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DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas

Today, we’re sharing how to create DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas!

This is one of those simple projects that will help you quickly decorate for the upcoming season without a lot of extra work or fuss. 

I was recently talking to one of my girlfriends about how she planned to decorate for Spring.  “You are going to have to come up with some quick and easy projects for me to do or my house is not going to get decorated. Like at all.” 

In between breaths, she recounted how much she loved decorating for the seasons. But by the time she drove from dance, to gymnastics, to soccer practice and back home to get dinner on the table, she was exhausted. 

The thing is, I know my girlfriend is not alone because I hear this sentiment pretty frequently. 

And if we’re all being honest, the reality is that we’re all busy these days. 

So, in an effort to help you strike a balance between completely redecorating your house for Spring and waiting until a few days before Easter to throw something together, I’m working on simple seasonal projects that you’ll be able to do at your own pace.  

No matter what your schedule!

The bonus is that these DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas are something you’ll be able to leave out for multiple seasons just by making a few easy changes.

Here’s a look at how you can create DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas at your house too…

DIY Speckled Eggs Supplies:

  • Small Faux Eggs (I’m actually using small pecans, but you can find faux eggs at most craft supply stores in a variety of sizes)
  • Base Color Craft Paint (I’m using Deco Art’s Chalky Paint in Primitive because it’s what I have on hand but feel free to use any color you like)
  • Brown Craft Paint (I used Dark Chocolate by Americana Paints)
  • Tarp
  • Paper Plate
  • Toothbrush
  • Fine Detail Art Brush

Spring Vignette Ideas Supplies:

  • Urn
  • Faux Bird Nest
  • Sticks (optional)
  • DIY Speckled Eggs
  • Floral Foam (optional depending on how deep your urn)
  • Moss, Faux Grass or Raffia
  • Vignette Base (breadboard, plate, etc.)
  • Flowers, Books, Bunnies, etc.

DIY Speckled Eggs Steps:

Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down to protect your surfaces.  This is a fun project, but it can definitely be a messy one due to paint overspray. 

Next, paint the base color on your faux eggs and allow the paint to dry completely.  You can either use a fine detail art brush to paint the eggs.

I’m using small pecans we harvested at the pecan grove last year as my “eggs.”  They were too small to have any viable meat, but I didn’t want them to go to waste.  

As I shared above though, they usually have multiple size eggs options at local craft supply stores. And sometimes dollar store type places too. 

Once the paint has dried, dip your toothbrush into the brown paint.

Then place your thumb or pointer finger onto the toothbrush head and rub the bristles back and forth creating a spray pattern onto your painted eggs.

This part is definitely fun, but it’s also super messy.

See what I mean about the overspray? ?

You can create as heavy or as light a speckle as you want.  Keep in mind, bird egg speckles in nature are perfectly imperfect and don’t completely match.

Allow the DIY speckles eggs to dry. 

Spring Urn Vignette Steps:

While the DIY Speckled Eggs are drying, grab your container or urn.  We found this one at a thrift store for just a few dollars. 

Depending on how deep your container or urn is, you’ll want to add peanuts or floral foam from the bottom to almost the very top. 

Add moss around the top of your container or urn, allowing it to spill over just a bit.

If desired, add sticks to the base of the faux bird nest too.

Then make sure your DIY Speckled Eggs and nest are secure.

DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas

I know we all decorate to different degrees, but I wanted to share a few Spring vignette ideas with you.  These are ideas you can use on a breakfast nook table, a kitchen island, a coffee table and even a buffet or sideboard in the dining room too. 

If greenery is your jam, consider pairing your DIY speckled eggs with a simple topiary and brown and white transferware or ironstone. 

We love all sorts of flowers and even though we have horrible allergies we try to have a mix of real and faux stems around the house whenever possible.

Especially, during the Spring season.  I have to stop myself from making the house look like we’re living in a flower shop he he?

My bestie S who is our website administrator loves color. So, this year she talked me into using lots of peach.

Although, I’m more than happy to accommodate and try something new, my heart will probably always speak in a cottage farmhouse style.

All the spring vignette idea photos you see above were taken in our kitchen.  But I wanted to show you how easy it is to take this same vignette and use it on the breakfast nook table. 

This is a great idea for people who want something seasonal without having to set the table and leave out all their Spring dishes.

I hope these DIY Speckled Eggs and Spring Vignette Ideas have helped to show you how simple it can be to add a bit of Spring around the house even when you’re short on time.  

While we’re all busy with the hustle and bustle of life, taking the time to create a home you love will always be worth the investment. 

A Few Other Spring DIY & Décor Posts You Might Enjoy:

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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15 Comments

    1. Thank you bunches, Dee! I hope you’re having a great day, CoCo

  1. I love these speckled eggs.
    They are the perfect size and look
    just like real bird eggs. I’m definitely
    going to try them. Great job!

    1. So excited you liked these, Lizzy! They were super easy to create. You could definitely replicate this look, no problem 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! Have a great week, CoCo

  2. Loved your pecan eggs; never would have thought of it! Your vignettes are lovely. Here in Maine, I am so sick of winter; as it was in the 50’s today I looked for robins on a local ride; they are smarter this year as It is really too early for them. NOW, you know what color my eggs will be; that blue is my favorite for eggs!

    1. Oh my gosh, yes, Kathy, I totally agree with you there is nothing more beautiful than an egg from a Robin. I cannot imagine living in cold weather or snow! I wear a sweater the minute it gets under 70 🙂 I know Maine is a gorgeous state though so hopefully you will have lots of blue skies and sunshine coming your way soon. Happy Spring, CoCo

  3. so cute, CoCo. love the speckled eggs! I do love the toothbrush flick method and actually those little eggs are really the size of so many small bird’s. I love the idea of easy vignettes for early Spring, until we have more time to bring out Spring head on!

    1. You’re so sweet, Debra, thank you! It’s been a wild few weeks so we’ve been looking for quick and easy projects that can make the house feel festive without a lot of extra fuss 🙂 Can’t wait to see everything you’ve been up to. I love your style so much so I know it’s going to be totally fabulous. Hugs, CoCo

  4. This is a gorgeous vignette! Ironically, I think I have everything in it, down to pretty much the same urn! Guess there’s no excuse for me not making an Easter centerpiece vignette lol Great tips! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

    1. That’s so awesome Kathleen! I’m so glad you have a lot of these same pieces. I try to pick things that can be easily used from one year to the next because we don’t have a lot of extra storage at all. Can’t wait to see what you come up with, CoCo

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