Good morning! Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments about our Spring Tour on Monday. So glad I finally got the Christmas decorations put away. Ha. But in all serious, it always feels good to add pops of color and give the house a refresh for spring.
Speaking of spring, we are in spring break countdown mode around here and excited to head to Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast. I can’t wait for a couple days of down time with my crew and I will be sure to share the highlights of our trip with you. But first today I am sharing a fun spring DIY I worked on a couple weeks back for Easter. The best part is that I used several supplies from the Dollar Tree and had the rest on hand so this only cost me a couple bucks to put together. I am also partnering with a couple other bloggers for a fun new series called My Dollar Store DIY to bring you fun new projects you can pull off using supplies from your local Dollar Store.
By now, it’s no secret that I have a love for all things navy. #navyismylovelanguage If you were around for Christmas, you know it was a blue one. While I love the pretty pastels of Easter, I love marbled indigo more. 🙂
Here is how I made this fun topiary:
DIY MARBLED INDIGO EGG TOPIARY TUTORIAL
TOOLS & MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS DIY MARBLED INDIGO EGG TOPIARY:
- Plastic Colored Easter Eggs (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- White/Cream Chalk Paint
- Navy Blue Nail Polish (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- Reindeer Moss (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- Foam Cone
- Hot Glue Gun
- Container to hold the topiary
- Rubber Gloves
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR THIS DIY INDIGO EASTER EGG TOPIARY:
Grab a stash of plastic Easter eggs and give them a coat of paint to make them white or cream.
I used some chalk paint I had on hand for mine. Here they are ready to be marbleized!
Add water to a disposable container and let it sit until room temperature. It can’t be too cold or too warm for this step to work. Once it is room temp, put your rubber gloves on and it’s time to dip! Grab a painted plastic Easter Egg and then dump some navy nail polish into the water bowl. As soon as the polish hits the water- dunk the egg into the nail polish. The nail polish will affix to the egg. It’s like magic!
There is a little trial and error with how the polish will affix to the egg so plan for a few that may get weird. Also, you may want to have a straw or toothpick on hand to help swirl the nail polish in the water before you dunk.
Once you have your marbleized eggs ready, it’s time to glue them to the foam topiary form. (Now, if you don’t want to spend the money on a foam form, I bet you could maneuver some sort of cardboard that into a cone) Just grab your hot glue gun and start gluing them on. Looking back I wish I would have done a more uniform design- had them more lined up going in the same direction- but that is just a preference thing.
Once the eggs are glued on, fill in the gaps with moss. I found mine at the Dollar Tree, but this can be found at any craft store. Or if you live in the coastal south, you could always use Spanish moss for this.
Place the topiary in a container. I had this vintage trophy bucket on hand and love the way the topiary looks in here. Think bowls, planters, milk glass, or even a terra cotta pot- I am sure you already have something around the house that would work!
I had intentions of doing a second topiary and a wreath… but since I just confessed I finally go the Christmas stuff organized you can see how fast things are happening over here! There are still a few weeks until Easter so maybe I will pull it off… but for now, I will just admire my single indigo marble egg topiary. 🙂
Now be sure to check out the other My Dollar Store DIY Projects below and check back next month for more goodies.
Happy weekend Loves!