When it comes to weddings, one of the first things that catches our eyes every time is the backdrop. They’re such an easy way to make an eye-catching statement, so we’re thrilled to have this one to share with you all today! Studio Cultivate by Kathryn Godwin + Ruffled collaborated to execute and style this DIY Easter egg backdrop with flowers by Springvine, while Emily Chidester took the reins behind the camera. Of course, this would be a great DIY for any time of the year! If you follow us on Instagram, you will see the backdrop in action for Luna’s First Birthday 🙂
For this project, you will need:
– plastic Easter eggs
– white twine or fishing line
– white spray paint
– acrylic white paint
– tapestry needle
– gray spray paint (the right shade of gray is hard to find, so we used primer)
1. Cut plastic egg halves apart – trim off the connecting piece. Lay on protected surface to paint.
2. Use a baster to drip acrylic paint over egg, allow to run and drip over egg – this gave a nice texture and variation to the egg. We varied the quantities that we dripped with paint versus what we spray painted.
3. After dripped paint or spray paint has dried, thread your tapestry needle with twine – staring on the inside of the shell, thread and loop through the two holes at the top of the egg, tie in knot.
4. Thread through the inside of the next shell, loop again through the two holes and back out the top- slide shell down to almost stack on the previous egg. By looping through the two holes, the twine will lock into position.
5. Create varying lengths of these tendrils from 5 egg halves to 20-30, depending on the length of the backdrop you desire. After having strung them, we dusted them with spray paint once more to help cover any area there may have been chipping.
6. Suspend from a strong bar that can withstand weight, and cluster tendrils together – creating a heavily layered backdrop transforms the otherwise recognizable material into something unexpected.
Alternatively, if you’re in a pinch for time, you can string plastic eggs and spray paint them (using the paint + primer cans). Open them up, and starting string the halves with knots in between each.