Make a decorative bird’s nest with DIY hand-painted Robin eggs and a bird’s nest for a home decoration perfect for spring.
A few years ago, I read a book about gratefulness with a photo of a bird’s nest with eggs on the front. I fell in love with the idea of a bird’s nest! And nothing says spring quite like a nest full of pretty blue-robin eggs. The eggs are easy to paint yourself and make a lovely decoration or addition to your Easter decor.
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- Plastic or wood eggs made to decorate
- Acrylic Paint in different hues of blue, white, gold, and brown
- Paint Brushes
- Wood Skewers (if needed)
- Old Toothbrush
- Craft Birds Nest
- Rust-Oleum oil rubbed bronze spray (optional)
Robin’s Egg Nest Instructions
Using several different mixes of blues, create about 3-4 different paint colors. I used the two original blues in the bottle and then mixed the two items to make two different colors.
Paint each egg with two coats of paint, making sure to dry completely between coats. You can use one color of blue or layer the colors for a little dimension and added interest.
When finished painting the eggs blue, place them onto a flat and protected surface. I like to cover my area with wax paper because if the paint sticks to it, it peels off easily without leaving a residue.
I used the skewers to keep the eggs from rolling all over! You can do the same with your skewers or use toothpicks.
Place a small amount of gold paint onto the toothbrush and run your finger along it to make it spatter. Repeat until all eggs are covered. Clean your toothbrush and add white paint to it and splatter your eggs. And finally, repeat the process with the brown paint.
I wanted some larger spatter areas, so I used my wood skewer, and dipped it into paint to create some larger dots and spots on the eggs.
I didn’t realize until I had half of my eggs painted that a hole in the bottom fit a wood skewer reasonably well. It wasn’t perfect, so when I painted it, I made sure to paint it from the top down rather than the bottom up; otherwise, the egg would fall off the skewer.
If using the skewer method to hold your eggs while you paint them, place them into a jar or cup of unpopped popcorn or sugar. They will stand up very well.
Let set to dry completely. Once the eggs are dry, arrange them in a bird’s nest or another container to display. I painted my nest with Rust-Oleum’s oil-rubbed bronze spray paint to make it darker so the eggs would stand out more.
Rebecca Payne says
I love this idea for eggs. I love the colors you choose.
These are just so pretty…I’ll have to remember to make some for next Easter!
This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
Love this! So sweet! Thanks for sharing.