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Wood-Stained Easter Egg Decor Project Puts a Little Holiday Cheer on Your Brunch Table

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This DIY Easter crate project puts holiday cheer at the center of your brunch table. With a few simple steps, you can create holiday décor tha twill last for years.

PREPARE: Lightly sand wooden crates and eggs. Using a lint-free rag, wipe off sanding residue.

APPLY: Work in a well-ventilated area, such as a garage or outdoors.  
Crates:  Apply one coat of stain liberally with a good quality brush or clean lint-free rag. Allow to penetrate for 2-3 minutes then remove excess by wiping with a rag in the direction of the grain. 

Eggs: Spray each egg with slow sweeping motions, overlapping each pass slightly. Once an area is dry to the touch (about 20 minutes), rotate the egg to spray again. Repeat the process until entire egg is coated. Primer is recommended.

FINISH: Crates: Allow stain to dry for 1 hour. For added protection, apply one coat of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. Let dry for 2 hours.

Eggs: Allow primer, paint and/or clear coat to dry for 1 hour. If applying clear coat polyurethane, brush on after wooden eggs have fully cured.

TIP: Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with the entire job.