A batch of eggs drying on skewers
Despite being very busy these last couple of weeks, I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of crafting, which always makes me happy! Last year, I made the colourful Easter eggs photographed below, decorated with silk and lace ribbons and feathers. Learn how to make them in this post.
This year, I felt more glamourous and made luxuriuos golden Easter eggs. I love how chic they look in the bowl and can imagine how cool they’ll look hanging on branches of pussy willow. Simply glue a loop of thin white ribbon in the hole on the egg to hang them up (if using styrofoam eggs, make a hole for the loop with an awl).
I prefer to use wadded eggs (Norwegian: vattegg), but could only find styrofoam eggs in the larger size at Panduro Hobby. These eggs are not as smooth and have an obvious joint, so look for the wadded eggs if you are a perfectionist like me.
The eggs are painted and then decorated. The golden eggs are painted with several strokes of gold paint, while the white and golden eggs are initially painted white (one coat), before the golden pattern has been added. I used the tip of the handle of a small paint brush to make the small dots. The glitter eggs are plain eggs covered in glue, then dipped in glitter. Spray with hairspray to set. I also used glitter glue on a couple of eggs to make sparkly 3D stripes.
While the colourful eggs are made with hanging loops, the golden eggs are without so I can use them as decorations on the table and on plates. By attaching a name card to the egg with a pin, they would make great place cards for your Easter brunch.
While you are making the golden eggs, why don’t you let the kids make the colourful ones? They’d love to paint the eggs and glue on the feathers.