We are in the crazy wonderful final stretch before move-in at the Harper House Project. Well, the final stretch of Phase I. There are a whole variety of phases left to come, I’m sure. But we are so excited to be just weeks away from move in!
With Easter just three weeks out, I doubt I’ll get to Easter Egg decorating this year. But I absolutely adored these easy, marbled Easter eggs we made last year. (Grape juice, who knew?!) So we’ll just look back at these pretties as this year’s Easter stand-ins…
So “sophisticated” is a word I wouldn’t often use in conjunction with Easter Eggs – but I adore these natural marbled & bronze eggs! And at the risk of sounding crazy, I might just say these Easter Eggs land the pretty tall accomplishment of being entirely SOPHISTICATED!
I was on the hunt for understated & classy Easter egg inspiration. And I owe a huge thank you to Style Me Pretty Living for the inspiration for these sophisticated eggs. The natural, denim-like color + a touch of bronze = worth all the effort to blow out these eggs!!
Hardboiled or Blown-Out Eggs
STEP 1 \ Put hard boiled or blown-out eggs in a large bowl.
STEP 2 \ Fill the bowl with equal parts grape juice and vinegar, enough to cover the eggs. [ Side note: Blown-out eggs will float. That’s okay, it just requires a bit of extra attention to turn them several times throughout the process. ]
STEP 3 \ Let sit overnight.
STEP 4 \ Remove the eggs from the vinegar and grape juice bath and gently pat away the foam with a paper towel.
STEP 5 \ Let dry 4-6 hours.
The bronzed eggs are simply hardboiled eggs spray painted with Rustoleum Bronze. I also made one brave attempt to bronze-dip one of the marbled eggs by spraying bronze spray paint into an empty egg carton cup. [Work quickly if you are working with a styrofoam egg carton – because spray paint causes styrofoam to do that crazy melting thing.] Then I simply dipped in the egg and set it upside down in the egg carton to dry, touching it with one very-light-puff of bronze spray paint to add a bit of shimmer to the overall marbling.
However, I was so smitten by the blue marbling that I didn’t have the courage to attempt any other Marble + Bronze eggs! So you’ll notice one lone Marble + Bronze beauty. And he’s awfully pretty, but not pretty enough for me to go taking crazy risks. After all, I only have 12 blown-out eggs and not nearly enough breath left in me to blow-out another batch until at least next year.
Hope your egg-decorating endeavors leave you equally as smitten. Happy Easter from our family to yours!