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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.
Printable Instructions: DIY Wood Speckled Robins Eggs
Wood Speckled Robins Eggs
This easy paint technique is a great beginner project. Create your own beautiful blue speckled robins eggs to display for Easter and Spring.
- Wood Craft Eggs
- FolkArt Chalk Paint in Cascade Blue
- Brown Craft Paint
- White Craft Paint
- Clear Spray Sealer
- Paint Brush or Toothbrush
- Cardboard Box
- Paint your wooden eggs blue
- When they're dry, place them inside the cardboard box to avoid splattering paint
- Pounce the paintbrush or toothbrush 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.
- Repeat with white paint.
- Allow all the paint to dry, then spray with the clear sealer.
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They look so lovely!
Toni Barsi says
Love these! Knowing me, they'd end up as neon colors with glitter, but still, the idea is super cute!
sew sweet vintage says
Super cute. Pinned:) New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/vintage-popcorn-chenille.html
ADORE these!! I have been trying to figure out how to make speckles for awhile now!! Stopping by from Transformation Thursday!
Saw these on the Crafty Blog Stalker. SO CUTE!!! Had to pin it!
Perfect for duck egg blue! I didn't realize they sold wood eggs, these would be perfect for a vase filler.
Krista Rollins says
Love this… such a cute idea. Plus, they look super easy. 🙂 Great DIY idea.
Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
Katherines Corner says
oh my goodness I want to make these! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo
What beautiful colours! Thank you for linking up with my Eat. Pray Love linky party, don't forget to do it again this Tuesday!
Lynda H says
I love these – robin's eggs are my favorite! I've featured this on our 1st Day of Spring Round Up – http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/14-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-2014.html
Create With Joy says
What a delightful project Molly! Congratulations – you are one of my featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at
Create With Joy
I really like how your wood eggs turned out. I have been wanting to make some myself. Can't wait to try it. Drop by anytime. Visiting from Sandy's hop you were at.Theresa @DearCreatives
Andrea Veitch says
Love these, what a great idea!
Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says
just lovely, featured these today http://www.imtopsyturvy.com/easter-link-party-features/
Holly Gagnon says
Totally Awesome! Holly 🙂
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
These are so lovely and realistic-looking! Pinned! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week 🙂