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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Easter Egg: All Grown Up

A few days ago, I ran across a blog post by Brittany, AKA Pretty Handy Girl.  It was one of those blogs that makes you smack yourself in the head and go, "DUHWhy didn't I think of that?"  I obviously don't think outside of the box much, especially when it comes to thinking beyond traditional uses of items.  Like, Easter eggs. 

In my eighteen years as a parent, do you have any idea how many Easter eggs I have decorated?  Hundreds.  Thousands.  Millions.  Okay, ya got me.  Maybe not millions, but a lot.  A whole lot.  And I never looked outside of the pretty pastel colors that never turn out quite as good as they do on the box.  At least when you're trying to supervise six children at once.

Scott introduced me to the whole poking a hole in the top and bottom and blowing the white and yolk out of the egg back when we were dating.  I had never end heard of that.  Momma always hard boiled the eggs the night before Easter and refrigerated them over night.  Then, after the Easter egg hunt was over the next day, she peeled them and made us gag down the hard boiled egg.  Waste not, want not.  UGH.  There is NOTHING worse than greenish hard boiled eggs.  Although I'm not sure which is worse...  the hard boiled eggs or Scott wanting me to scramble the eggs I have blown out for the kids to eat, which is sure to be mixed with spit.  EW.  Needless to say, I usually blow them out while he is gone, throw them out, and become hard of hearing when he asks if we ate them or not.  There are some things I just won't do.  YUCK.


So, I was inspired to make my own Easter eggs for grown ups, last night.  And what says Spring better than a Bluebird's egg?  What I love most about this idea is that the possibilities are endless.

You can make a lovely vignette...

Nestle it in amongst spanish moss in a vase full of flowers...

Be more traditional and snuggle them in real bird's nest that you find in your yard...

Or how about tucking them and some rafia in large glass vessel?

Or how about a feminine Easter egg tree?

Adding painted eggs to a little stick tree with some twinkly lights, paper music garland, and primitive stars left over from Christmas decorating, takes you from snowy temps to...

singing blue birds and warmer weather.

Really, the possibilities are absolutely endless.

From mercury glass...

To decorative nests...

and wire baskets.

Only your imagination is the limit.

Too bad my imagination kept me at kiddie pastels and painted on spots for so long.  ;)  I'm lovin' the Easter egg, all grown up.



Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Great ideas!! (and just FIY... you are light years ahead of ME.) The girl who did not decorate a single egg and has no intention of changing that status ;)

Darling ideas... look at you. That's a whole lotta ideas percolating!

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