Very Feminine Easter Egg Decorations

Shabby Chic Feminine Easter Eggs

As we get older lifestyles change, we no longer have a house full of children wanting to dye boiled eggs they refuse to eat.  In our home little fingers aren’t creating beautiful eggs in bright colours any longer,  instead, egg decorating has become more elaborate,  and I  enjoy making these fancier Easter eggs but wish I had the munchkins creating their Easter treasures instead.
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These eggs are designed for a teenager girl who is old enough to play with hollowed eggs and use a glue gun.  These eggs would look so pretty on a girls dresser.  Let’s start with the preparing the eggs.

How to Blow out an Egg

I promise blowing out real eggs is very easy to do, all you need is a little bit of patience. The worst thing that could happen is a couple of broken eggs out of a dozen you’re going to have enough eggs for an omelet supper either way.
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You will need:

Eggs

Towel

Bowl

Tape

Small-headed pin

Large sharp darning needle

Juice box straw

Start with washing your raw eggs.  Place them on a clean towel,  along with the needles,  straw, and bowl.
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Firmly grasp the egg.  Poke the egg in the pointed end first, apply steady pressure and twist.  You will feel the needle slowly grip and then drill through the eggshell.  This may take up to a minute or so, so be patient.

Once the small pin breaks the surface, apply tape over the hole.  This will help prevent cracking.

Insert the large darning needle.  Twirl it around gently and plunge in and out of the egg to break the yoke and sort of scramble the insides.

Using the small pin roughen up the edges enlarging the hole.

Repeat this on the other end.

Now that you have two holes. Cut the juice box straw and use just the little straight part.

Place your egg over the bowl, put the straw over the hole and huff and puff and blow the egg out.

Once this is done, run the egg under the tap to rinse out whatever little may be left inside.

You can then drain your eggs for two days, or do like I did and bake them at 300 F for ten minutes.  Let cool and decorate.
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Colour the Eggs

Originally I dyed these eggs using beets but the colour was not what I wanted, so I finished them with chalk paint instead.  The chalk paint supports the shell if I was to do them again I would just paint them.
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Embellish the Eggs

Gather your supply of embellishments, buttons, ribbon, stickers, tiny flowers, feathers, mesh, scrapbooking supplies, small beads or glitter.
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Add the ribbon first with the glue gun.  Then add the other decorations.
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Storing the Feminine Easter Eggs

Keeping eggs from one year to the next is something I have no experience with.  Now that the children are all grown I made these eggs.  I miss the earlier days.    These particular eggs are going to be stored for next year.  Not sure how long they will last, hopefully, they will keep for a couple of years.
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The Aunt Peaches blog shares a complete tutorial on how she prepares her Easter eggs so that they keep for years.  Here is the link to her Easter Egg tutorial.

Happy Easter

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31 thoughts on “Very Feminine Easter Egg Decorations

  1. Theses eggs are amazing made with bits of euphora and I have tons.
    You are featured this week on #OMHGFF stop by and check out the other great features this week! Happy Easter!!

  2. Your feminine eggs a truly gorgeous Leanna and I must say thank you so very much for the tut on how to blow out eggs. I always wondered how to do that. The pictures are great and helped a lot. I hope these do last for a long time, they’re worth keeping

  3. These are so delicate and feminine. We empty them the same way and my daughters love to do it lol
    I am featuring you tomorrow, have a nice weekend.

  4. I miss those days, too! (My kids wouldn’t eat them, either!) I love the idea of using chalk paint, and the color is so pretty! I’m impressed with how you emptied them lol Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

  5. Leanna, Your eggs are gorgeous! They make a beautiful display. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Snickerdoodle! Pinned`

  6. Goodness, these are SO pretty, & I thought my egg decorating days were over. Pinned it.
    I came to visit from Happiness is Homemade bloghop; I hope you’ll have time one day to visit the 4Shoes & let me know that you’ve been by.

  7. These are simply beautiful! I love the look of the butterflies perched on the eggs! Beautiful craft for children that teaches good design and makes an annual decoration!

  8. These are so delicate and delightful! I love your ideas and imagine the peace your home must contain because of the time you take in crocheting, sewing, and doing such lovely things as these eggs!

  9. What stunning eggs. I never would of thought to decorate with the things you did I always have seen painting etc. These look so elegant! Love it. So happy to find your blog via the Bloggers Pit Stop!

  10. These eggs are so delicate and feminine. Very pretty! Regarding the storage question: I’ve used craft eggs (plain, white) that I bought at Walmart for $1.89 per dozen. (these are not the plastic eggs that come apart in two pieces) They store just fine from one year to the next.

  11. So pretty! It amazes me (being craft challenged) how simple these things are to do. I love the way you break it down!

    1. Hi Kate. It isn’t until you actually blow out an egg that it seems easy. I think it’s because we think the shell is weaker than it truly is. I appreciate your positive feedback k. Thanks a bunch

  12. They’re beautiful, Leanna and in your signature soft pink! I’ve had blown out eggs made with my kids for over two decades. While some broke because of my clumsiness, they’ve survived by storing them in an egg carton, just how you buy them in the store.

    1. Can you believe I had not thought of storing them in egg carton. What an obvious solution. Thank you for the info Marie. I will certainly store them that way.

    1. Pink, pearls, lace and Victorian accents scream feminine to me. I am lucky enough to own the perfect pink depression glass bowl. I had fun doing these. Thank you for commenting.

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