A few weeks back, I had the amazing privilege to do a Facebook Live demonstration for Hometalk. (For those that missed it, you can view the replay by clicking HERE.) If you’re not familiar, Hometalk is a home DIY website that is the perfect blend of Facebook and Pinterest. There are tons of project tutorials and inspiration ideas that you can save to your profile, similar to Pinterest. However, like Facebook, it also has a great community component that allows you to seek advice on specific challenges you might have going on in your home. There are no recipes and no cat videos… it’s all about the DIY.
Hometalk invited me to demonstrate to their audience how to dye wood beads and I have to tell you… it was a blast! Video is a new arena for me and challenged me in some truly great ways. Over the next few months I hope to explore it further and be able to incorporate video into more of what I offer here.
As I prepared for the demonstration, the question came up… what other things could be done with dyed wood? How about robin eggs for Spring?
Surprisingly Easy Robin Eggs
Nests and robin eggs capture the essence of spring and are very popular in home décor right now. They can effortlessly be incorporated into anything from traditional to rustic farmhouse and this tutorial makes it easy to make your own.
Here’s what you’ll need for this craft:
Supplies for Easy Robin Eggs
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Easy Robin Eggs
Following the manufacturers directions, prepare your food coloring with vinegar and water. I used standard food coloring that you can pick-up in the baking section of your grocery store. However, you can also use Easter egg dye. Both methods work equally great.
Dye Wood Eggs
Carefully place your wood egg into the dye. The egg will have some buoyancy so you’ll want to use a spoon to stir and make sure that the egg is covered on all sides. Allow the egg to soak in the dye for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Rinse and Dry Robin Egg
Once the wood egg is the color you desire, rinse it in cold water and wipe dry. To thoroughly dry, place in your oven on a warming setting (200 degrees) for about 10 minutes.
Create a Nest
Place robin eggs in a decorative nest or create your own with cut raffia and a small bowl.
What makes this project so fun is that you can create it now for your Easter decor, but it’s a look that can be out throughout the spring and summer.
Living in a smaller place, I’m finding that our décor really needs to be more timeless and have an enduring quality. These robin eggs will be enjoyed for the next several month until I’m ready to get out the fall decorations.
What are your favorite elements to decorate with through the spring and summer? Do you decorate with pieces that take you through multiple seasons? Are you using Hometalk? If so, let me know in the comments below.