Pinterest-Inspired Egg Project

I saw this project marbled eggs on Pinterest which was originally posted at Alice and Lois DIY. I wasn’t sure how easy it would.

Blown out eggs with a bamboo skewer pushed through both holes.
Blown out eggs with a bamboo skewer pushed through both holes.

I blew out a half dozen eggs and pierced them with bamboo skewers.

I used a plastic Chinese carry-out container about 6 inches in diameter.
I used a plastic Chinese carry-out container about 6 inches in diameter.

I put room temperature water in a disposable plastic container.

I used the most inexpensive nail polish I could find -- less than $3 a bottle.
I used the most inexpensive nail polish I could find — less than $3 a bottle.

I put a few drops of blue nail polish in the water.

Any color or combination of colors will work.
Any color or combination of colors will work.

Most of it creates a film on top of the water.

The eggs can dry on the skewers stuck into the Styrofoam egg carton.
The eggs can dry on the skewers stuck into the Styrofoam egg carton.

It is as simple as spinning the egg shell through the water using the skewer as a handle.

A basket of marbleized eggs.
A basket of marbleized eggs.

My eggs are marbleized blue and white.

A basket of eggs for the mantel.
Each egg is unique.

This was as easy project but I felt I didn’t have much control over the outcome.

Are you coloring eggs?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Pinterest-Inspired Egg Project”

    1. The first one was a little globby but I used the “less is more” technique on the rest of them: less polish and less swirling. But as I said I didn’t have much control over the outcome. Jo

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