Pink and Gold Speckled Eggs

Update craft eggs with pink paint, speckles and gold wax for sweet and shabby chic Spring and Easter decor.

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Do you buy your kids gold wrapped chocolate eggs for Easter? Now it's time to treat yourself with these easy gold and pink speckled eggs for beautiful decor that will last for years. This is a fast and easy craft that anyone can do!

There's just something about a little touch of gold that makes everything look better. It adds sparkle, gleam and a lucky vibe, even when combined with shabby chic and rustic elements. 

Let's make pink and gold speckled eggs!

You'll need some very basic craft supplies, many of which you might already have on hand.

Originally, I was going to create several shades of pink eggs, but then I fell in love with the lightest shade and they all became the same color. Of course, feel free to paint your eggs any color you'd like!

For the best prices, always check your local craft stores! I'm sharing Amazon links here for your convenience.


You should be able to find craft eggs for 40% off everywhere. I recommend stocking up so you have a few for next year too! I also had a small set of goldish colored eggs I bought at Dollar Tree last year.

Steps to making pink and gold speckled eggs

This really couldn't be simpler! We're just painting eggs and then adding some paint speckles. I will share several tips below to ensure you have success.

Step 1 - Paint

Paint the eggs pink. I found it easiest to do two very light coats. By the time I'd finished painting the egg, it was almost dry. Set carefully in tray until fully dry before painting second coat.

Step 2 - Gold eggs

To make the gold eggs, I rubbed on a little rub n buff onto the goldish eggs using a paper towel until they were fully covered, then set them aside to dry. The rub n buff is a wax product, so it's not really wet, but you do want to let it 'cure' before doing anything else with it. You can use the rub n buff on the white plastic eggs!

Step 3 - Add speckles

To create the speckles on the eggs, squirt a little dark brown paint out, and mix with a tiny bit of water to loosen it slightly (I didn't use water and had more of a difficult time getting the paint to splatter). Dip just the tips of a stiff brush into the paint/water mixture, then run a finger or thumb down the bristles while aiming at the eggs. This can be messy, so either do it outside or cover your work surface! 

Let the speckles dry before moving the eggs so you can get the other sides. I found it easiest if the eggs were close together as this kept them from rolling around on me.

You can heavily speckle your eggs or go with a lighter touch, as I did. 

Step 4 - Wax

Applying wax to the dry eggs is not necessary, but will add a very soft sheen to them, keeping them from looking too matte and one-dimensional. If you don't have clear wax, you could also brush on a coat of  mod podge.

Please note that I did not speckle or wax the gold eggs. I very gently buffed them once dry. Like I mentioned, the product is already a wax, so buffing helps to give them a soft sheen.

That's all there is to creating beautiful pink and gold speckled eggs to use in your Spring and Easter decor!

Decorating ideas with pink and gold eggs

I had way too much fun creating a couple of different Spring vignettes to style my painted and speckled eggs! 

I love pairing different textures together, and a rustic wood crate filled with soft yellow tulips and a vintage white doily is a beautiful combination. I added the painted eggs to a white dough bowl. It feels a little shabby chic, doesn't it?

One of my ruffled flour sack towels was used as the base. The generous ruffles are so perfect with this shabby chic vibe!

For another variation, I set up a soft pinks vignette on top of the newish dresser that I painted to look old (found curbside).

Lots of creamy whites, soft pink ribbons and vintage books achieved this dreamy look. I filled a glass candy jar (similar HERE) with the pink speckled eggs.

Faux pink peonies, chippy vintage ironstone and hand painted terracotta pots add to the sweet and shabby Spring and Easter decorating vignette.

Do you love pink in the Spring?

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