Today, we’re sharing the easiest way to DIY Robin Eggs!
From Puffy Paint to DIY Robin Egg Inspiration…
When my sisters and I were younger, one of my aunts used to embellish all of our cheerleading outfits for camp.
And by embellish I mean rhinestones, sequins, ribbons, and of course Puffy Paint.
Did you guys ever use that stuff?
Back in the day, Puffy Paint was ALL THE RAGE and all of my cheer camp outfits were decked to the nines ?
We used to spend hours at my aunt’s house painting those outfits to perfection.
She had a “secret” technique for getting the paint splattered “just so” which I had completely forgotten about until I was in the middle of making an easy Spring wreath and realized I could put that secret paint technique to good use.
Here’s a peek at the easiest way to DIY Robin Eggs…
We’ve had this old egg basket filled with plastic eggs for a while now.
Egg baskets like this must have also been all the rage when farmhouse style was popular back in the eighties.
I remember so many people using them to decorate with either shades of red and mustard or country blue and mauve in kitchens everywhere.
I recently came across the egg basket in my inventory closet and decided to give the eggs a bit of an update.
Painting DIY Robin Eggs…
Valspar makes a really pretty color called Tropical Spray which is a pale blue/turquoise color that is similar to the shade of Robin eggs.
Plastic eggs are not always easy to paint so I inserted a toothpick in the bottom of the egg
and used a piece of floral foam to give the painted eggs a place to dry.
You can either use a craft brush or a sponge brush to paint the eggs.
This is after one coat…
and this is after two coats.
Make sure the paint has completely dried before moving on to the next step.
Creating the Speckles…
Now for the “secret” paint technique!
As you guys know, a Robin egg typically has tiny brown speckles.
To add those speckles to your painted egg, first, lay a piece of plastic down on your work surface because this part is messy.
Then add a small amount of brown craft paint to a plastic plate, bowl, or clean lid whatever you have on hand.
Next, take a toothbrush and dip the brush head into the craft paint.
Place your thumb or pointer finger onto the toothbrush head and rub the bristles back and forth creating a spray pattern onto your DIY Robin eggs.
You can make the paint speckles be as heavy
or as light as you want them to be.
Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely.
This is the reason you want to make sure your surfaces are completely protected. The spray gets all over!
Just a heads up…
Also, just a heads up, be really careful when you store these DIY Robin Eggs once the season is over. The paint will easily stick together if you don’t wrap and store them properly!
I added a bit of raffia back to the vintage egg basket shown above…
…but here’s a similar look if you wanted to use ironstone.
It’s super easy to snuggle the DIY Robin Eggs inside a basket or container. They’re great used as a quick and easy addition to an Easter tablescape or spring kitchen décor.
Have I told you guys how excited I am Spring has almost arrived?
I’m all about second chances and fresh starts so I can’t wait to welcome a new season. Hope you’re excited about all the good things coming your way this Spring too!
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- Simple Spring Home Tour
- Simple Spring Porch Tour
- Easy Spring Vignette Ideas
- How to Decoupage Easter Eggs
- Upcycled Country House Birdhouse