Feb 22, 2013

Salt Dough Robin's Eggs

How about an easy project to finish out the week?

I've been slowly taking down my Valentine's decorations and putting up some spring things. I have a lot of decorative things already, but after moving into such a large house, it seems that I always come up short. I know, I know... first world problem.

I've been really wanting some decorative eggs to place in my spring vignettes. I love the look of robin's eggs, especially these from World Market.

It was late last night, and I needed some eggs right away, so I thought I'd see if I could make my own. Don't get me wrong, World Market's are only $6.99, so it wasn't the price factor. I just wanted to see if I could do it.

And I did!

Here's the how-to:

Salt Dough Eggs
1 C flour
1 C salt
1/2 C water
4 drops of blue food coloring

Mix together. Add more flour if necessary (I added about 1/4 C). Shape into eggs and set on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Drying time will depend on egg size.

See? I told you it was easy!

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  1. So totally cute! I think I am going to give them a try! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  2. How pretty! Love the little eggs sitting in their nest in the cloche!

  3. I love salt dough projects, haven't done one in a while, so Eggs will be just right!

  4. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing. I have popped over from the Knock-Off Decor blog. :)

  5. Just did this today. Didn't have blue food coloring so I used acrylic paint instead. All worked well. Just wondered if you had a flat side? I tried to work them as they dried, rotating them. Still drying. I think I might file them alittle as the color is all the way through. Thanks for this recipe. Fun afternoon. I will do this again :)

    1. Thanks for the tip on the paint! I never would have thought to try that. My eggs do have a flat side. I tried rotating them, but that didn't help much. It's not really noticeable when they are sitting on the moss.