These vintage Easter eggs are easy to make and beautiful to look at, plus they will last year after year (if you don’t break them)!
Spring is just around the corner and we’ll all soon be enjoying fresh cut flowers, rainy afternoons and all of the delights of a warmer season.
This week, the kids and I started a few spring projects to decorate the house including these sweet vintage graphic eggs. They’re made with real eggs, insides blown out, and are decoupaged with beautiful vintage images so we can enjoy them year after year.
Vintage Easter Eggs
You will need:
- a thumb tack
- a bamboo skewer
- decoupage medium such as Mod Podge
- printed graphics on regular printer paper, cut out. I found my beautiful images for free download from The Graphics Fairy.
Poke a hole in each end of the egg, using your thumb tack. Carefully break away a bit of the shell with the tack, just enough to insert your skewer
Insert the skewer and scramble the egg inside
With a mixing bowl under your egg, blow the insides out, using a lot of lung pressure. If your egg doesn’t come out easily, break the opening just a bit more and make sure that the yolk is broken
Rinse the egg out by running under the faucet and shaking clean water around inside of the shell. Blow the water out into the sink.
From here, you can dye the eggs, decorate with crayon, paint, gold leaf or leave them plain. This is a very pretty project to do with plain eggs in various colors, if you have farm fresh eggs available.
Brush the decoupage medium onto the egg and gently lay the paper onto the surface. Brush decoupage medium over the top and allow to dry. You may set your drying eggs on a cooling rack from your kitchen or set them carefully into the egg carton, making sure that the wet decoupage medium isn’t touching the carton.
When dry, display your eggs in a pretty bowl or hot glue a ribbon loop to the top and hang them on branches in a vase
My favorite thing about this project is that it doesn’t take much in the way of artistic skill and it still looks beautiful. If you look at vintage crafting books the projects were simple, inexpensive, and could be done by pretty much everyone. This vintage Easter egg project is just like the crafting projects from days past.