Robin’s eggs have to be one of the prettiest things that occur in nature – that shade of blue is amazing! I think I would decorate my whole house in robin’s egg blue if I could. For this spring wreath DIY, I created my own robin’s eggs, so I could bring some of that pretty blue into my spring decorating scheme. Find out how easy it is to make your own robin’s egg spring wreath DIY, perfect for Easter decor and beyond.
Robin’s Egg Spring Wreath DIY Supplies:
- Darice Unfinished Wood Eggs, 2.5″ and 1.5″.
- Darice Straw Wreath
- Robin’s Egg Blue Paint
- Brown Acrylic Craft Paint
- Old Toothbrush & Disposable Cup
- Darice Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
- A Covered Work Surface
- (Optional) Darice Spanish Moss or Reindeer moss
Before you begin, protect your work surface with a large piece of newspaper or similar.
Step one. Paint the wooden eggs with light blue paint. I used Martha Stewart Crafts Chalkboard Paint in blue because I love the matte texture, and this shade of blue was perfect. You can also use any acrylic paint for this spring wreath DIY.
Tip: If you want to turn any acrylic paint into chalkboard-style paint, add a little bit of Plaster of Paris powder.
Allow paint to dry.
I really hope your work surface is covered, because things are about to get messy!
Step two. Pour a little bit of brown acrylic paint into a disposable cup (I used a recycled yogurt container), and water the paint down until it is runny.
Dip an old toothbrush into the paint, and then run your fingers along the bristles to create brown spatter on the eggs. Try not to let the toothbrush drip on the eggs (like in that large egg on the left). If the paint does drip, you can wipe it away immediately with a wet paper towel.
Allow paint to dry.
Optional: If desired, fill in the gaps between the eggs with Reindeer Moss or Spanish Moss.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.