Two Oceans sent me some wine and craft supplies to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine and from the heart.
With Easter just around the corner I’ve got a fun craft for you today that would make a cheap and cheerful addition to any Easter table and a quick and easy activity to do with family and friends. Let’s make some DIY marbled eggs! Handmade Jungle‘s Victoria Stacey developed this clever craft for Two Oceans Wines and I’ll show you eggs-actly how to do it, plus share some of Victoria’s entertaining tips and a giveaway to get you started. Let’s hop to it!
To make DIY marbled eggs you’ll need:
- eggs (we used hard-boiled, but wooden or plastic would work too)
- nail polish
- a shallow disposable tray
and I’m going to add
- wax paper (a sheet large enough to set your marbled eggs on to dry)
- nail polish remover and paper towel (which are handy to have on hand for clean-up)
Before you get started, make sure your eggs are clean. (Give those wooden or plastic eggs a wipe to make sure they’re free of dust.)
Next, fill a shallow with water and drizzle a small amount of nail polish onto the surface. You can use as many as you like, but two to four work best.
Once the nail polish is on the water, you don’t have long before it starts to harden. Use the very tip of the toothpick to swirl the nail polish into a marbled pattern. (The toothpick acts like a magnet for the polish so you want to do this very lightly or just rock the sides of the dish to swirl the colours together.)
Roll your eggs in the water. When you lift them out, you’ll see that the nail polish has adhered to the surface in a marbled pattern!
Sit the eggs in a well ventilated area to dry. (I recommend laying them on a sheet of wax paper. We let some dry in an egg carton and they stuck to the sides, others we let dry on paper towel and they got a little fuzz stuck to the them.)
I love ours in this wooden tray, but they’d also look beautiful in a bed of straw or even in a glass vase.
Victoria’s entertaining tips:
Start with the basics — Understanding the basics of how food pairs with alcohol will make your meals stand out. Whether it’s a simple cheese board and perfectly paired wine, or dessert and a signature cocktail, if you’ve got the basics down pat, your knowlege will shine through. (Two Oceans’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with fish, pasta and poultry, while the Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot makes a great match with red meats like roast lamb, stews, grilled meat and carpaccio.)
Set a budget and stick to it — Make a list of your must-haves and can-do-withouts to make sure you stay on budget.
Enjoy the party! — Take some time to enjoy yourself. It is your party after all. Make an effort to chat with your guests, and sit back with a drink in hand (enjoying responsibly, of course!) to take in your handiwork.
Thanks to Two Oceans, I’ve got an Easter entertaining prize pack to share with one lucky reader! To enter to win, tell me one of your entertaining tips in the comments below. (This entry is mandatory.)
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The contest is open to Canadian residents 19+ excluding Quebec and ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2018. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question as well as proof of age, otherwise another winner will be selected.
Update March 21, 2018: Congratulations to Tracey W!