DIY: Marbled Easter Eggs
By hahonline, Feb 17 2017 12:39PM
Easter is one of my favourite holidays, I love the pastel colours and fresh flowers and it really gets me excited about the spring.
When I saw these ceramic eggs at Hobbycraft I really couldnt get the idea of marbling them out of my head. Marble effect is so on trend and they couldn't be easier to make. If like me you have a ton of nail polish that mainly lives in a box under the bed, then this will be also be a really fun way to to get rid of those colours you no longer use. "Waste not, want not" as my Nannie often says!
You will need:
- A selection of nail polishes
- Plastic tub (empty hummus pot does the trick)
- Nail polish remover
Each pack of ceramic eggs comes with 4 eggs and a set of paint and a brush - don't throw these away, they'll come in useful for another project in the future.
To start, make sure you cover the surface that you have chosen to create these on, you don't want to get nail polish all over your furniture. Tip: keep a bottle of nail polish remover on hand just incase!
Firstly, grab your container and fill with water. I used an empty hummus tub, you'll need to use something disposable as the nail polish can stain. You need just enough water in there so that the egg can not touch the bottom.
Take your chosen nail polish and drop a few drips into your water. The more drips the more intense the colour but add too many drips and you wont get a great marble effect. You need to work quite quickly as a film will start to form over your mixture which makes marbling more difficult.
Take one of your eggs and attatch some string/twine to the loop at the top and dip your egg in the mixture.
Roll your egg in the mixture until the whole thing is covered. (Don't worry if you miss a patch, you can always re-dip your eggs once they have dried)
Dab the excess water off with kitchen roll, being careful not to smudge the design and hang your egg up to dry. They only take around 5-10 minutes. Emtpy your water out and start the process again with your next colour.
There you go, a very simple and effective way to decorate a set of eggs to adorn your home this Spring. These would look great as part of a centre piece for Easter Sunday lunch or to hang in the garden as part of an Egg hunt.