surface of the egg and then lightly shake the eggs to fill scratches with paint.

Step 7- Drain Excess Paint

When the interior is completely covered, set the egg in a cup with the opening facing down to drain the excess paint.

Step 8 – Let Paint Dry

Set the cup aside and let the paint dry. Occasionally flip the egg over during the drying process to alternate draining and air circulation.

Two pictures of two Pouring Paint Easter Eggs drying in a paper cup (showing one drying upside down to drain excess paint and the other drying with the opening facing up).

Step 9 – Add Ornament Hangers

If desired, add the ornament hangers to the egg once the paint is dry. You could use the hangers to make a wreath or garland Pouring Paint Easter eggs.

Metal hanger that can be added to end of ornaments (one egg with hanger one, one with it off, and the hardware separate)

Pouring Paint Easter Decor Variations

I experimented with different colors and designs.

Five Pouring Paint Easter Eggs in a basket showing color and design variations
Five Pouring Paint Easter Eggs in a wooden bowl showing color and design variations

Project Video

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How to Make Pouring Paint Easter Decor (Easy)

Pouring Paint Easter Eggs made from Christmas ornaments surrounded by spring decor

Learn to make beautiful Easter decor using egg-shaped ornaments and pouring paint

Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Materials

  • Ready-to-Pour Pouring Paint
  • Clear Plastic Egg Ornaments
  • Stir Sticks or Straws
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dixie Cups

Tools

  • None

Instructions

  1. Clean Egg with Rubbing Alcohol - Pour a little rubbing alcohol into egg. Swirl to clean interior. Pour out excess and discard. Let egg dry. Adding rubbing alcohol to clean interior of clear plastic egg in order to make Easter decor.
  2. Swirl Paint Colors in a Cup - Pour paint into cup and add layer of another color. Lightly swirl the paints with a stick (swirl, don't blend the colors). Swirling two colors of pouring paint that will be added to plastic egg to make Easter decor.
  3. Pour Paint into Egg - Pour paint into plastic egg turning the egg as you go. Adding two colors of pouring paint to clear plastic egg to make Easter decor.
  4. Rotate - Rotate the egg to coat interior surface. Rotating egg to coat interior of plastic egg with pouring paint to make Easter decor.
  5. Add More Paint - Add more paint if needed. Lightly shake the egg to help fill empty spots. Adding more pouring paint to coat unpainted surfaces in clear plastic egg to make Easter decor.
  6. Add Swirl Marks - To add more swirl marks, scrape inside of egg with stick or straw. Shake egg lightly to fill scratches with paint. Scraping the inside of egg ornament coated with pouring paint with a stick to make Easter decor.
  7. Drain Excess Paint - When interior is completely covered, set egg in cup with opening facing down to drain excess paint. Setting paint-filled egg in paper cup to drain excess pouring paint to make Easter decor.
  8. Let Paint Dry - Set cup with egg aside and let the paint dry. Occasionally flip the egg over during the drying process.Egg ornaments coated with pouring paint sitting in paper cup in order to dry and become Easter decor.
  9. Add Ornament Hangers - If desired, add the ornament hanger to the egg once the paint has dried. Adding hangers to the ends of egg ornament painted with pouring paint to make Easter decor.

Notes

Variations

Five Pouring Paint Easter Eggs in a wooden bowl showing color and design variations

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