Easter Eggs + Baskets
I had a ton of fun this Easter getting Easter Baskets and Easter eggs ready for the boys! I went down to Bartells with the boys to peruse the Easter seasonal aisle and came across some colorful little metal buckets (similar) and the basic plastic easter eggs (similar). I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do at first but I knew I was probably going to go white & gold themed.
I settled on spray painting the easter baskets and easter eggs white (I had the Rustoleum Heirloon White lying around so I used it). I then dry brushed gold acrylic paint along the bottom of the baskets, which I had never done before, but was pretty happy with the results!
It took me a little longer to decide what to do with the easter eggs. Until I came across this tutorial on indigo dyed Easter eggs. I LOVE indigo dye. I had never done the marbling technique with nail polish before, but it was on my bucket list of crafts to try! I was so surprised by how easy it was! And they look freaking awesome.
- White Spray Paint
- Navy Blue Nail Polish (I used sinful nail polish in navy)
- Large Tupperware (toss afterwards)
- Tongs/something to fish your eggs out of the water with
- Lukewarm water
- Stir Stick/toothpick/wood skewer
- Gloves (in case your bad at using your tongs, like I was)
- Sewing Pins
- Cardboard/Foam board
Fill your tupperware with the lukewarm water. Stick the pins into your foam in sets of four to serve as little drying stations for your eggs. Lightly drip the nail polish into the water and swirl with the stir stick to get the "marble" look. I then used a wood skewer to skewer an egg through one of the pre-existing holes and dunked it into the water right through the marbled nail polish. They will sort of float back up on you so make sure you've got a good grip on it (however you choose to do this). Fish out using your tongs and place on your little sewing-pin-drying-rack. Let dry.
Tah-Dah! Pretty sweet right? The tutorial I linked above does a great job photographing the step by step process for more information! Good luck!