Easter Fun

This year I wanted to step it up a notch and make my Easter eggs nicer than your average Joe’s. The idea was born as I imagined my eggs looking like oversized dinner party earrings. In my mind I went on a journey making a mix of hand-painted, dotted pink, and gold-leafed distressed looking eggs; both batches bejeweled with antique gems, water pearls, and faded pink stones (all real off course!).

No really, it was an inexpensive and fun way to decorate, and I hope it generates more beautiful ideas for my favorite holiday — Easter!

helpful tips:

1. Go outside and find your green! Here in Oslo, the trees are budding and the colors are radiant.

2. Poke your eggs with a needle at both ends, blow the content of the egg out, and then whip up a big omelet for your family!

3. Paint your eggs with a base color before you add your design (unless you are using watercolors). While you let the base dry, you can play with ideas on a separate piece of paper.

4. For my pink eggs I used quality acrylic paint and a color-wheel to help me coordinate my pallette. I dotted the eggs with a toothpick.

5. Tying it all together was simple; I threaded everything on some beautiful yellow straw, resembling cute little fox tails. Lastly, I hung my oversized earrings on branches like it was Christmas!

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Happy Easter,