speckled easter egg tutorial


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!


materials:

wooden eggs (or real if you prefer!)
masking tape
acrylic paint
toothpick
toothbrush


diy modern eggs


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. 


EASTER CRAFT PROJECT


4. once dry peel off the masking tape to reveal the untreated wood! 


speckled easter egg crafts
modern easter egg tutorial


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.

back soon!

caroline x






11 comments

  1. This is so cool, they totally look like half concrete/ half wood! I really like the design!
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    1. so glad you like them! thanks lady :)

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  2. These truly are some gorgeous Easter eggs!! Loving the design and this DIY!! Thanks for sharing babe x

    Millie x
    http://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/day-in-park.html

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  3. These are truly beautiful, Caroline and your photography is stunning. Decorating for the seasons is my passion and I can totally see myself crafting up some of these beauties. Consider it pinned! Sue ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker

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    1. sue that's made my day- thank you!! :)

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  4. I love this gorgeous idea. Happ Easter, and thanks for sharing.

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