Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nest Eggs




As the days grow shorter and the chill of autumn is in the air, the nesting instinct grows stronger. Nesting. It literally means creating a safe and comfy place for those you love. 

Well this sure is the season to nest. It has already started getting dark barely past dinner time which makes for long evenings. This time of year always makes me want to brew a pot of tea, bake a loaf of sweet bread, curl up in a soft blanket with a book, and make my own nest.



Enter Nest Eggs, an easy, seasonal, decorative project using blown out eggs. They will look cute displayed on your kitchen counter, dining room table or make a sweet hostess gift. I used duck eggs because they are larger and I wanted to use white eggs, but you could use chicken eggs, either white or brown...or even blue if you have them.



Materials Needed:

4 Blown Out Eggs (for instructions on blowing out the eggs read HERE)
Kitchen Sponge
Scissors
Black Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Modge Podge
Wooden skewer
White Caulk (optional)

Here's what you do:



Cut sponge into six pieces. Using sharp scissors, cut out the letters N, E, S and T in the style you wish, using one piece of sponge for each letter.

Dab each letter in the paint, just barely touching the sponge to the surface of the paint, then press sponge gently onto the egg. 


Let the eggs dry completely then paint with a thin coat of Modge Podge.


Use the skewer to 'hold' the egg so you can paint it.



If you wish, you can cover the hole in the bottom of each egg with a dab of white caulk once the Modge Podge dries. Just dab and then smooth the caulk and it will dry nearly invisible and the hole will disappear.

When the eggs are completely dry, arrange them in a pretty basket with a vintage tea towel and let the nesting begin!




BECAUSE LIFE IS JUST BETTER WITH CHICKENS!

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21 comments:

  1. that is amazing! It is a good idea for holidays but mostly Easter. I think this is an amazing idea you have came up with.

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  2. I just love this project. I really need to get a bit more crafty. I would love to link up to your farm girl Friday, but have no idea how to do it. If you would care to help me I would love it,

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    1. Hi there ! It's easy just go to the Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-3.html
      Then scroll down to where it says in blue Chick Here to Enter. Then you just enter the URL of your blog post, the name of the post, your name, email and that's it.! I would love to have you join up.

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  3. These are so cute! I think anyone would love to recieve them as a gift!

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  4. Very cute! We all need a nest egg!
    I am now following on GFC, Twitter, and some of your boards on Pinterest. I also linked up my cheese souffle, like you asked. :)
    Lisa
    akawest.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I have got to master the souffle and am eager to try your recipe.

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  5. This is great and I was happy to see the instructions on how to blow out the eggs too!

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  6. Beautifully creative Lisa! And your chicken-coop make-over post has inspired me to re-do my chicken coop! Lovely blog!

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  7. love this! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  8. Very elegant creations! Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. What a neat idea for a center piece and easy to do too. Thanks for the tip!
    Happy Sunday!

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  10. What a fascinating project! These really are quite charming.

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  11. Love this Lisa! I need to do this with the goose eggs next spring. Thank you for sharing with us at Your Sunday Best. xo

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  12. I love this. I had just thought of doing a similar craft for something else around here. Thanks for the added inspiration.

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  13. thanks for the cozy peaceful share:)
    -Jennifer

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  14. That is just adorable! I love the idea of putting letters on the eggs.

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  15. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing on Repurposed Ideas Weekly.

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  16. What a fun idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  17. That is so cute!

    Thank you for linking up to The Pinspiration Project. Hope to see you again this Tuesday with another Pinterest-inspired project :)

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