Today I wanted to show you how to achieve a different Easter egg decoration which is super- simple, striking and great fun to do.You can use these decorated eggs for wreaths, in bowls scattered around the house and in table displays for that extra festive Easter feel .
This is your tool to empty the eggs.A big darning needle.
Make a small hole at the top and the bottom of the egg.This is the size of hole you are looking for.
Put a bowl under the egg and blow with your mouth covering the hole at the top,pursing your lips with a concentrated blow as though you are playing a trumpet....
The egg yolk usually follows and then the whole egg pops out.
You are now ready to decorate.
There are hundreds of ways to decorate eggs, but I thought to show you just a few that are fun and easy.
One is super simple and quick and quite quirky.
This is how you start. Get some string from a hardware store.Here is your empty egg and string.
If you want more than you go to the next stage.Get a nice bold colour and start painting the egg.
Paint the egg all over, turning it on the skewer, than fix the skewer while the paint dries in a surface that will support the skewer and egg. I could not think of anything clever so put it in a big candle.
Here I have done this with eggs I painted a duck egg blue.
A bold colour like bright red, blue or green works better than pastel- colours with this technique, , as there is a greater contrast between the colours and the white of the lines , which is the white of the egg-shell.Let the paint dry, then remove the string.
Do the same thing with a few more eggs, and paint all of them nice bright colours, then display in a nice bowl or self-made bird’s nest, or on an Easter wreath.