YES!!! Spring has arrived in North Carolina and I want to dance and sing as I tiptoe through the tulips. Some of our bushes are blooming and I’ve been bringing cuttings inside. Now is the perfect time to start decorating for Easter! A nest of Blue Bird Eggs makes a beautiful centerpiece! Here’s how to make your own eggs and nest.
- Eggs (5-6)
- Egg Carton
- Rubber Gloves
- Paint Brush
- Old Toothbrush
- Acrylic Paint: White, Black and Robin’s Egg Blue
- Paper Bag
- Pasta Maker, Paper Shredder or Scissors
- Drop Cloth
Put down a drop cloth or tarp to cover your work area (and beyond.)
Rest an egg inside the empty carton. Gently tap the nail into the top of your egg.
Turn the egg upside down and put another hole into the other side. Typically you’ll need one hole slightly larger.
Pucker up and blow through the smaller hole until the egg white and yolk drain out the larger bottom hole. (Of course, you’ll probably want to save the eggs for omelets or scrambled eggs tomorrow morning.)
Once you have emptied your eggs, close the carton and flip it upside down to create a raised support for your eggs.
Gather your blue, black and white acrylic paints.
Paint the egg with the blue paint and allow them to dry.
Put on rubber gloves. Dip the toothbrush into a watery mixture of the black paint. Stroke your finger along the bristles to spatter black dots all over the eggs.
Allow the black speckles to dry and repeat the process using the white paint.
While the eggs are drying pull out your pasta maker. (Am I the only one who doesn’t use my pasta maker for making pasta?)
Cut the paper bag into strips wide enough to fit into the pasta maker.
Feed the paper bag through to shred it. (You can shred the bag with scissors if you don’t have a pasta maker.) Arrange the shreds into a nest form in a bowl, urn or basket.
Set your faux blue bird eggs into the nest and admire your beautiful Spring décor!
This centerpiece can be left out until you are tired of looking at it. Then store the eggs in the carton and bring them out again next year.
Have a great week! I hope the weather is warming up where you are!