I am a secret crafter. Okay, it's out there. And what better time to show off your domestic skills than at Easter, the perfect weekend break to host that long lunch for friends. When planning a party, who better to turn to for entertaining inspiration than the domestic goddess herself, Martha Stewart. These marbleized Easter eggs are created with nail polish, of which I have a ready supply. The technique is quick and easy, and no art degree is required. And in keeping with Beauty EQ's philosophy, each egg is beautiful in its own, unique way.
All you need is a plastic container with water, hollow eggs, kebab sticks and nail polish shades of your choice.
1. Prick a small hole at each end of an egg to drain the yolk, and blow the egg clear. Then using a kebab stick, push the stick into a hole, secure with hot glue gun or florist gel.
2. Pour a few drops of nail polish in different shades, into a shallow dish of water. Be sure to experiment with this step as the order you pour the polish colours in, results in a varied marble finish.
3. Use the stick, to swirl the polish around, and then roll the egg through and around the nail polish.
4. Carefully submerge the drained egg into the water until completely covered, then quickly pull out.
5. Submerge the eggs in another dish of cool water to set the polish.
6. Sit eggs upright to dry. Scoop out nail polish from water surface between eggs to change the shades.
7. Repeat steps for each egg.
For more inspiration using navy and white nail lacquer, check out Alice&Lois
For an even easier option, try these DIY speckled eggs. All you need:
Small dried rice, beans, or nuts
Liquid food colouring
Hard-cooked eggs, white and brown.
Too simple, this is less effort than the nail polish marbled eggs. Quarter fill, a paper cup with dry beans or nuts and a few drops of food colouring. Place a hard-boiled egg in the cup, and gently shake and swirl it around inside to create the speckles.