I have been looking for new ideas to make our own Easter eggs for decoration – something we do every year. The girls are getting bigger, and we were looking for a more ‘grown-up’ version to try. It seems that marbled eggs have been a popular choice on Pinterest this year, and after realising just how easy they are to make, we opted for those. We had a good old chat about colours and ended up with a muted palette of grey and pale dusty green. We were all so delighted with the result, and couldn’t wait to share these with you.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- White eggs – ours were blown eggs, but you can also use hard boiled eggs – just remember they are not edible afterwards.
- Nail varnish – any colour will do.
- A plastic container – I threw mine out afterwards.
- Rubber gloves – trust me on this one 😉
- A stick to stir.
- Fill the plastic container with lukewarm water – circa half full.
- Take the nail varnish and ‘drip’ 2-5 drops of nail varnish into the water.
- Stir with the stick – the water will look ‘marbled’ with nail varnish dots in it.
- Wearing plastic gloves, pop the egg into the water – and ‘roll it around’ catching the nail varnish on both sides. You could use tongs if you fancy – just remember they’d be covered in nail varnish. This is quite messy, so be careful not to get the nail varnish everywhere.
- Leave to dry completely.
- We have 2 colours on our eggs, so if you want to do the same, repeat the steps above – but make sure the first layer is completely dry before you go again.
- Have fun with it.
Only one week and then it is time for the Easter break – so you have plenty of time to get on with this fun DIY.
Styling, concept and photography – Anya Jensen ©