I’m sure by now everyone is aware of how much I love macarons. Well after a weekend of DIY’s I think it’s safe to say my obsession with them is at a whole new level. Now not only do I want to eat all the macarons, but I want to paint them on all the things too. Like Easter eggs! Fitting considering that we’re less than a week away from the holiday and I just happened to have an excess of Martha Stewart acrylic paints on hand. No expert skills necessary. If you love macs as much as I do, and you know the basic anatomy of these darling delights (shell, feet, filling, feet, shell), painting them will be a breeze when you follow the simple steps below.
Macaron Painted Easter Eggs – DIY
Easter eggs painted in shades of pastels to resemble the much adored french cookie.
Acrylic Paints in spring macaron shades. I chose mint, lavender, pink, yellow and white (for filling and dimension)
5- 6 hard boiled eggs
1 piece of thick cardstock
1 fine tipped paint brush and 1 3/4 inch wide flat paint brush
iridescent glitter (optional)
- The first thing you’ll want to do is draw your french macaron to turn it into a stencil. It should be about 1 3/4 inches in size in order to fit the center of each boiled egg.
- Based on the anatomy of the macaron, and with a pencil you’ll first want to draw your top shell in a long thin tube shape.
- Beneath the shell, draw your first set of ruffles (aka feet which I’ve discovered are much easier to achieve painting than baking.)
- Followed by another tube shape in the for filling.
- Beneath the filling you’ll draw your second set of ruffles (feet.) Make sure the second set of ruffles point towards the bottom of the filling and not the top part of bottom shell (2nd set of feet should be facing upwards)
- Lastly complete your macaron by drawing the bottom half of the shell.
- You can click on the photo below to zoom in.
Cut out your pencil drawn french macaron and place it in the center of your boiled egg.
With a pencil, trace the outline of the macaron onto the egg, drawing in the lines of the shells, feet, and filling afterwards.
Repeat these steps until you have one macaron drawn on the front of all 5-6 of your boiled eggs.
Be sure to allow your eggs time to rest if they’ve been in the fridge. If they have moisture on them, the paint won’t stick. Pat your eggs dry with a paper towel before you begin painting.
- Now for the paint. I would recommend using 2 different colors for each macaron.
- Purple and light purple and/or white as I did here.
- You’ll want to paint in your shells first, outlining the shells of the pencil drawn on macaron with your fine tip paint brush in the darkest color you’ve chosen.
- Then paint your shells. Mix in a little white with your darkest color for dimension.
- Using your lightest color, and horizontal strokes paint in the filling (center of the macaron.
- So far you should have the shells and filling painted as seen below.
- Sprinkle on a little glitter before the paint dries for a touch of sparkle.
- Now you can add your feet. Dip your wide flat brush into your darkest shade of paint on an angle.
- Dab the paint onto the egg in a tapping almost sponging motion to resemble the look of the feet.
Then set aside to dry.
Repeat these steps to paint each of your macaron easter eggs.
You can experiment with colors and combos to create the macarons of your dreams.
Once your macaron easter eggs are painted, place them in the fridge to dry.
Once dry, arrange them in your favorite dishes for a very sweet display.
They make beautiful Easter centerpieces and add a chic touch to Easter baskets for loved ones! I hope these macarons eggs inspired you to make your own. Pick your favorite flavors and paint away.
I’ll have more on the way soon! Thanks as always for reading friends!
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