How to Make Speckled Eggs
For some reason I found these charming speckled eggs so satisfying to make. There was no special dye kit to purchase…..just a few things I already had in the kitchen, along with a small amount of brown craft paint and an old toothbrush.
For the tea-stained eggs,I added 3 tea bags to a glass of hot water and allowed it to steep. Then I lowered an egg into the water for several minutes until I got the color I desired. Then I set it aside to dry.
For blue eggs,I combined 1 drop of blue food coloring with 1 drop of green food coloring in a small glass of water. Feel free to play with different amounts of food coloring to adjust the color.I then lowered an egg into the water. When I got the shade of blue I wanted I set it aside to dry.
For baby pink eggs, I used 2 drops of red food coloring in a small glass of water. Once again feel free to play with the amounts of coloring and/or water to get the look you want.
To speckle the eggs,I made sure each egg was thoroughly dry then I used one bottle of brown craft paint and a toothbrush.I dipped the brush into the paint and pulling my index finger across the top of the brush,I lightly splattered around the egg to achieve a random, dotted pattern.Honestly I was so pleased with the results.
I especially love the soft natural look of the eggs and can envision them in beautiful little birds nests as part of an elegant Easter dinner table. These particular eggs, however, were placed in a plain kitchen bowl and graced our Breakfast table instead. Simple. Lovely. Charming.
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