DIY Easter Egg Salt and Pepper: Full tutorial to make these from real eggs, with a whittled wooden miniature spoon, and Cricut vinyl letters.
This is such a fun little project and perfect for Easter. It’s so simple and so adorable. Perfect for your table this spring.
I’m joining in with some of my favourite bloggers for the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series. Be sure to check out all the amazing Easter projects this week at the end of this post.
You can make this project as simple or as involved as you like. I decided to try whittling and make the miniature wooden spoon out of a piece of wood, but you could just as easily use one you have, or buy one if whittling isn’t your thing. To add the letters to the front I used my new Cricut Joy to cut out a vinyl, but you could keep it simple with a sharpie if you prefer. I love crafts that you can customize and make any way you like.
This would be great for an Easter table. Who knows this year if we’ll be getting together with extended family for a big dinner, or staying isolated at home. Either way, this is a great little craft. And if you’re at home with extra time on your hands you might like trying the whittling project like I did. Everything I used for this project I already had on hand, and you probably do too.
- two eggs
- food colouring
- egg cups
- Cricut Joy and black vinyl or black sharpie marker
- miniature wooden spoon or a piece of wood, sandpaper, jack knife and olive oil
How To Make Easter Egg Salt and Peppers:
1. Start by breaking the top off of two eggs, about two thirds of the way up, and empty the raw egg out. Wash your egg shells off.
2. Use a small container like a mug and fill with hot water, a teaspoon of vinegar, and about 5 drops of food colouring in a colour of your choice.
3. Fully submerge the egg shell in the dye until it reaches your desired colour. Remove and let it dry completely.
4. Use your Cricut Joy to cut out a small letter “s” and a small letter “p” in black vinyl in your favourite font. Remove from the vinyl and add it to your dry dyed egg shells. Or use a sharpie marker to add an “s” and a “p” to your dry dyed egg shells.
5. Place each of the egg shells in an egg cup, and fill one with salt and one with pepper.
6. Add a small spoon or whittle one out of wood. Start with a small piece of wood -mine was around 1x1x3. Draw out a rough outline of a miniature spoon.
Carefully start whittling away with a small jack knife, creating the basic shape, and then hollowing out the spoon bowl a little. Take care especially where the handle and spoon bowl meet, too much pressure and it might break.
Next use sand paper to remove all the knife marks and create a smooth and beautiful miniature spoon. Once you’re happy with it, oil it with a little olive oil and let it dry before adding it to your salt and pepper.
If you have kids at home right now it would be really fun to get them involved with the egg part of this project.
More Easter Project Inspiration:
This week I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Easter projects, decor ideas, and crafts with you. Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.
Easter Mantel Decor with Free Printable Easter Art at The Happy Housie
Simple Easter Brunch Table at Finding Silver Pennies
Spring Flower Pot Cakes at Satori Design for Living
Dollar Store Wooden Box Centerpiece at Craftberry Bush
Free Easter Activity Booklet for Kids at The DIY Mommy
Wood Slice Easter Craft for Kids at She Gave it a Go
Free Printable Easter Banner at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Easter Egg Salt and Pepper at Life is a Party
Kid Friendly Easter Table at The Tattered Pew
Black & White Easter Vignette and Printable at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Easter Bunny Peg Dolls at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Spring Artwork at Love Create Celebrate
DIY Authentic Easter Eggs at Zevy Joy
Modern Classic Easter Table at Cherished Bliss