Easter mini eggs

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When I was little, on Easter Sunday we would have pink boiled eggs for breakfast. Back then, you could still get white hen’s eggs and my Mum would boil them with some cochineal colouring. To me they were magical, even though I only used to eat the yolk! It’s possibly where my love of all things pink came from. But there is something about the sugared almond, pastel shades of spring and the smooth shape of an egg that are irresistable. Probably why I just love a Cadbury’s mini egg!

I got the idea for today’s project from the scrumptious Sugar Pink Boutique and thought I’d have a go at doing my own version.

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I used polystyrene eggs that had been hanging around since last Easter and gave them a couple of coats of acrylic paint in spring pastels. To make the job easy I popped them on cocktail sticks which, once painted, I stuck into foam and allowed to dry. Next it was a coat of coarse crystal clear glitter. At this point I was in love with them already!

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I decided to use lace, from one of my Really Reasonable Ribbon selections, instead of ribbon, as this could cope with the rough texture of the glitter. I used hot glue to make the job easier.

I chose my images from the fantastic selection over at The Graphics Fairy and then used punches to cut them. I stuck these down first and then added a cooordinating bow and little paper rose.

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I’m so excited to have made these. I think I might add people’s names to them so they can decorate the table on Sunday. As well as linking  up for Brag Monday I am also going to share these over at Anything But A Card who have a spring thing going on at the moment.

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I know why you can’t get cochineal any more – and it had nothing to do with me, as a child, spilling half a bottle all over the kitchen taking in my white pumps as it tumbled, but whatever happened to white hen’s eggs? And, whilst we’re on the subject, what ever happened to the brown ones in Cadbury’s mini eggs?


Comments

Easter mini eggs — 5 Comments

  1. These altered eggs are very cute and love the graphicsfairy images you picked to showcase too. Happy Easter 🙂

    Visiting from Brag Monday linky party @Graphicsfairy
    Smiles,
    Suz @ MaytagNmom

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