DIY | minimal easter eggs4.04.2017
i'll confess easter DIY's aren't really my thing. i've never made any in the past and this year was going to be no different... that was until i discovered wooden eggs at a flea market, i though they were too cute to pass up a little spring makeover. i wanted to give them a quick treatment that looked quite modern, as they're wooden they could be given as gifts or simply used as decoration around the home. i'm surprised at how much fun i had doing this little project so here's my first (and potentially not the last) easter DIY!
wooden eggs (or real if you prefer!)
1. cover up half of the wooden egg with masking tape. paint the exposed wooden half with acrylic paint, i've mixed up a pale grey but you can use any colours! leave to dry.
2. to create the speckled effect dip a toothpick into black paint and start dotting the surface you painted. vary the sizes of the dots so the pattern isn't too uniform- i cut my toothpick in half and used the thicker end for the larger speckles.
3. to finish dip an old toothbrush into black paint and lightly spray the surface, the fine mist just adds a little extra detail.
4. once dry peel off the masking tape to reveal the untreated wood!
i did consider using a marble effect on the eggs but i really like how these turned out! (they remind me of cadbury mini eggs.. win)
tbh i'm really not into the idea of painting eggs and then eating them so these wooden ones are perfect for me, plus they'll last forever! if you wanted to use real eggs i'd either find a food safe paint to use or drain the eggs out first so you don't waste them.