I have a fun and super easy pin inspiration project to share just in time for Easter- DIY wooden speckled robins eggs. I’ve personally always loved the look of precious little robins eggs, and I’ll admit a big fan of the robins eggs chocolate candy that’s around this time of the year. My inspiration for this project came from THIS PIN (from a website called Free Homeschool Advice), of a lovely real life robins nest.
To make your own little eggs, here are the supplies you can use-
- Wood craft eggs
- Blue Chalk Paint (Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue, but another option would be the color Cascade from the FOLKART Home Decor Chalk Paint line)
- Brown craft paint
- White craft paint
- A paint brush or old toothbrush
- A box to protect your area from paint splatters
- Clear spray sealer
Begin by painting the wood eggs blue. I used my Annie Sloan chalk paint, and one coat really did well.
If you’re using regular craft paint (which you totally can), you may just need a few coats.
Next, put them in a box to avoid a huge splatter mess. Remember in elementary school, and you did splatter painting with toothbrushes? Well, this is basically the exact same concept.
Put the eggs in the box, and pounce the brushes into a bit of the brown craft paint, and splatter away by running your fingers over the bristles, going towards you. This assures that (most of) the paint goes away from you.
When that’s dry, repeat with the white paint.
Let these little cuties dry for a few hours, and the take them outside for the final step, the clear spray sealer. I personally like the Krylon brand, but really any clear spray sealer will do the job.
So simple, and a great last minute Easter craft. And, they can be used after the holiday in the kitchen or in any Spring display.