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DIY Rustic Wooden Easter Eggs

DIY Rustic Wooden Easter Eggs


Ask me if I love my eggs….

Why yes, yes I do!  I love them so much that I, in fact, made 16 of them!  They’re wonderful because some years I’m just so busy and I don’t really have the time to decorate.  These gems literally take 5 minutes to put up (or should I say stick in the ground)…and my yard looks fabulous!

That’s laziness at it’s finest… (applause please)

Here’s how I made them!


DIY Rustic Wooden Easter Eggs – Tutorial

Tools:

  • Chop saw or skill saw (for cutting eggs into thirds)
  • Jigsaw (for cutting eggs out of wood)
  • Hand drill with bits (for screwing stakes onto eggs)

Supplies:

  • Box of 1 inch long wood screws
  1. A sheet of 3/4in thick plywood
  2. Wooden stakes (I made large eggs so I used 2ft long stakes)
  3. Black paint
  4. Paintbrush and Easter-colored paints (bright pastel colors)
  5. Clear coat (to spray on eggs as a finishing spray for protection against the elements)
  6. Mending plates (to keep the edges of eggs from warping)

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Draw your eggs onto the plywood…I just eyeballed mine the best I could.  My eggs ranged from about 1 1/2 feet to 2ft in length

Cut the eggs out using a jigsaw…don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly round!  A few of mine were slightly lumpy around the edges, but that’s what makes them look rustic, right? 🙂

Paint your eggs black.  Yes, I know it’s a little weird painting Easter eggs black, but this is what makes the wood look old when you add the color to them!  (I actually painted both sides black so that my eggs would have a more finished look on the backsides when they were done…but this isn’t totally necessary)

I cut my eggs into 3 separate pieces with a chop saw

Gather your colored paints together…

Paint your eggs using the dry brush method…

Dry-brushing is just as it sounds…dip the tip of your dry brush into the paint and dab most of it off before painting onto the wood

Brush in a back-and-forth motion across the wood…the black paint will show through a bit, giving the wood an old look

Position a stake on the back of the egg.  I have hard soil and it’s difficult to push my stakes into the ground, so I only left about 3 or 4 inches of the spike sticking out of the bottom.  If you have soft soil you can leave a little more length at the bottom.

Before screwing on, make sure to drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from cracking

Now add your screws…

As I mentioned before, I ended up painting the backs of my eggs to give them a more finished look.  I also added some mending brackets to keep the edges of the eggs from warping…

Spray your eggs with a coat or two of protective clear coat (I used the no-shiny satin)

Stick em’ into the ground and in 5 minutes you’re ready for Easter!!

DIY Rustic Wooden Easter Eggs

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12 Comments

  1. Visiting from the Saturday Sparks party. These are so ADORABLE, love this idea! My grandson would squeal in delight if he pulled up to our house Easter Sunday and saw these on our front yard. Pinned 🙂

    • Tee

      Thank you Marie! The kids really love these eggs! They instantly turn your yard into a fun Easter theme!

  2. Ambitious and gorgeous! I chose this as my feature pick on Funtastic Friday. Drop in to www. lovemylittlecottage and see it! I also make a “featured” collage and post it on my Twitter and Instagram, and in the following weeks’ FF party. Have a great weekend!

    • Tee

      Thank you for you kind comments Kristie! You made my day!

  3. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  4. What a cute and creative idea! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend! You were one of my features this week!
    Shelley

    • Tee

      Thank you Shelley! I’m glad you like them!

  5. Super fun, Tee! Great for a nice large yard! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering!

  6. Tiffany,
    Congrats you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky party.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/03/over-moon-linky-party_31.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Tee

      Thank you so much Beverly! I’m Egg-cited to hear that! 🙂

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