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Guest Post: DIY Painted Wood Speckled Pastel Easter Eggs

The following is a Guest Post from Just A Little Creativity, a member of our Craft Project Ideas Blogger Network!

 

There are so many fun and clever ways to decorate Easter Eggs! I remember being a little girl and my favorite thing was to draw on them with wax crayons, and being amazed at the design left behind when we’d dip die them.

 

Decorating eggs is something that almost everyone has done at least once in their life, whether they enjoy crafts or view themselves as creative or not. These DIY wood speckled eggs are so pretty to include in your Easter decor, and so easy to create that you can let the kids make them.

Materials



Pastel craft paints
Brown craft paint
White craft paint
A paint brush or old toothbrush

Wood craft eggs

A box to protect your area from paint splatters

Clear spray sealer

Instructions



Step  1.

Begin by painting each egg in a solid pastel color.

Step  1.

Begin by painting each egg in a solid pastel color.

Step  2.

When the eggs are dry, use an old box to catch the splatter paint in. Trust me on this, it’s messy, and even messier when kids help, but it’s so fun! Set the eggs inside the box, either one at a time or more, that’s up to you.

Step  2.

When the eggs are dry, use an old box to catch the splatter paint in. Trust me on this, it’s messy, and even messier when kids help, but it’s so fun! Set the eggs inside the box, either one at a time or more, that’s up to you.

Step  3.

Add your white speckled first.

 

Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter which speckles you add first, but I began with white.

Wet your paint brush a bit, but not your paint. Then, just brush your fingers along the bristles, always moving your finger back and towards you. This will make the paint splatter onto the eggs in front of you. And it’s messy and gets everywhere, but that’s just part of the fun.

 

The white paint is subtle on the pastel Easter eggs.

Step  3.

Add your white speckled first.

 

Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter which speckles you add first, but I began with white.

Wet your paint brush a bit, but not your paint. Then, just brush your fingers along the bristles, always moving your finger back and towards you. This will make the paint splatter onto the eggs in front of you. And it’s messy and gets everywhere, but that’s just part of the fun.

 

The white paint is subtle on the pastel Easter eggs.

Step  4.

Once the white speckles are dry, repeat the process with the brown paint. 

 

It’s optional, but I recommend using a clear spray sealer on the eggs when they’re dry. This will help preserve their vibrant colors and prevent scratches.

Step  4.

Once the white speckles are dry, repeat the process with the brown paint. 

 

It’s optional, but I recommend using a clear spray sealer on the eggs when they’re dry. This will help preserve their vibrant colors and prevent scratches.

Step  5.

If this project looks familiar, you may have seen my speckled robins egg tutorial several years ago. This method is basically the same, but with the pastel variants. You can use this technique on any color combo of eggs, even white with brown speckles.

 

The sky is the limit!

Step  5.

If this project looks familiar, you may have seen my speckled robins egg tutorial several years ago. This method is basically the same, but with the pastel variants. You can use this technique on any color combo of eggs, even white with brown speckles.

 

The sky is the limit!

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