I have to admit, I'm a little slow on it this year. I did not even put out my decorations until this past Tuesday!
I was waiting on my daughter to come home from college for Easter so we could do eggs! This year I have opt for a different approach to decorating my eggs other than the ordinary food color dying.
We did Mod Podge eggs. Whats Mod Podge? Mod Podge is a milky white liquid that dries transparent in less than 10 minutes. Use it as a finish for decoupage. It seals and glues in one application. Really neat stuff. This is actually my first time using it.
First I had to figure out if I wanted to use fake or real eggs. I chose to use real eggs. Oh, but I did not boil them, I blew them.
I found a sharp object and carefully made a small hole on each end of the egg and blew out the insides.
Once all the inside was out, I submerged in water and blew them out again to rinse. This can be done days or even weeks before your ready to decorate them. They will not go bad at this point, and you now have a perfect porcelain eggs to keep.
I then put them in a pot of boiled tea bags to give them a tan tint. I wanted to give them an antique or wooden look. Some were left longer than others making them darker and spotty. You really just need to leave them in the pot a minute or so and roll them around. This was new to me too.
Now they were ready to decorate. We used spring pictures, designs and flowers to decorate our eggs. You can actually use real flowers to Mod Podge on the eggs. Being that Easter came so early this year and I do not have any flowers that are bloomed and not frost bit, I have to go with paper.
I think they turned out pretty good and they were fun to do.
Lastly, check out the little crocheted peep I made. It was fast fun and easy.
You can find the bunny peep pattern HERE.
Now its time to go out and find a new outfits for Sunday morning and make Easter baskets. Yep, I'm really behind.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and remember Jesus is the reason for season!
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