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Project

Egg Ornaments

Introduction

In Europe, Easter eggs are often hung on tree branches and bushes. Bring this custom into your home with these charming ornaments embellished with ribbon and trimmings.

Materials

  • Eggs
  • Food coloring
  • Egg-blowing kit (available at crafts stores)
  • Ribbons or rickrack
  • Ear-drying craft glue
  • Pearl-tipped pins (available at florists-supply stores)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Begin by dyeing and blowing out eggs.

  2. Step 2

    Attach a band of ribbon or rickrack around the shell with clear-drying craft glue.

  3. Step 3

    Cover a hole at one end of the egg with a silk flower or a small bow; glue in place.

  4. Step 4

    Put a pearl-tipped pin through a ribbon loop, then insert pin into other hole; glue in place.

  5. Step 5

    Hang the eggs from an egg tree, made from an arrangement of pussy willows or flowering branches.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 1995

Reviews (3)

  • anksheq1974 2 Feb, 2012

    easter eggs

  • pstew50 14 Mar, 2009

    Really lovely! Easter is such a special time. This would be perfect for those sweet Seniors I work with at the Nursing Home. These eggs are pretty but simple to make. Anyone would take great pride in making these lovely Easter ornaments!

  • TrinaM 18 Mar, 2008

    Have just had a week in Germany, and saw branches of tress in peoples gardens with plastic eggs of all kinds of colours and decorations. Really pretty. Also saw that people had the hand blowen eggs in thier houses hanging from willow branches. Really everything was decorated like you would see for christmas only it is with Easter and Spring theme.