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DIY Robin Eggs

Nothing beats the sounds of Spring - birds singing and searching for the perfect branch on which to build their nests.  Although ... branches really aren't necessary - we find nests in our garage in our rubber boots!  

Regardless of where they build their nests, the sight of brightly colored blue eggs in a nest is such a thrill.  To bring a touch of Spring indoors, these DIY robin eggs are fun to make.





Supplies:

Mini plastic eggs
Blue spray paint
Brown spray paint
Cardboard box





This is one of those projects that take longer to explain than to actually do it.  :)




Just place the plastic eggs in a cardboard box and with one hand, tilt the box to turn the eggs while using your other hand to spray them with blue paint.  You can do many eggs at once and when thoroughly covered with paint, gently separate the eggs so that sides aren't touching.  Let dry.

When dry, repeat the process but lightly spray with brown paint to create brown dots.   Let dry.  Note:  If your brown spray paint does not provide a splotched effect, you can also use regular brown craft paint and a stiff paint brush.  Lightly load the brush with brown paint and using your finger, flick the brush bristles to "spray" paint onto the eggs. 

And, that's it - you're left with pretty little robin eggs that you can display in a decorative bowl, nest, or a clear apothecary jar. 


 Wishing you a happy Spring! 



Thank you to Kathryn at The Dedicated House for featuring this project! 





Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting! 

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  1. Carolyn, these are adorable.. You did a great job.. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Simple and pretty you have so many things I love nature with the birds and nesting material which I like working with! Thanks for sharing this one ..at dream create and inspire...stop by and say hey! love to have you love your input! http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com
    Maria

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  3. Hello Carolyn, I love your pretty eggs and tutorial on how to make this crafts. I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up at Julie's Lifestyle. I would love to have you come and share this with us. Thanks.
    Julie

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  4. Love this clever and easy idea. Thanks for linking up with Talk of the Town.

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  5. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. What a great tutorial. Pinned to my Easter Board.

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  6. I love those pretty Easter eggs!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again.

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  7. That's a great little craft project! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  8. Carolyn, they turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's blue soiree. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/04/anything-blue-friday-week-107.html Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. These are too stinkin cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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