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A fun way to create hollow, decorative Easter eggs.
It's a great project for those rainy April days. My sister, aunt, and I spent a whole afternoon making these together (makes me wish I was back in Oregon).

This project really is not that hard, but it might take some time to get the hang of hollowing the eggs.

Posted by Uniquely-YZ from United States • Published See Uniquely-YZ's 4 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First make sure your egg is nice and clean.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 2
    Step 2

    At the top of the egg (the more narrow end), use the push pin to carefully puncture the egg shell and create a small hole. Make sure to do this step (and the next few steps) over a bowl so you don't make a mess.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Do the same to the opposite end of the egg (this hole should be slightly bigger).

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the sewing needle to puncture the yolk by inserting the needle into the bigger bottom hole. (Move the needle around to make sure you break the yolk).

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, by carefully holding the egg over the bowl, gently blow into the smaller top hole. It's ok to blow harder (the egg will be fine). What's left of the egg yolk should come out pretty easily. (if not, try using the sewing needle to make sure the yolk is broken). (Still having problems? Carefully make the bottom hole bigger by chipping the edges away with the pushpin).

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Time to clean up. Hold the egg under the sink and allow warm water to enter the egg from the two holes. After you are sure that the inside is clean, blow out the excess water.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 7
    Step 7

    With the egg yolk, I made breakfast. Waste not!

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 8
    Step 8

    Grab some napkins and tear out the designs you like. (You can cut them out, but it looks nicer if the edges are torn.)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 9
    Step 9

    Most napkins have two layers, a white one and the decorated one. Pull the white layer off and only ues the colored side to decorate.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Using the paint brush, place a thin layer of mod podge on the area of the egg you wish to decorate.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place the selected napkin piece onto the glue. Add some more glue on top of the piece and use the brush to smooth it over the egg.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 12
    Step 12

    Continue until the entire egg is decorated. I wanted mine to look like it was covered in leaves. (To avoid touching areas that are finished, you can insert a long stick/chopstick/skinny pencil/screw driver into the larger hole to hold the egg up.)

  • Step 13

    After the glue has dried, add a full layer of mod podge on the egg. Allow to dry.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 14
    Step 14

    Once dry, take the ribbon (about 7 inches long..)and fold it in half. Tie a knot with the two loose ends.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 15
    Step 15

    Insert the folded end with the needle into the larger bottom hole of the egg.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 16
    Step 16

    To make the ribbon go all the way to the other hole, use the sewing needle/chopstick/pencil to carefully push the ribbon where you want it to go. The knot should stop the ribbon from slipping through the egg.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Russian Easter Eggs - Step 17
    Step 17

    To ensure the ribbon stays where you left it, glue the ribbon in place. Allow for dry time. And... ta da! Your done. Enjoy.

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Black Fire
Black Fire · Shanghai, , China · 4 projects

Cool! I'm Russian, but I dont live there, so I miss all the Easter fun.
Great Project! I'll try that next Easter. I love eggs, so why not make breakfast too.Thnx 4 the idea!

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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · , , United States · 28 projects

COOOOOOOOOOOOL!

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gorehouse
gorehouse · Bay Area, Ca, CA, US · 5 projects

I remember making these in school. We decorated our using onions skins and flowers. We put the petals and skins on cheese cloth, then wrapped the eggs and put it in boiling water with (I think?) vinegar. I never thought of decoupaging them. Now I want to blow some eggs and grab my mod podge!

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