Hand blown Easter eggs
are a cheap and easy way
to create some special family heirlooms.
I remember making these with my mom
when I was a little girl.
She wrapped embroidery floss in different colors
I always looked forward to getting those
fragile little beauties
out of the holiday box
Today I am going to share with you
the simple technique
of blowing out eggs
and getting them ready
to do a number of decorative things.
You can leave them plain.
Wrap them with embroidery floss.
Modge-Podge dried flowers on them.
Options are endless.
Hand Blown Easter Egg Tutorial
what you need:
// brown chicken eggs,
// some kind of dried craft “grass”
(^^^ usually found in the floral arranging department of craft stores)
// thumb tack
// a couple of kitchen bowls
// dish soap
// 1 drop thieves essential oil
First Step: Get a bowl of soapy water, not too warm, luke warm works best. You don’t want to scramble your eggs on the inside. ; ) Wash the outside of your eggs and dry them off gently. Gently is a term you will hear a lot in this post.
Second Step: Gently poke a small hole in each end of the egg with the thumb tack
Third Step: Make hole on the bottom of the egg (the wider end) using the toothpick. YOU MUST BE GENTLE AND GO SLOW!!!
Forth Step: Blow out the insides of the egg using the small hole on top and pointing the larger hole on the bottom over a bowl you have set aside for this purpose. Save the egg yokes and whites for a fritata recipe I will share with you at the end of the post.
Fifth Step: Once egg is empty place it back into bowl of soapy water to soak. And repeat steps 2-4 for all your eggs.
Step Six: Wash the inside of eggs gently letting them fill with water and letting it run out. You can swish it around the inside of the egg. I put a little Thieves Essential Oil in my water to kill bacteria. But you can just rinse them throughly till the water runs clean. Then let them dry.
Step Seven: Place them into little nests made with craft grass and sprinkle through out your home for instant spring cheer or the perfect Easter tablescape inspiration.
what do I do with all this egg junk
that I blew out???
you make dinner with it.
I made this yummy fritata recipe by
The Pioneer Woman.
I use her recipes whenever I crave a yummy
family pleasing recipe.
She has never failed me yet.
(And I swear her recipes make my husband love me more-
she knows the key to a man’s stomach)