I think 2013 is the year of the egg.
Remember when you used to scramble them or fry them or boil them or serve them over easy?
Have you looked on Pinterest lately?
Someone is always painting or stamping or wrapping or stickering….an egg.
I am nothing……if not the first one on the current trend bandwagon.
So here’s my contribution to the egg decorating phenomenon.
Start by hollowing out eggs like this.
Then tea-stain the eggs.
This is a fancy way of saying that I made a cup of hot tea, let it cool and then dipped the eggs in the tea.
Actually, I had no idea what the eggs were going to look like with tea staining all over them, but I officially love this color.
I’m going to call it “Farm Fresh Khaki.”
Next I dipped a toothbrush into craft paint and lightly tapped it onto the egg.
(1) Start with just a few speckles. You can always add more later.
(2) Tap most of the paint off your toothbrush before you tap the egg. This allows just a little paint to transfer.
Remember, the goal is speckles, not polka dots.
When you are done, you end up with something that looks like this.
And it only took 18.25 minutes from beginning to end.
Now take your farm fresh newly speckled khaki eggs and
….add a nest and burlap….
….a stack of white dishes….
…..some vintage silver….
…..and a little tag that says “Happy Spring” and seriously….
….you are one step away from your own network cable special.
And the people who love them. 🙂
PS I so blessed to be part of a fun group of bloggers who celebrate everything eggs and flowers and bunnies and Spring.