Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter's on it's way...! :)

My daughter Rio and her bf Chase have chickens that lay these not only tasty, but beeeautiful eggs! They come in colors that range from light blue to the most awesome soft green:)  So I got to thinkin....these gorgeous eggs would make a fabulous garland! What you'll need:

1 dozen pretty eggs
1 straight pin
Fishing line (or other strong string)
And a STRONG set of lungs!

I started by making a hole with the pin on both ends. Then I put my mouth around one end over the hole and blew the egg stuff out. It's kinda harder than it sounds! By the end of this I was dizzy and my cheeks hurt! Took me waaay back to 4th grade when I was learning to play the flute! But for the sake of a cute craft, I wagered on!

Yeah, enter the hubby and his genius idea. No. It didn't work. So suffering, I continued:(

Here they are. Rinsed and free of all their yolky's:)

While the eggs were having some dry time, I cut my ribbon. I have no idea how long I cut them so I put the egg there for scale for ya! I cut 12 of them:) I also cut 2 long (about 15"or so?) pieces for the ends.

I used a doll making needle and threaded it with the fishing line (14 lb. test to be exact) and just weaved in and out of the ribbon a few times. Then I alternated stringing an egg, then another ribbon, egg and so on till I used all 12 eggs.

When I got to the end, I stitched thru the long end pieces and tied the finshing string in a knot. Is any of this making sense? I sooo failed that stupid essay in school when you have to go step by step and tell someone how to make a peanut butter sandwich! :( UGH!

Then I tied my long end pieces in a knot just to add a little pretty:)

Done and done:)

This window is approx (cause I can't spell the whole word) 36" wide:)

Sweet and subtle:) Me likey:)


  1. Very very cute....I've never seen eggs that shade before. Great effort for the hubby :)

  2. Your egg garland is just darling!!! I have never seen eggs in such beautiful hues before either...so pretty! The garland looks fabulous hung with the old windows.....love it all :o)

  3. What a wonderful idea. Love this. Now I know why I so look forward to Tuesdays! :)


  4. Oh my goodness! I love your egg garland! It's beautiful!

  5. You suffered for that baby!!

    The colors on the eggs are lovely - and the garland itself is the cutest darn thing!!

    xo Ashlyn

  6. That looks amazing! I've blown out eggs and it is hard work, you're right.... congrats on not passing out! I used the guts for an omelette.....

    thanks for sharing,

  7. What an AWESOME idea! I love it! What a great way to display those eggs! I am pinning this :) Thanks for joining our party.


  8. This came out so cute! I think if I tried it, I'd have to use fake eggs. I've never been able to successfully blow out an egg without having to resort to making a gigantic hole.

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  10. This is so amazing! Not sure about the easy or the peasy parts - :) - but the end result is pinnable (I'm pinning) and worthy of a FB shout-out (so I'm FB'ing) ..

    Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!



  11. Beautiful.... the fact that the eggs are "as laid" and not painted is amazing. They are gorgeous! :)

  12. I luv the color of those eggs! Love the window- dont remember seeing that on the tour! Looks great and you can decorate it for all the different holidays and seasons.

  13. love it!!!! growing up we always used eggs that were blown out and not hardboiled when we colored them for easter. For a real challenge, try blowing out ostrich eggs!! That's where the drill DOES come in handy :-)) so .. Roger was on the right track.... heh heh.

  14. what can i say -- this is truly amazing and soooooooo incredibly FRESH!!!! i am in love! i sure hope i can get to making one! thanks so much for linking up with us at it's a cinch...hugs...andrea

  15. ps...if you can't find your dog...it's because of me : ) LOL!!! HOW CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!! puppy hugs...

  16. Oh my goodness, how perfectly farmhouse rustic. Thanks so much for linking up to our party!