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DIY Speckled Easter Egg Place Card Holders

March! It means Spring is just around the corner!!

March always whips by so quickly for me; I think because it always begins with report card season; followed by a two week spring break during which we try to take some kind of family holiday; and usually by the time we get back to school there is only one week left of March.

Which is awesome; because April means that the forsythia and tulips are blooming and spring is truly launching it’s blooms.

I love spring more then any other season; even summer. The crisp, fresh air of spring just offers so much hope for what lies ahead. And after a long, cold, rainy and snowy winter we are all ready for a little bitta that hope, right??

Well, with Spring just around the corner it has been spring-project-central around here lately. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to; including our spring room tours… really soon!!

And today I’m sharing a super fun little DIY project to add to the beauty of your Easter table this year.

Aren’t these simple DIY Speckled Easter Egg Place Card Holders so pretty? I love the minty colour; but they’d look equally adorable painted in any kind of Easter colour. So simple! You could also use a similar technique to make Easter Egg Vase fillers; or to create large sized standing Easter Eggs to add to your shelf or vignette styling this spring.

The ideas are endless!

To make these I used:

8 Make it Fun® Foam Eggs in 2 5/16″ x 3 1/16″
FloraCraft Foam Knife®
1 jar of Make it Fun® FloraCraft Smooth Finish®
220 grit Sandpaper
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Beach Glass
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Diving Board
Crackle Finish
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Arrowhead
Spoon, Bowl, Popcorn Seeds
Jewelry Wire
Jewelry Pliers

I started with my Make it Fun® foam eggs, and cut the bottoms off with my FloraCraft Foam Knife® to create a flat end so they would sit upright.

Next I covered them with a layer of Make it Fun® FloraCraft Smooth Finish®.

Once that was dry, I sanded it smooth with my 220 grit sandpaper.

Then I gave each egg two coats of Beach Glass craft paint, letting it dry between coats.

Once they were dry, I gave the eggs a coat of Crackle Glaze.

I let this dry almost completely and then added my top coat of Diving Board craft paint. Once the eggs dried, they revealed a crackly finish (the darker colour crackled to show through to the lighter colour underneath).

Next I created some paint covered popcorn seeds to help me create a speckled finish on the eggs (using craft paint in Arrowhead).

To create the speckled finish I did some practicing first. You don’t want the popcorn kernels to have too much paint on them or they will create large or messy speckles. I advice practicing a bit, and then once you find a look you like, you basically hold the egg over the dish and gently drop the painted kernels onto the eggs, creating a speckled effect. Twist the egg and repeat.

As the eggs dried, I twisted some gold jewelry wire to form two rounded top pieces that a cardstock place card could sit inside. To attach the place card holder, I just gently pressed the wire into the foam egg at the top.


The perfect addition to our Easter table.

And, honestly, I know they match our beautiful Mexican pottery plates perfectly but I didn’t know the match was that perfect until I put them all together to photograph! I have some deeply rooted connection to this colour, I guess…

I can’t wait for Easter! What is your favourite meal to prepare? The perfect Easter dinner for me would include a whole bone-in glazed ham, scalloped potatoes,  roasted carrots and Brussel sprouts, and lemon meringue pie for dessert. What would your’s be?

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    1. Thank you Donna! I actually bought it second hand from a friend – it is Mexican pottery. Sorry I don’t have a more accessible source for you- it is pretty, isn’t it??

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