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How to DIY Easy Robin's Eggs

Every year I anticipate Spring. The warmer weather, extra hour of daylight and new growth excite and motivate me. I do a little bit of cleaning, and a lot of crafting and decor-moving-around-ing!

A fresh Spring wreath for the front door is always a must. Today I'm sharing a really easy way to create robin's eggs that you can add to a wreath for a fun punch of Spring color.

This tutorial shows you how to DIY robin's eggs from simple paper mache eggs. Added to a wreath or a bowl, they add a beautiful punch of color to your Easter decor! Find the tutorial at diy beautify!


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While I love wreaths, I'm not crazy about the high price tag, so I'm always determined to make my own unique ones. And when I spotted these large paper mache eggs at Hobby Lobby, I knew they would look great in the grapevine wreath I'd bought at Target. 

These eggs are available in stores and online in all different sizes. I chose the biggest size (4") because I wanted my wreath to be a fun focal point for my Easter decor.

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The eggs aren't too pretty to begin with, but with a few light coats of spray paint (I used this Valspar color I found at Lowes) they come alive. The color I used is a very soft bluey-green. If you can't find the La Fonda Mirage, another option is Catalina Mist made by Krylon.

This tutorial shows you how to DIY robin's eggs from simple paper mache eggs. Added to a wreath or a bowl, they add a beautiful punch of color to your Easter decor! Find the tutorial at diy beautify!

It takes several light coats to completely cover these eggs, because they obviously don't have a flat surface and tend to roll around on you. My tip is to keep them together, as you see above. Spray paint all the eggs as one surface, then once dry, roll them all and prop them against one another again and repeat until all sides are coated. Once you have covered the eggs to your satisfaction, and the paint is dry it's time to create the spots that are common in robin's eggs.

I used an old toothbrush and some brown acrylic paint and flicked my thumb along the toothbrush to spray the paint onto the eggs.

This tutorial shows you how to DIY robin's eggs from simple paper mache eggs. Added to a wreath or a bowl, they add a beautiful punch of color to your Easter decor! Find the tutorial at diy beautify!

You'll get dots, blobs and splotches...we're not after perfection here! The odd large mark will only add dimension and character. Once dry, apply clear wax and buff to give the eggs a soft sheen or you can simply leave them as is.

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This tutorial shows you how to DIY robin's eggs from simple paper mache eggs. Added to a wreath or a bowl, they add a beautiful punch of color to your Easter decor! Find the tutorial at diy beautify!
The large grapevine wreath I found at Target  has the perfect little nesting spot for the eggs. I added some craft moss to fill in the holes under and between the eggs. If you can't find a similar grapevine wreath (this one is by Smith and Hawken), you may need to hot glue your eggs to the wreath form.

These DIY robin's eggs add a fun punch to my Easter decor.

This tutorial shows you how to DIY robin's eggs from simple paper mache eggs. Added to a wreath or a bowl, they add a beautiful punch of color to your Easter decor! Find the tutorial at diy beautify!

Does Spring inspire you to clean, or create...or both?

If you liked this post, check out the other Easter egg craft tutorials I've shared...

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7 comments:

  1. The robin eggs are really pretty!

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  2. These robin eggs are so happening in my house this Easter! Thanks for the tutorial - love the wreath.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie, these are a fun project and I hope you enjoy the craft!

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  3. Such a cute wreath for Spring and Easter! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at the The DIY Collective this week! Please come back next week to show off your latest project!

    Have an awesome weekend!
    ~ Ashley

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  4. Thank you for joining in and sharing your amazing DIY Robin’s Eggs with us and linking up to Friday Favorites. I’ll be featuring your post on my blog this week. We hope you’ll swing by and link up again this Friday! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  5. Definitely my favourite shade of blue Cindy. I've included this project in my Shabbilicious Easter Egg round up for the Shabbilicious Friday Link Party tomorrow.
    Happy Easter ~ Kerryanne

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