Mar
18

Make It: Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics
Supplies:
Bitty Bags – any size
Divine Twine
Decoupage Medium or Diluted White Glue
Hallowed-out Eggs / Hard-boiled Eggs

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

To hollow out eggs:
I disinfected a (new) sewing needle with peroxide then poked a tiny hole in one end of my egg (the pointy end). Do this to the other end of the egg as well, opposite the first hole. Move the needle in a circular motion to enlarge the hole a bit. Be gentle so as not to crack your egg. It’s okay if the hole becomes larger than you like or if the shell cracks a tiny bit, as we’ll be covering this with paper. The second hole should be large enough that you can stick a pointed utensil inside the egg to break up the yoke. I used the stem of a candy thermometer. I’ve also seen people suggest a knitting needle – but you’d better clean and disinfect it if you plan to eat the egg yolks. You can find another method for hallowing out eggs on Our Best Bites.

After poking the yolk to break it up inside the egg, you will need to hold your egg over a bowl, with the small hole at top. Blow into the hole until all of your egg and yolk are out of the shell and in the bowl. Set the bowl aside to make scrambled eggs!

Rinse both the inside and outside of your shell (you may have to use the blowing method to get the water out). Let the shells dry overnight.

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

Poor some decoupage medium (or watered down white glue) into a container. Tear your bitty bag into pieces (as shown). Saturate the tears of bitty bag, front and back, in the decoupage medium. Place them onto your egg, one at a time, smoothing the paper as you go. You can layer the bits, as needed.

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

Lay the decoupaged eggs on wax paper or foil and let them dry overnight.

Alternative method: Cut a strip of bitty bag and wrap it around your egg, securing with a bit of tape. Tie a bow around your egg using Divine Twine. These would be a pretty edition to individual place settings if you are hosting Easter dinner!

Pretty Paper Easter Eggs with Whisker Graphics

 

Happy Easter!