45 In Spring

Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest

Happy Monday everyone! Wow, we’re in the middle of March already, it’s crazy! Crazy nice! As promised on Friday, this week I’ll be sharing some Easter inspired projects. Today’s post is about my Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest ! 

Marbled Easter egg & baking tin nest/kreativk.net

My younger daughter Amelie was invited to a sleepover party on Saturday, so I was having a diy~afternoon with Stella, my 11 year old daughter. With school and everything that is going on in her life, we rarely have those nowadays. We hang out, talk and cuddle, or we watch something together, which I’m never complaining about, but doing something together, hands on, has been quite a while now. So we dyed Easter eggs. Or marbled them…with nail polish…. and made a bit of a mess! 

This definitely wasn’t a project for Amelie to do because she’s only 7. It is nail polish after all. We did get some of it on our hands but were able to get it off after a lot of scrubbing and rubbing. And I’d definitely recommend doing this outside as the fumes are really strong and get into your nose! We covered our mouths and noses with masks and with that and being outside it was ok. And so much fun, especially with those masks on, lol! 

I’ve seen this marble method before on Pinterest on various projects and it seemed pretty simple:

~ Pour water into an old plastic cup that can be thrown away after. The water should be at room temperature for this to work.

~ Pour a few drops of the nail polish tones you like into the cup. The nail polish should stay floating on the surface, which won’t happen if the water is too cold or too warm. 

Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net

~ Dip your egg into the cup and move it around until it is covered with the nail polish. We stuck the egg on a kebab stick, and moved it around like that, so we didn’t have to use our hands too much…we still got nail polish on our hands though.

~ Leave the egg on the stick and put it into another cup to let it dry.

~ We used real eggs, that I blew out previously, by poking a little hole on the top and bottom of the egg and simply blowing into it until all the egg comes out on the opposite side. Make the bottom hole a bit larger than the top one. I was looking for white eggs everywhere and unbelievably couldn’t find them anywhere! I believe white ones would look even prettier although I like the brown natural tone of these as well! 

The nest is made out of a roughly painted baking tin and simple old book pages. I really like all the book page projects out there, I’ve made this spring banner for my fireplace out of book pages and also some paper birds using book pages and thought, why not use them for nests as well! And I love how it looks! All I did was cut the pages into small thin strips and then crumble them all up! 

Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net


Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net


Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net


Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net


Marbled Easter eggs & baking tin nest/kreativk.net

Are you all ready for Easter & Spring?? Be sure to come back as I’ll be posting another fun Easter deco soon! Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice start of the week!

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  • Diana
    22/03/2016 at 19:12

    Love your creativity, Katrin. You are so brave to give this craft a try with nail polish, but they turned out so beautifully. What a special mommy-daughter time you had. Thanks for sharing all of your creations with us at Vintage Charm!

    • Katrin
      23/03/2016 at 16:11

      Thanks Diana! It got pretty messy & stinky… but the fun made up for that!!! 🙂

  • Denise/DIY Crush
    22/03/2016 at 13:33

    Love those eggs!! Great idea to use paper for making the nest! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! I pin all your posts! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

    • Katrin
      23/03/2016 at 15:59

      Thanks so much Denise, I will definitely be back!! 🙂

  • Beverly
    21/03/2016 at 18:54

    Your marbled eggs came out lovely. And the baking tin nest is so cute. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    • Katrin
      22/03/2016 at 09:34

      Awww thanks Beverly! I’m happy you like them!!

  • AJ @ Aspen Jay
    21/03/2016 at 17:50

    Hi Katrin,
    What a fun project to do with your little girl! I need to do something like this with my boys and only a week left before Easter! The shredded paper is a very nice touch. Thanks for partying with us at #TALENTEDTuesday.

  • Nikki
    21/03/2016 at 13:50

    Katrin, these eggs turned out really adorable. And I love the book page nest you placed them in. It’s so fun when you get to spend time with your children, but to be able to spend time with each of them, separately is a real gift. Getting fingernail polish on your fingers with this project is probably a given, I’m sure you two giggled over it as you removed it. It’s so nice to see that you are able to involve your daughters in your projects. They are going to grow up with so many creative talents because of this. Happy Easter.

    • Katrin
      21/03/2016 at 22:04

      Thanks Nikki, yes there was a lot of giggling and such and it’s great to have these moments with her 🙂

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living
    21/03/2016 at 02:42

    These eggs turned out adorable! They are so pretty nested in the paper and baking pan. I love them!

    • Katrin
      21/03/2016 at 08:03

      Thank you Jenny!! They were a fun project!

  • Life Loving
    20/03/2016 at 09:07

    These look fantastic Katrin. My sister-in-law painted my nails this way once (obviously using a lot less nail polish) but they looked great. I got so many people commenting on how unique they were. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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    • Katrin
      20/03/2016 at 23:22

      Oh, that sounds interesting! I bet they looked so nice! 🙂 Happy Easter Sally & Thanks for stopping by each week!

  • Emily
    19/03/2016 at 13:09

    Katrin, these are beautiful!! I’ve seen this nail polish marbling technique several times, but haven’t tried it myself – yet! What did you do with the water/nail polish mixture when you were finished?
    Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week! I’ve pinned and tweeted your beautiful marbled eggs 🙂

    • Katrin
      20/03/2016 at 23:12

      Hi Emily! It is a fun project, but, yes, the nail polish solution is hazardous, so it can’t go down the drain. Luckily my neighbour has a recycling company, so I poured it into a plastic bottle and he took it for me. I’m sure you can take it to a hazardous recycling station? Thanks for the visit! 🙂

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  • Mimi
    18/03/2016 at 06:29

    Just beautiful Katrin. Love very much~ Mimi xxx

    • Katrin
      18/03/2016 at 20:57

      Thank you Mimi!!!

  • Laurie
    18/03/2016 at 00:46

    Katrin, The eggs turned out great and look wonderful in your little wooden crate. Such a fun project to be able to do with your daughter! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share 🙂
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

    • Katrin
      18/03/2016 at 20:55

      Yes, it was lots of fun to do this with her! Thanks Laurie, I appreciate the visit!

  • Amberjane
    17/03/2016 at 23:13

    Love this Katrin so colourful – Thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      18/03/2016 at 20:53

      Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  • Maarit
    17/03/2016 at 19:57

    Very great idea!

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 21:57

      Thank you Maarit! 🙂

  • Sarah
    17/03/2016 at 19:27

    Katrin, your eggs are wonderful! I’ve made marbled papers before, with the first time when I was in collage taking an art class. I also used to do it with my students when I taught elementary school. It’s a fun activity!
    Happy Easter!

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 21:54

      Yay, that sounds like fun! I’m glad you like it!!! Thanks Sarah!!

  • Sandra
    17/03/2016 at 01:13

    This would be so much fun to do with my granddaughter if I could get her to put down her phone long enough!

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 10:21

      Hahaha, yes, I hear ya, I know someone like that, 🙂

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 10:23

      Hahaha, I hear ya Sandra, I know someone like that here 🙂

  • Martie
    16/03/2016 at 13:22

    I love it! This little egg nest is so sweet! Thank you for sharing. I haven’t tried blowing eggs yet, but I’m going to. 🙂

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 09:27

      Thanks so much Martie! 🙂 Blowing out eggs is really easy!

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  • Wendy Robbins
    15/03/2016 at 23:31

    These are very cute. I love them in the tin and with the shredded newsprint.

    • Katrin
      16/03/2016 at 12:00

      Thank you so much Wendy! 🙂

  • Kathryn
    15/03/2016 at 19:23

    I love the use of kebab sticks. I never in a million years would have thought to skewer the eggs to make it easier to dip. Fabulous! And such pretty eggs. 🙂

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 23:19

      Thanks so much Kathryn! The kebab sticks were really a great help with this, but we did get our hands still full with nail polish, I don’t know how, lol! 🙂

  • Keri
    15/03/2016 at 16:44

    Katrin, these eggs are super cool!!! I can just imagine the fun you and Stella had making these!! The eggs look awesome in the nest of book pages!!! My kiddos are still too young to make these but we’ll definitely have to put it on our future projects list. I’m glad you were able to have a fun DIY afternoon with your daughter!! 🙂

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 23:08

      Yes, Keri, this is definitely something to do with an older kid, cause those fumes, wow, they were strong. But I guess there are other marble techniques out there that would be more appropriate for younger ones…we did have so much though! Thanks 🙂

  • Ilka
    14/03/2016 at 13:13

    These marbled Easter eggs look fantastic Katrin! I love the paper shredded grass! Such a great recycling idea! :):)

    • Katrin
      14/03/2016 at 16:31

      Thanks Ilka! I love all the book page crafts and it’s kinda ideal to be used as grass! 🙂

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    14/03/2016 at 11:54

    I love this Katrin, It is so fresh and pretty. I love the vibrancy of the colors. And of course, you know how I feel about book pages. It all came together beautifully. I can’t believe you couldn’t find any white eggs. It must be the Queen’s hens that lay those…lol. It’s always fun to spend time with our kids when doing these projects. Happy Easter!

    • Katrin
      14/03/2016 at 16:29

      I know, hey? I couldn’t believe it either, where are all the white eggs? Come on! Oh well, we had fun and we still dyed these and were happy with it! Thanks friend 😉

  • Lynn
    14/03/2016 at 11:43

    Good Morning Katrin, I don’t know what I love more…the eggs or the ‘nest’. Your eggs are completely beautiful, but you nest…so very clever and unique…which I do love. How clever to use an old baking tin for a nest. And the shredded book pages!
    The project is made all the better because you were able to do it with Stella. Those opportunities are fleeting and the memories are so important.
    Just lovely my friend!

    Happy Monday!

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Katrin
      14/03/2016 at 16:28

      Good Morning Lynn! I’m so happy you like both, the nest and eggs! it was a smelly project but lots of fun! Book pages are good for so many things, lol! (after reading through them) 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun day…