Basket o’ Faux Speckled Farmhouse Eggs

A few years ago when I was helping my sister re-do her kitchen, I diy-ed her a basket of decorative farmhouse inspired speckled eggs and to date, it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects.  Although she doesn’t live in a farmhouse, she does live on about 2 acres of property and boards her own horses, so I thought this basket of eggs was a fitting accompaniment to her small but rustic kitchen.  

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How to make decorative faux speckled farmhouse eggs

With Easter around the corner and crafty egg projects abundant around the web, these are my speckled farmhouse eggs made with plastic bouncy balls, craft or spray paint and this easy paint splatter technique.

When I made these, I didn’t use spray paint for plastic, but I would recommend using it in an off white color for the best adhesion.

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Several tools found around the house can be used to mimic a speckled egg texture. I used a fine tooth comb dipped in a mix of dark brown, gray and white craft paint,  practicing the splatter technique on card board or news paper first can help you decide what tool works best to get the look you want.

How to make decorative faux speckled farmhouse eggs using bouncy balls and an easy splatter paint technique - StowandtellU.com

I made the choice to use round balls, which some might think look like dinosaur eggs, instead of actual faux eggs because my sister wasn’t going for a full farmhouse look, but rather an eclectic mix of their current country-ish lifestyle verses their previous urban living. (They live in a far out suburb of the city, but it’s not quite what you could call country.)

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Also, If I recall, I made these around the time that decorative round balls, of many styles, were all the rage. Remember that look several years back? Decorated with gems, feathers, sequins, etc… and placed in a large bowl, often paired with potpourri?

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My sister took the basket down, so that I could take a few pictures, but it currently site atop her upper cabinets along with some other kitchen odds and ends that has given her kitchen the suggestion of that farmhouse look without the full farmhouse theme.

So do these make you think of fresh laid eggs, or evidence of a dino-chicken invasion? 🙂

Have a great week ~ Amy

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6 Responses to Basket o’ Faux Speckled Farmhouse Eggs

  1. Bliss March 14, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    I think your sister should have whatever shape balls she wants!

  2. chris aka monkey March 14, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    dino-chicken invasion, tha’ts a good one lol xx

    • Amy March 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      Thought you’d like that:)

  3. sharleen March 15, 2016 at 6:09 am #

    I thought they were eggs until I got half way through scrolling. They look great to me. very attractive

  4. Feral Turtle March 16, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    I wonder what a dino-chicken would look like? Love your creations Amy! I thought they were eggs in your first picture. Love that basket too!!

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