Personalized Robins Eggs – We love these sweet little personalized or monogramed eggs. They make the perfect place setting at an Easter table!
We’ve been having such fun this season working on new Easter crafts. We loved our Confetti Eggs with secret conversation starters for a happy centerpiece, and today I’m excited to share these monogram robin eggs that are the perfect place settings for the Easter table. They turned out so cute!
Since that’s what we buy, our eggs are all brown. I’ve found that while brown eggs don’t dye as easily, they are PERFECT for all kinds of other fun applications. We loved working on these robins eggs using acrylic paints and paint markers to create something special for each place setting. Here’s how we did it.
What you need:
For the eggs:
- Blown out eggs, like happy egg co. eggs – (see my tutorial for blowing out eggs here)
- Light blue (robin’s egg blue), aqua or turquoise acrylic paint (or a combination, like I did)
- Gold acrylic paint (optional)
- A foam brush or paint brush
- Plastic wrap
- A water based paint marker (or permanent marker)
For the nests:
- Paper bags
- Paper “grass“
1. Prep Your Station
I like to lay down a sheet of parchment paper (you could also use newspaper or a plastic tablecloth) to protect my work surface. Acrylic paints can stain, so I also wear an apron.
Squeeze out a little of your blue paints (I used two in neighboring colors–you can use just one if you prefer).
Tear a square of plastic wrap large enough to wrap around your egg comfortably.
Flip over your egg carton to use as a drying rack for painted eggs
2. Paint them.
We use a fun technique here that adds to the speckling effect. You dab or brush on a thin layer of blue paint, then wrap the egg gently in plastic wrap. Un-wrap the plastic and place the egg on your egg carton to dry. Repeat this first layer with any other eggs you’re doing.
When the first layer is dry, repeat these steps using a second layer (I used my second color) of paint. You can see here that they do get darker with that second layer, so I don’t like to skip it.
Let the eggs dry completely.
When the blue is dry, add your gold paint. I like to tear off a small square (just 2 inches x 2 inches or so) of plastic wrap and place a tiny dot of gold paint on the plastic wrap. Then I use the plastic wrap to dab on the gold paint in random little spots all over the egg.
Let the eggs dry completely.
4. Monogram Them.
This is the fun part. Using your paint parker, monogram or write names on your eggs. Feel free to use script, fancy lettering, print, or even just a simple initial. There are so many ways to personalize the eggs!
5. Make Your Nests.
This is an easy thing to do while your eggs are drying. Snip off the top 4-5 inches of your paper bags (this makes them easier to roll down). Gently roll down the bag until you get to the very bottom.
Gently shape your “nest” the way you like it, then fill it with paper grass. Place at each setting and enjoy!