How to DIY Easy Robin's Eggs

A fresh Spring wreath for the front door is always a must. Create speckled robin's eggs that you can add to a wreath for a fun punch of Spring color.
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Updated 2/2024

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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!

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. Of course, you could use small craft eggs and create an Easter Egg Wreath like this one.

How to paint robin's eggs for crafting

The craft eggs are plain, but with a few light coats of spray paint they come alive. The color I used is a very soft bluey-green, La Fonda Mirage by Valspar, but it seems to be discontinued. This soft blue green is a great alternative, another option is this blue chalk paint spray.

I've since painted lots of eggs, and really prefer to use chalk paint because it dries so quickly and less coats are needed. Here is a great robin's egg blue color if you want to brush it on.

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Painting the eggs

It takes several light coats to completely cover these eggs if you're spraying them, 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. 

If you're painting the eggs by hand, paint one side (top or bottom) and use the tray that the eggs came in to hold them while they're drying before flipping and painting the other end.

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.

How to create robin's egg speckles

I used an old toothbrush and some brown acrylic paint and flicked my thumb along the toothbrush to spray the paint onto the eggs. You'll want to do this part outside or protect your work surface as it can get a little messy.

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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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add eggs to a wreath
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 grapevine wreath form.

These DIY robin's eggs add a fun punch to my Easter decor. Watch this short video if you want to see how I hung this wreath from my mirror.

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  1. The robin eggs are really pretty!

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

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

  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

  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!

  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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