Thursday, March 31, 2011

Etceteras: easter eggs

Here’s an idea if you want to decorate real eggs for Easter – save your cracked egg shells and glue them back together.

This method is ideal if you don’t want to eat dozens of hard boiled eggs or keel over trying to blow the eggs out of their shells. I carefully cracked the eggs open trying not to shatter them too much. I washed them out and left them to dry in a bowl. Once they were dry, I used Aleen’s Tacky Glue and a small paint brush and glued them back together.

To cover the glued crack, I used pieces of fabric and some berries. You can use paper, ribbon or any embellishment.

So next time you’re making scrambled eggs or baking a cake, remember to save your egg shells. By the time Easter is here, you could have a basketful of pretty eggs.




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24 comments :

  1. Hi, I found you at the Somewhat simple linky party, and I just love your idea. These are so gracefully pretty, thank you for sharing! I hope you'll come visit me, too at
    www.christiniyogini.blogspot.com
    Have a beautiful day!

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  2. That is such a unique idea. Beautiful!!

    If anyone is worried about salmonella, they can always pop those egg shells in the oven on a cookie sheet at around 200 for probably 15 minutes, though they do have to keep watching constantly so they don't burn. This should take care of any germs and will dry them out.

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  3. Clever! I will remember this. We go through a lot of eggs at our house! I can't wait to make some Easter Eggs. Thanks for posting.

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  4. Hi, I'm Taced from Italy... good idea!
    If you want, visit my blog:
    http://handmadecreativity.blogspot.com/

    Bye, Taced

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  5. this is so sweet. I love the look of REAL eggs at Easter time! I'm going to link your post to my blog tomorrow for my readers to see!
    ~Jill from 'Just dream, Jelly Bean!'

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  6. Thanks so much everyone. Prairie Patch's comment makes a good point about salmonella. I washed the eggshells in hot soapy water but baking them would be more full proof. Thanks Prairie Patch!

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  7. Perfect. I wanted to do some eggs early for my blog http://fakinit.typepad.com/fakin-it/2011/03/i-hear-some-girl-scout-cookies-calling-me.html but figured they would be smelly by the time Easter rolled around. Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. I'm so excited! I ordered the little sheep and twine wrapped hearts tonight! I wanted a couple of the carrots, too....it would be great if I won some! Thank you SO much! Hugs, Diane

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  9. Such a great idea. I didn't even notice the crack, I just loved that burlap wrap! So cute and clever!

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  10. delicately cute! love the canvas and small eggs, very vintage pearl like!!

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition Fridays if you like.

    ~ Christy

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  11. Carolyn you "crack" me up... I was just thinking about this -- hard boiling v. blowing out eggs for a project that I'm working on. Thanks for the giggle!
    xo Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  12. I love this idea. My dad has chickens that lay brown, green, and even bluish eggs. I think they would be beautiful!

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  13. Hello!!
    Your idea is wonderful.
    I published it in my new post.
    Hope you will enjoy it.
    CIAO!
    http://petitepoohmonamour.blogspot.com/

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  14. What a clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such an awesome idea! I hate the idea of those poor chickens doing all that work for an egg that's going to get colored and chucked, and I never did like blowing the egg out too much either.

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  16. How fun, i just did that too!
    I took ribbons around my eggs. Soo much better than trying to blow the insides out :S

    Fell free to take a look at the Norwegian way to do this :)

    http://madebymeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/paske.html

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  17. I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

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  18. What a novel idea. They look so cute!

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  19. Beautiful Easter Quotes. I can use them for my easter party. Thanks for sharing.

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