Creating white hobnail Easter eggs was not only more successful than creating plaid Easter eggs, it was also much, much easier and less time consuming. So, if you create any of the Easter egg tutorials I post this week, I strongly recommend that you put this project at the top of your list! Here are a few shots of my white hobnail Easter eggs:
And here is the tutorial (which was inspired by Young House Love's puffy-painted Halloween pumpkin tutorial):
Buy some paper mache or wooden Easter eggs. I got mine at Michael's - each bag cost $2.50 and included 6 paper mache eggs. You can recreate this project with real eggs, however I chose to go faux so I could keep these eggs as my "go to" Easter decor.
Now, the fun part.
Buy some puffy paint - any color will do (although I went with white to keep things simple). Puffy paint designs of little dots onto your eggs - there's no wrong way to do this:
If you're still feeling uncertain, google pictures of "white hobnail glass." Let the paint dry (this will take at least an hour to dry). BTW, I created the drying board out of styrofoam and push pins. Each egg is resting on four pins (this was totally a Martha Stewart idea, if it wasn't already obvious enough):
Once your puffy paint is dry, spray paint the eggs white:
And keep any curious dogs away from the drying eggs.
The hardest part is being patient and letting the paint dry. I was getting impatient with this, especially after completing the tortuously long plaid eggs, so I ended up with a few smudged spots because I didn't let the paint fully dry. But overall this is a very easy project and if you have kids, I'm sure they'd love to help with the puffy painting part.
I bought some green Spanish moss from Michaels (the package cost around $3 or $4) and I placed this inside my largest and prettiest apothecary jar:
The jar full of pretty white eggs is on display in our entry hall:
I was really, really happy with how easy this project was and how well it turned out. If you're feeling adventurous, check out my plaid Easter egg tutorial here...and may the force be with you. (I can't believe those words just left my mouth - I loathe Star Wars or whatever movie that line is from).
Stay tuned for yet another Easter egg posts this week, along with my first ever giveaway!!!!
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