Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts

Thursday, March 10, 2016

CELEBRATIONS: Red Cabbage Dyed Easter Eggs

Red Cabbage Dyed Easter Eggs - carolynshomework (2)It wouldn’t be spring without Easter eggs and every year I try out a new technique for making eggs. This all natural dye technique has been on my list for ages.

Friday, March 27, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Clip Art Easter Eggs | Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Eggs1Happy Friday everyone. High fives and fist bumps – we crafted and created our way through another week. Are you excited for the weekend? I know I am. Today I’m sharing some wonderful Easter Egg inspiration from Martha Stewart Living that you can make this weekend.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Wedding Birdseed in Eggshells

Wedding Birdseed in Eggshells via homework - carolynshomework (7)

Hello friends! Wedding season is here and I have an easy wedding idea that is budget friendly but on-trend. Wedding Birdseed to toss at the bride and groom. Tossing rice at newlyweds comes from an ancient tradition. It symbolized abundance and fertility. In recent years it was rumored that the rice left on the ground was harmful to birds. I’ve heard that this isn’t true but birdseed has become a popular replacement and I’m sure it’s much better for the birds and critters that clean up our mess.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: One Dozen ways to make Easter Eggs

One Dozen Stunning Ways to make Easter Eggs via homework |

Every year I’m in awe of the beautiful and creative ways that people come up with to decorate Easter eggs. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites and none of these are difficult to create. I can’t wait to try out some of these techniques. They are all absolutely inspiring.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ETCETERAS: Moss & Fern Spring Decor

Moss and Fern Spring Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comThis project started off innocently enough. I bought this miniature cake stand and thought I’d add a bit of moss and eggs for spring. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Celebrations: dyed & speckled easter eggs

What would Easter or spring décor be without some fun eggs? I try to do something different every year and this year I went back to basics with good old fashioned dyed eggs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Celebrations: egg place cards

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I’ve been saving my egg shells for my final Easter décor post – and I’ve been cracking eggs differently too. I’ve had this project in mind and instead of wasting a bunch of eggs, I’ve been using a knife to crack the tops of the eggs and soaking the egg shells in hot soapy water and letting them dry.

Once I had enough egg shells, I decided I would rather have brown eggs for my project. I didn’t do any research but jumped in and soaked my egg shells in a muddy bath of used coffee grinds and a little water. For this light brown shade, I soaked them for about a half hour.

I love the uneven light brown shades on the eggs. 

The eggs were gently stuffed with tissue paper and then a layer of moss added to peek over the edges. A pink silk flower and a few pink faux berries gives the neutral eggs a little splash of color.

I used my new favorite craft supply – vintage seam binding for the place card names.

Here’s a trick: to write on soft ribbon or fabric, use double sided tape to secure your ribbon to your desk or writing surface. Use a fine tip pen and handwrite your words. I used a silver gel pen.

To hold up the eggs, I used cardboard egg cartons also dipped in the coffee mud and quickly rinsed and then dried.

Hope to see you tomorrow for the Inspiration Board Spotlight. And for those of you who celebrate Easter, I want to wish you a glorious and wonderful day. 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Etceteras: golden eggs

Add a touch of elegance to your décor with golden eggs.

These eggs started out as regular plastic Easter eggs. I gave them several coats of gold spray paint. Added some organza ribbon and topped them with a silk flower.

Use them as place cards by simply adding a tag or nameplate tucked into the ribbon. Or, display them on candleholders, champagne flutes or vases as I did for a centerpiece.
I love the pastels of spring but a little touch of elegance is a nice break.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Show and Tell: paper flower pomander and egg

I love these paper flower pomander balls and eggs found on Whipperberry, Bliss Bloom and Pizzazzerie.

Pizzazzerie made these beautiful pink pomander balls and they include an easy to follow tutorial on how you can make these.

Whipperberry, one of my favorite blogs was inspired to create their own beautiful pomander balls using the same technique.  
I love the soft colors they chose for their pomanders.


With perfect timing for Easter, Bliss Bloom made these paper flower eggs.

All of these projects are just beautiful and I was surprised to find out how simple the process seemed in the tutorials.

This is definitely on my project to-make list. Thank you for the inspiration Pizzazzerie, Bliss Bloom and my friends at Whipperberry.

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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