We sell tons of unfinished wood eggs but wondered at how to color/decorate them. There’s many different ways to do it.
I thought this video was a good one. It shows how to dye wood eggs and then uses a butcher block conditioner to provide a nice smooth surface (dye can rub off). Take a look. I can personally attest to the quality of that particular wood butcher block conditioner shown in the video, I use it for cutting boards myself…
The eggs shown in the video looks to be similar to our standing wood hen egg which has a flat base so it can stand up. Great for decorations but not so great for egg rolls. These wood eggs are better for egg rolls… (link at the end is to the White House’s egg roll website)
I’m always looking for new combination possibilites and came across this new combination of 3 items for a trinket box.
The new trinket box is… our 2-1/2″ tall wood candlestick holder. It has a deep 1-1/2″ hole, much deeper than our other candlesticks which usually stops at 1″ deep or so. This makes it useful as a trinket box while other candlesticks has no room.
I noted this depth then looked for something that would work as a lid. Turns out the 1″ round bean pot candle cup worked very well… if placed upside down into the larger candlestick holder’s hole. It already has a hole in the bottom and a handle was needed. Our wood tie peg happened to fit this hole perfectly! So that’s three items you can combine to make a new trinket box! Glue is the only thing needed plus paint or whatever you like to decorate it.
Here’s a picture of the combination.
I was surprised on how well that little candle cup worked as a lid. Other handles are possible but drilling out the small candle cup bottom hole is necessary for these different handles. I will post pictures of these later in the future.
This would work best with really tiny stuff – less than 7/8″ or so. Or for spices, salt, etc. The space is only about 7/8″ x 7/8″, circular. A 7/8″ wood ball fits in the space perfect with almost no rattling with the lid in place.