Wondering how you can make fast and easy decorations for Easter? Here are a few simple tips on how to make speckled eggs.
Instead of going with store bought, overly colored eggs, these are beautiful, and could last long into your spring table arrangements.
We highly recommend blowing out your eggs prior to painting, in order to avoid the inevitable stench that comes from a rotten egg, if it cracks. For a video on how to blow out an egg, go here.
For tea-stained eggs, add 2 tea bags to glass of hot water and allow to steep. Lower egg into water for several minutes until desired color is reached. Set aside to dry.
For blue eggs, combine 1 drop of blue food coloring with 1 drop of green food coloring in glass of water. Feel free to play with different amounts of food coloring to adjust the color. Lower egg into water and set aside to dry.
To speckle eggs, we used one bottle of brown craft paint and a toothbrush. Dip brush into paint and lightly splatter and dab around the egg to achieve a random, lightly dotted pattern. Allow to dry.
Source and credits: Southern Living.