Since the kids are grown and have all flown the coop, we no longer dye eggs for Easter. I do love the speckled eggs you get at home decor stores, but sometimes they can be ridiculously expensive. A small bag can be $10 or more and I just can’t see paying that price for something that’s gonna be out on display for a week or two. So I decided to make my own speckled eggs for a fraction of the cost.
I found plain white eggs at Target that are made out of some type of stiff paper or thin cardboard. I can’t really tell what the material is (paper mache maybe?), but they were $3 for a dozen and they’re pretty sturdy. I bought 2 dozen.
Now comes the fun part! Speckling the eggs! I watered down acrylic paint in Raw Umber. Not too much though. You don’t want the paint to run down the side of the egg. I dipped the tip of the paint brush into the paint and tapped off just a bit of the excess. Then, holding the brush in one hand, I tapped a finger quickly and firmly against the brush which sent speckles flying across the egg. A sheet of wax paper underneath catches the splatters. You can then put the skewered egg back in the floral foam until the dots dry.
You can see more of them in my Spring farmhouse tour.
Easter is less than a week away and all that’s left to do is plan my brunch menu! I’m having my children over and will have an Easter Egg hunt for the grand kids. What are your plans for Easter?
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