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 !
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.
~ 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!
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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