Are you looking for an easy Easter or Spring decor idea? I created these stamped clay eggs to add to my vignettes, decor and more. Come see how I made them.
This is the second project of the Handcrafted Society and our charge was to create something with Easter eggs and we were assigned a color. Mine was light blue. Wait until you see all the eggspiration I’m sharing at the bottom of my post. If you are coming from Amy at Amy Sadler Designs, I’m so glad you stopped by. How sweet was her centerpiece?
Table of Contents
- MY EGG PROJECT SUPPLIES
- STAMPED CLAY EGGS
- WAYS TO USE EGGS IN YOUR DECOR
- HOW TO USE EGGS AS NAPKIN RINGS
- HANDCRAFTED SOCIETY POSTS
- SHOP THIS POST
Hi, I’m Regina and this is Saved From Salvage. I love to share DIYS from furniture flips, upcycling and repurposing for the home and garden. Thanks so much for being here.
MY EGG PROJECT SUPPLIES
- DAS AIR DRY CLAY IN WHITE
- DIXIE BELLE CHALK MINERAL PAINT IN DUCK EGG
- DIXIE BELLE BRUSH
- EGG SHAPED COOKIE CUTTER
- WOODEN RUBBER STAMP
- PLASTIC SPICE JAR
- GLUE GUN
- HOT GLUE
STAMPED CLAY EGGS
Creating with clay is one of the most versatile mediums you can work with. Truly the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can come up with.
I’m working on an e-book right now titled “A Year in Clay”, creating for holidays and events. If you’ve been to Saved From Salvage before, you know I just love to use it to be creative. Let me know in the comments if you have experimented with clay, I’d love to hear.
Here is a glimpse at a project from last month, I made these knife ends and napkin rings to look like green chiles for my chili cook-off.
STEP ONE – ROLL YOUR CLAY
The first step is to grab a chunk of clay and roll it out on your counter. You can use your hand to flatten it or you can use a rolling pin or fondant roller.
STEP TWO – CREATE YOUR SHAPE
After you roll your clay to your desired thickness, use your cookie cutter to cut your shape.
Next peel the extra clay from around the cookie cutter and set aside your egg to stamp.
STEP THREE – STAMP YOUR EGG
After you have cut all of your eggs out, then you want to take your rubber stamp and press it down onto your egg.
The stamp I used is large and square and all of the surface does not fit on the egg.
That is ok, I really wanted to focus on part of the bunny for the egg.
STEP FOUR – LETTING YOUR EGG DRY
I would give your eggs at least 24 hours to dry. If you are impatient like me and want to get painting, you could pop on the oven at 200 for about 40 minutes, flipping them half way through.
Then they will need to cool before you can proceed.
STEP FIVE – PAINTING YOUR EGGS
Since my color was light blue, I opted for Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Duck Egg Blue, how perfect was that? The eggs only needed one coat of paint.
Depending on how you are going to use you eggs, you could opt to add a coat of sealer to your eggs. I chose to keep mine plain.
WAYS TO USE EGGS IN YOUR DECOR
These clay eggs are easy to tuck anywhere you want to add a little color and touch of spring. I am showing you how I styled them around my home. I began with them in a hanging basket.
The next way I styled them was to tuck them into this darling bunny that I’ve had for years.
He stays out all year but now he has some cute little blue eggs to hold.
The next way I styled them was in my new little english pots that I worked on. I am in love with them and they look so cute holding an egg. I love them in this vignette with my large bunny watching guard.
I always bring out my vintage bed springs for spring. I tucked an egg on top of some grassy moss and it gives a nice pop of blue in front of my white and green hydrangeas.
HOW TO USE EGGS AS NAPKIN RINGS
DIY napkin rings is another favorite of mine to make. They allow you to set a unique place setting that no one can buy in the store. For these I used an almost empty plastic spice bottle.
I cleaned it out, cut it with a serrated knife, trimmed the edges and then glued the eggs onto it.
Talk about an inexpensive DIY. How cute did these turn out?
You could cut them again and get two napkin rings from one plastic spice jar.
They just happen to match these new napkins perfectly since they also have blue eggs.
For a little more Easter inspiration, see my post on Easter Tablescapes here.
I hope you enjoyed my ‘blue eggs” and enjoy more EGGSPIRATION below. Next on the list is Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill, you’ve got to see her vintage eggs.
Thank you for visiting.
HANDCRAFTED SOCIETY POSTS
You won’t want to miss all the details on these creative egg projects below. Click on the Handcrafted Society members and get inspired.
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