Sunday, February 19, 2012

Festive Decorated Eggs!

 Just back from a tropical vacation, which got me thinking about warm weather ...

Of course that brought on thoughts of Spring ... 

I had fun visiting with my married daughter while she did some on line work at my dining room table and I put together these fun and crafty eggs.


I started by decoupaging real eggs that I had blown out* with light weight book page bits.  Then added bits of paper lace, jewelry fittings, buttons, real lace, glitter, of course, and fun vintage bird art that I collected from Karen at Graphics Fairy.  She has a delightful supply of vintage art, which keeps me coming back.




















I am going to be doing some fun 'spring baskets' later and will add a couple of these eggs, but for now I have tucked them into my vintage 3 minute egg rack, complete with an tiny glass timer. 

Hope your day is Egg-sactly right!

* The Greeley girls have asked me to tell how I blow out eggs.  I use a thin long nail or an extra large needle and tap it lightly and repeatedly until I have made a tiny crack/indent/hole in the end of the egg.  I keep working at it until the hole is about 1/16 to an 1/8 of in inch in diameter.  Then I do the same to the other end.  I then put my nail/needle into the egg and stir it to break up the yolk.  Next I put my mouth against the smallest hole and blow out the inside yolk and white into a bowl.  (I later use these for scrambled eggs or baking so they are not wasted).  Now I put the empty egg into a bowl of water and suck so that the egg is filled with water, I swish it around to rinse the egg out then blow out the water.  I do this three or four time to make sure its clean inside.  Let it dry and its ready to use in arranged in a bowl or basket as is, or it can be dyed, or decoupaged, whatever you like. Good luck!

16 comments:

  1. Just popped over from The Graphics Fairy blog. These are wonderful.

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  2. Hi, what a creative touch you have. I love your sweet vintage looking eggs! Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style. Now a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  3. Love your eggs, will take a look at Graphics Fairy too. I am your newest follower. Hope you can do the same. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a message.

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  4. I got my new blackground from The Graphic Fairy. Love her work.

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  5. Wao, Its so cute..what a smart way to decorate eggs..:)

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  6. I was just at Treasures Antique Mall this morning and saw your tags with your blog address. What a lovely blog it is! Are you the person who made the darling Valentine's garlands? They were similar to the ones on that gorgeous wreath you posted about earlier. Anyway, I am happy to find you. My blog is zettasaprons.blogspot.com. I live in Highland.

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  7. BTW...I think you are the one who helped us this morning...we bought a funky old phone.

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  8. Soooo adorable! Perfect for spring. Mimi

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  9. Always nice to get new ideas for Easter eggs.

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  10. one thing i can do is decoupage. love your helping with idea how to blow out an egg.
    i will try it. will come back and use your directions. your work is wonderful. elizabeth
    please take time to check out our site.
    thegreeleygirls.com

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    1. I just added instructions for blowing out eggs at the bottom of this post. Have fun!!

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  11. Very pretty, Paula! My Nana did LOTS of beautiful, fun stuff with blown eggs. I put out two trees filled with her eggs at Easter time. You've inspired me to try some of my own.

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