A little nest of blue, speckled eggs is such a pretty way to decorate your table for spring. Pottery Barn sells a dozen of these speckled eggs for $14.50. Create your own and save! This is a fun and simple project to make with supplies you already have on hand.

Materials Needed

  • Blown-out eggshells
  • Needle
  • Straw
  • Blue and green food dye
  • White vinegar
  • Brown craft paint
  • Old toothbrush
  • Brown paper sack, shredded for the nest


  1. Wash the shells of raw, uncooked eggs.
  2. To 'blow out' your eggs, use a large needle or nail to poke a small hole in each end of a raw egg.
  3. Stick the needle in far enough to break through the yolk and membranes.
  4. Place a straw over one end and blow.  The egg whites and yolk should come out as you blow. If they’re not flowing easily, try increasing the size of your hole slightly.
  5. Wash out each empty shell, blow out any water and allow them to dry.
  6. Dye your shells in a mixture of 1 cup of warm water, a few tablespoons of vinegar, 4 drops of blue and 1 drop of green food dye. Since your eggs are empty and essentially weightless, you’ll have to hold it down into the dye.
  7. Shake out any liquid from inside your shells and let them dry again.
  8. To speckle your eggs, use an old toothbrush. Dip it into brown paint and then run your fingers over the bristles to flick the paint onto the egg.
  9. A brown paper sack shredded makes the perfect nest for your pretty, blue eggs.

Make Your Own Decorative Speckled Eggs