These traits describe my dearly missed friends in Washington, D. C. area to a “T”. I get green with envy each time I see them getting together to put their classy craftiness to work and really miss the fun chatter and banter (and sometimes even musical numbers) that come with each get-together.
My friends have honored me with being able to share their latest and greatest in crafting efforts: beautiful Easter Egg Garlands made out of real eggs.
First, their list of supplies started with:
• Dozens of real eggs
• Fishing line
• a Dremel hand drill
• Cookie sheets
• Food coloring dye (mixed with a little white vinegar to get the best color)
• 1 ½” – 2” Ribbon
To prep the eggs they carefully drilled a small hole in the tops and the bottoms of each egg. Using a toothpick inserted into one of the holes, they swirled around the egg yolk so that the insides could be blown out in to a sink.
After the insides were removed, they gently washed the eggs and set them on a cookie sheet to be placed in a 300 F oven (for 8-10 minutes) to harden up the shells.
As soon as the eggs cooled they were able to dye the eggs in an assortment of fun Easter colors.
When the eggs had fully dried from the colored dye, fishing line was used to string the eggs together, making sure to use an assortment of the colors. Festive ribbon was then used to finish-off the edges of the garland strands. And in the words of the immortal Amber, “Badda-Boom, Badda-Bing, we had ourselves some garland!”
The overall consensus was that it was pretty quick and an easy project (the longest part was dyeing the eggs). Thank you dear friends for letting me share your genius!
Contributed by: Heather Hadfield (Dietrich), Sterling Pear