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Painted Nesting Eggs and Candle Holder

Treating the nesting eggs with food dye makes it safe to store edibles inside them.

Painted Nesting Eggs and Candle Holder

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2013

Introduction

Resources

Unpainted nesting eggs, $30 for 7, goldencockerel.com
Unpainted predrilled wooden goose eggs, from $4.25, craftparts.com
Satin craft paint, in Habanero, and Gloss craft paint, in Marmalade, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2 for 2 oz., michaels.com
Loose-weave cotton ribbon, in Red, $10 for 5 yd., and cotton ribbon, 1/4", in Red, $8 for 5 yd., shopangelaliguori.com

materials

  • Red and yellow liquid food coloring (for nesting eggs)

  • Red and orange craft paint (for candle holder)

  • Paintbrush

  • Wooden nesting eggs and candle holder

steps

  1. Mix equal parts red and yellow food dyes; do the same for the red and orange paints. (Don't worry -- the resulting color won't be orange.)

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  2. Using the brush, cover the desired areas of the eggs and holder with the dye and craft paint. Let dry at least 24 hours.

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