DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m sharing another DIY Easter egg tutorial – and this might just be my favorite yet: DIY hologram foil Easter eggs in every shade of the rainbow! These holographic Easter eggs just make me so happy every time I look at them, and you can even apply the technique to faux eggs to enjoy them year after year. All it takes is a few rolls of hologram nail foil, nail foil transfer adhesive, and you’re good to go!

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

So first, if you don’t already know about the amazing magic that is nail transfer foil, you’re welcome. It’s super cheap (only $1 for a roll of 5 feet!!), comes in the most amazing range of color and patterns, and you can use it to give yourself a really fun manicure when you’re not busy making holographic Easter eggs. I stuck to a color palette of silver hologram, lavender hologram, and a clear iridescent foil, but you could create an entire rainbow of hologram and iridescent easter eggs just using the nail foils. Now how fun would THAT be??

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

Supplies

Faux or hardboiled eggs

Nail foil in your choice of color – I used Silver Spectrum, Silver Dots, Opal Glitter, Icy Heather, and a bit of Opal Swirl. I bought all my nail foils here, but you can also find some fun colors and patterns on Amazon.

Nail foil transfer adhesive

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

To make the DIY hologram foil Easter eggs:

Step 1. Start with faux Easter eggs in fun colors (I picked mine up from the dollar spot at Target) or dye hardboiled eggs in a rainbow of bright colors. Just a quick FYI: I tried this foil technique with naturally dyed eggs, and it didn’t go too well. The foil adhesive seemed to have a difficult time sticking to the naturally-dyed eggs. But the eggs dyed with regular liquid food coloring turned out great! The hologram foil also looks pretty great against white eggs, so you could just skip the dye and go straight for the hologram foil.

Step 2. Cut several 2-inch lengths of nail foil in your chosen colors. I usually needed about six 2-inch pieces of foil to cover a single egg. The foiling process moves pretty quickly, so it’s helpful to have a bunch of pre-cut pieces ready to apply ahead of time.

Step 3. Apply the nail foil transfer adhesive to your egg and allow it to dry for several minutes, or until the adhesive becomes clear and tacky. I found it easiest and most effective to apply the adhesive to several eggs at once, but only one half of the egg at a time. I lined up about six eggs at a time and applied the adhesive to each egg, and by the time I was done the first egg was usually ready for hologram foil.

Step 4. Once the adhesive is clear and tacky to the touch, apply the hologram foil to the egg. For more solid coverage, press a piece of foil over the adhesive and smooth it down with your fingers. If you want more of the egg color to show through, quickly tap the foil against the adhesive and then move to another section of the egg. Continue around the entire area until you’re satisfied with the amount of coverage.

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

The silver spectrum and silver dots hologram foils are so much fun – and they look good on both white and colorful eggs! The opalescent foils are really subtle in person and look best on brighter or dark color eggs, but are just so gorgeous in person. And how pretty is that lavender (aka icy heather) hologram foil?? So many great color combinations, so little time!

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

Sparkle! Rainbows! Gah, I just love these eggs SO much! But what do YOU think?? Will you be making holographic Easter eggs this year? If you do, be sure to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #madewithosbp so I can see it!

p.s. DIY painterly pink and gold Easter eggs and DIY tropical leaf Easter eggs

Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I have a question for all of you. We’ve fallen into a bit of a recipe rut with our weeknight dinner recipes. So I’m on the hunt for new quick and relatively easy dinner recipes. What are your favorites?? I’m all ears! I’d love it if you could share your favorite recipes in the comments. But in the meantime…

Oh So Beautiful Paper Pencils

…a few links for your weekend!

Loving these hologram leather flats with a cute pointed toe

Cutting foreign aid makes America less safe

These DIY confetti eggs are so fun!

My favorite indoor-outdoor rug in a new shade of coral pink!

This floral mat is so pretty

The not-so-glamorous side of buying and renovating an older home

This rattan side table is just SO GOOD

MAKE: Savory herb French Toast (yum!) – and I’m also thinking about making this Cocoa Pecan Torte for our Passover dinner

 

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

DIY hologram galaxy Easter eggs

One of my favorite trends for 2017: Vellum!

Rustic succulent-inspired wedding invitations

Some seriously cute Easter cards

So many cute designs in the Cherry Berry Paper for Target collection!

 

April Desktop Downloads!

Ah, April. The first full month of Spring! And also known for lots of rain, which is totally fine with me since it means lots of flowers in May! Here in DC, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, tulips and daffodils are everywhere, and the days are getting longer – all of which make me so very happy. To celebrate the new season, we have a wealth of illustrated wallpapers to help brighten your screens this month, with four new designs from Swiss Cottage DesignsThe Good Twin, and Nathalie Ouederni! Pick your fave (or two!) and download the files via the links below! xoxo

April Showers Illustrated Wallpaper by Swiss Cottage Designs

Desktop | iPhone

Illustrated April Wallpaper by Nathalie Ouederni

Desktop | iPhone

April Maze Illustrated Wallpaper by The Good Twin

Desktop | iPhone

April Showers Illustrated Wallpaper by The Good Twin

Desktop | iPhone

Illustrations © Swiss Cottage DesignsThe Good Twin, and Nathalie Ouederni. All artwork is made available for personal use only. By downloading the wallpapers you agree to the terms of use.

p.s. If you’re a designer or illustrator interested in contributing your own designs to this column, please email your design to hello(at)ohsobeautifulpaper.com with the subject line “desktop downloads” and image files in both desktop and iPhone retina screen sizes. If it’s a good fit I’ll add it to the post for the following month!

Quick Pick: Cheree Berry for Target

Every time I walk into Target these days, it seems like there is an amazing new collaboration with one of my favorite designers! First Oh Joy and Sugar Paper, now Thimblepress and Cheree Berry Paper! My love for Cheree Berry Paper goes all the way back to my wedding planning days 9-ish years ago (gulp!), when I first discovered Cheree’s custom wedding invitation and save the date designs – and is still going strong today. The Cheree Berry collection for Target includes a bunch of fun wedding and baby stationery, including cute fill-in baby shower invitations and announcements, thank you cards, shower games, wedding chargers, napkins, chair signs, and some seriously cute paper straws. Here are a few favorites from the collection!

Cheree Berry Paper for Target

So cute, right??? I’m particularly in love with the black and white THX and XOXO thank you cards! Check out the full collection right here!

This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on these links, you’ll help support Oh So Beautiful Paper while also purchasing some gorgeous paper goods. I only recommend products that I truly love and trust that you’ll love, too. My full disclosure policy can be found here.

Trendspotting: Vellum Inspiration!

It’s still relatively early in 2017, but I already have a favorite trend for this year: Vellum! If you aren’t familiar with this gorgeous translucent material, vellum is a semi-transparent paper made from rag or plasticized cotton and is often used in applications where tracing is involved. But vellum is seriously beautiful in its own right, especially when combined with elegant calligraphy and wax seals. You can also run a vellum sheet through a regular home printer! Vellum comes in a variety of shades, from traditional translucent white to pale pink, lavender, aqua – even iridescent and opalescent! Vellum is one of my current favorite stationery trends, along with deckled edges and all things iridescent/hologram, but I realized I hadn’t featured a ton of vellum inspiration here. So I put out a call for stationers and calligraphers to share their images via email and the #osbpvellum hashtag, and I’m sharing a few of my favorites with you today!

Vellum Envelope Inspiration by Ebb & Flow Ink

Vellum envelope with white calligraphy by Ebb & Flow Ink / Handmade paper by Fabulous Fancy Pants / Photo by Gaby J Photography

Vellum Dinner Menu by Silbia Ro

Vellum dinner menu by Silbia Ro

Vellum Wedding Invitation Inspiration by Fourteen Forty

Marble printed vellum (!!) wrapped around a wedding invitation by Fourteen-Forty

Vellum Place Card by Amy May Paper

Vellum card with white ink calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Vellum Inspiration by Papel and Co.

A vellum overlay with a black floral illustration by Papel & Co.

Vellum Cactus Wedding Invitation by Robinson Paperie

This cactus wedding invitation suite features a hand painted cactus on vellum by Robinson Paperie

Vellum Wedding Invitation by Swell Press Paper

How fun is this vellum wedding invitation overlay by Swell Press Paper??

Vellum Envelopes with Brush Lettering by Willow Wynn Co.

Vellum envelopes with brush lettering by Willow Wynn Co.

Vellum Baby Shower Invitation by Charm & Fig

A baby shower invitation printed on vellum with iridescent glitter by Charm & Fig

Vellum in Ceremony Programs by Fleur de Letters

Floral printed vellum in ceremony programs by Fleur de Letters

Vellum Dinner Menu by Grace Niu Design

Vellum dinner menus by Grace Niu Design

Vellum Wedding Invitation Inspiration by Owl Post Calligraphy

A beautiful vellum overlay with gold calligraphy by Owl Post Calligraphy

Vellum and Gold Wax Seals by Paula Lee Calligraphy

Vellum looks amazing when paired with gold wax seals from Paula Lee Calligraphy

Vellum Menu by Willow Visuals

A simple vellum menu overlay by Willow Visuals / Photo by Petra Veikkola

Vellum Envelope with Floral Envelope Liner by The Aerialist Press

When you have a gorgeous envelope liner, show it off with a transparent vellum envelope like this beauty by the Aerialist Press

So, what do you think?? Are you all feeling the vellum trend along with me?