I don’t know about all of you, but I’m in desperate need of some reminders that this long winter WILL finally end someday and the snow will be gone soon (although not soon enough!) So I decided it was time to start making some Easter and spring decorations to remind me the end of these snowstorms is in sight. These robin’s eggs are SO cute and can be used with so many different decorations. Here is a an easy tutorial on DIY Robin Eggs!
What You Will Need
- Plastic Eggs – I got mine from Hobby Lobby but they can be found anywhere that sells craft supplies or Easter decorations. Or you can use up old ones in that box in the basement you haven’t opened in years to make for an even more inexpensive project!
- Acrylic Paints – I used white, blue, green, gray, and brown but they would look great with any color to coordinate with the other décor in your home.
- Spray Paint Primer – This is optional but after trying the first round of eggs without it, I found it made quite a big difference in the number of coats I needed.
You’ll want to cover your work space with newspaper to contain the mess, and get all your supplies together. I chose to separate the eggs to paint them because mine had holes in them where I could put a toothpick in to hold it in place so I could get the painting done all at once! You could also put them in an egg carton and paint what you can reach, then turn them over after they dry to finish painting.
I sprayed the primer on and let that dry for 10 - 15 minutes before I started to paint the color on. The primer really helped grab the paint instead of just painting right on the plastic where the paint would just slide around on it because it would not adhere very well - plus it would take a few coats (and waiting for it to dry between coats!). The primer allowed me to get a solid color that actually looks realistic. I didn’t even wash my brush really, just mixed a couple different colors and went to town. Once they were mostly dried, I mixed some brown paint with a little bit of water so it would splatter easier. You just dip a toothbrush in the brown paint and use your thumb to flick the bristles over the egg to get the splattered look.
After they dry, and really make sure they’re dry, you can put them in a vase with some rocks and moss for a simple decoration that looks like you ripped the page right out of a Pottery Barn magazine. And you can look at it everyday to remind you the birds will soon be here and before you know it, people will start complaining about how hot it is.