Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thyme to show you how to make some Primitive Easter Eggs!

I would like to show you how to make some 

Lets gather some supplies and paint!
colored plastic Easter eggs, cinnamon, thin wire or twine, homespun, old paint brush, drying rack or egg carton, glue gun, drill , disposable rubber gloves, disposable container for  mixing paint
grey metal paint primer, DecoArt Americana Khaki Tan paint
Lets get started!

The eggs that I found had holes drilled in the top.
If you want to hang your eggs, now would be a good time to drill your holes
your eggs do not have holes in them!
If your eggs come apart in the center use your glue gun
a dab of glue to glue them shut!

Spray a couple of LIGHT coats of gray metal primer to your eggs!
Let your eggs dry well between coats.
I use an old egg carton to stand my eggs in to dry.
I spray the tops first , when dry I rotate them and spray the bottoms.

Let your eggs dry well!
Pour some Khaki Tan paint in a disposable bowl
(depending on how many eggs you are painting you may need several bottles of paint)
Sprinkle CINNAMON into your paint a little at a time.
Mix well. 
The paint will be THICK!
( this is what gives your paint texture and adds flecks of color)
If you are going to hang your eggs
cut a small piece of wire or twine
stick into the holes on top of your egg.
Secure with a dab of glue 
You are now ready to PAINT your eggs!
Use an old scruffy brush and mush the paint on your eggs.
The thicker the better!
You don't need to try to get these SMOOTH!
They are PRIM Easter eggs!
Let your eggs dry well!

Cut strips of homespun

You can tie your homespun at the top of your egg

I display my eggs on my primitive tree.
I made this tree using an old antique sugar tin I found
at a thrift shop!

 I display my
 " primitive tree" 
on an old dough box in my dining room
I make various seasonal decorations to hang on it

I saved some of my eggs to display in my yellow ware bowls

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial to make primitive 
Deco Art provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
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Happy Painting!

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
at the end of the day you don't look at it
wish you had painted something different."
 ~Author Unknown


  1. Great tutorial. I did some and sanded them first, what a pain, lol.
    I was trying to find something for plastic in the store and i saw glass ones.

    Love how you did the eggs with the tree.


  2. I love these. The tree they are hanging on is so cute too. Did you also make that. If you did would you mind sharing how? I would never have thought of putting the cinnamon in the paint. What a great idea. So simple but it looks so good! Thank you for sharing.

    1. I made the tree using an old antique sugar tin.

  3. Thank You for sharing your tutorial, Lynn!
    Can't wait to try this. Love the tree and the sugar tin.


  4. This is awesomely (is this a word), amazing! I am going to share with my friend Paula, she is gonna love this! Thanks for sharing as always Lynn!


Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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