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.
4 Blown Out Eggs (for instructions on blowing out the eggs read HERE)
Black Acrylic Paint
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.
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!