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.
- Blown-out eggshells
- Blue and green food dye
- White vinegar
- Brown craft paint
- Old toothbrush
- Brown paper sack, shredded for the nest
- Wash the shells of raw, uncooked eggs.
- To 'blow out' your eggs, use a large needle or nail to poke a small hole in each end of a raw egg.
- Stick the needle in far enough to break through the yolk and membranes.
- 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.
- Wash out each empty shell, blow out any water and allow them to dry.
- 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.
- Shake out any liquid from inside your shells and let them dry again.
- 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.
- A brown paper sack shredded makes the perfect nest for your pretty, blue eggs.