When March 1st rolled around, I realized my Valentine’s mantel was passed its prime. All the chocolates were gone from the footed hurricane. It was time for a change, and spring was calling.

I wanted a quick change with a little Easter flair. I swapped the artwork back for my DIY canvas. I brought back in the aqua vase filled with tall grass. Playing off the brightness of spring, I added in our lime green jute wrapped monogram. And, for the finishing touch I made some easy-peasy color-blocked eggs.

Color-blocked wooden Easter eggs

The inspiration for this project came from the set of 8 brass candlesticks I found at the thrift store. They are so amazing and elegant. I love them on their own, but immediately thought they would make pretty stylish egg holders.

Color-blocked wooden Easter eggs

I grabbed 8 of the wooden eggs I kept from last year’s spring mantel. You can pick up wooden eggs at any craft store. I decided to give them a dose of color while keeping their wooden charm.

I used painters tape to mask of the narrower end of the eggs. I masked them at random angles, and did a few masked in half vertically.

Color-blocked wooden Easter eggs

I painted them with leftover acrylic paints from our colorful holiday ornaments. I peeled the tape off immediately and placed them in an empty egg carton to dry.

Color-blocked wooden Easter eggs

Once they were dry I perched them on top of their candlesticks. I love the mix of raw wood, color, and aged brass. They make the perfect finishing touch to a simple spring mantel.

Color-blocked wooden Easter eggs

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7 Responses to Color-Blocked Eggs

  1. Laura says:

    Hi Jackie, Your mantel is so cute. I have several brass candle sticks that I inherited from my late Mother, but have not displayed them because of the tarnish and I don’t want to spend hours polishing them. It never occured to me that the “Patina” would just add beauty and character. So thank you for opening my eyes. Love your “H”, too. TFS!

    • Jackie says:

      Laura, Brass is back! The patina adds so much character. Definitely take at your mom’s candlesticks. They look great in a cluster without eggs on them, too!

  2. Shannon says:

    Adorable!! Another cute idea I’m going to have to copy! :)

  3. Shanee says:

    Love them! Great minds think alike…I have my eggs on crystal candlesticks! lol BTW…love your DIY canvas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lisa says:

    Those are adorable. Love the Spring mantle.

  5. What a great mantel~I love the fresh colors and how you placed the eggs on the candlesticks!

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