Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Favors - Tutorial









These are so easy and inexpensive to make! (And you don't even have to waste the egg innerds......just CAREFULLY poke a hole on top of a the thinner top of a fresh egg, pour out the insides and place in fridge for use in your culinary prowess later!)

Using an exacto knife cut the hole(s) larger, to desired size. As stated, you want to open the thinner top so the egg is sitting on its "bum," if you will. And you don't want your top opening to be too wide or too narrow, just eye ball it for dimensions.

Do this with as many egg favors as you plan on making. Rinse the eggs in warm water and turn upside down and let dry overnight. <DO NOT SKIP THAT STEP.

Now just go make a quiche or French Toast or something good with all that egg goo you just acquired while your egg(s) are drying. You need them good clean and dry so the glue sticks to the bottom.

I suggest using an egg cup or egg carton or even a simple stand made of a circle of cardboard to hold the egg steady. You will want it standing upright while you are creating.  You will need to keep it relatively stationary (since you probably don't have an extra set of hands to hold it while you work.)

Hot-glue a glob of glue inside the egg on the bottom and then gently smoosh florists' base (cut as close to the right size to fill the bottom portion of the egg with not TOO much wiggle room) down inside the bottom of the egg. Dont make the base to be too high or it makes it more difficult to hide - just cut it to fit down in thei bottom,  not too low and not too high.

Press the base down gently but firmly into the glue till it holds, and then begin making your little arrangement. You can purchase mini florals and pips at the big box craft stores for next to nothing. I used a wire cutter to cut the sprays and pips the right size height I wanted.

Finish by gluing the base with dried moss.

Easy, Peasy. Takes less than 10 minutes tops (after overnight drying time) I think I made all 8 in less than an hour, including clean up.


















 
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25 comments:

  1. soo soo cute love the sweet flowers in the egg...so creative...photos are great...

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  2. This is such a adorable post! Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everyone will want to make one. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, always good to hear from you.


    Jody

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  3. Absolutely adorable! I love this project so much. Perfect for my Easter table.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  4. This is so sweet! I love this!
    Sharon

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  5. Love these! Perfect for my family Easter centerpiece!
    So glad you joined our Cinch party!

    Following via RSS (no GFC for my Wordpress site)
    Kelly

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  6. Just love this easy peasy project. So sweet and I love how you show them off in such pretty egg cups (sorry, I know there is a technical term but it is escaping me ...)

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  7. Oh Michelle...that is so cute! You are one talented lady!!!
    Ruth

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  8. Very nice visiting and seeing all your pretty pink Easter goodies.

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  9. Those are adorable! Have you seen the tulip cupcake paper lined ones filled with Easter eggs? Those are cute, too, but these are so charming with the flowers. How pretty at each setting they would be!

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  10. So beautiful....the little egg cup is so sweet! I might just have to try a few of these :o)
    ~Des

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  11. Hi Michele,
    That is so cute! You must have a lot of patience to do that! {I would have attempted it at one time.} Your presentation is lovely too. Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pinks!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. These are absolutely adorable Michele. And your tutorial is right on. I think I will do this for my next birthday luncheon later this month. Thanks for sharing. These are perfect!

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  13. HPS!


    Love this project, affordable and easy to make! Your banner and photos are fabulous!


    Gabriela

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  14. Hi Michele, it's me again and guess what? I love your blog and I have chosen it as one of 5 awesome blogs to pass on the Liebster Blog Award! I hope you are as excited to receive it as I am to pass it along to you! Come on over and check out the post. http://imsharonwithyou.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me, Sharon! That is a high honour and compliment, indeed.

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  15. That is SO pretty! Thank you for the tutorial! I hope you're having a good weekend!
    Cindy

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  16. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Color Connection, hope to see you again next week..

    Rose, Ms. Burrito's Mom

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  17. Oh, those little flower filled eggs are so sweet! And your photos are lovely.

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  18. Thank's for sharing, beautiful!

    Visiting for Color Connection- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/03/pretty-in-her-oshkosh-yellow-shirt.html

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  19. one of the most adorable easter decor ideas!

    come visit anytime--great giveaway right here: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  20. This is such a perfectly springy little egg idea. :) Thanks so much for sharing this at our Cinch party! Karah

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  21. what a wonderful spring idea. so creative. hopped over thanks to the "bunny blog hop" ... luv your blog. so nice to meet ya. take care. (:

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  22. beautiful flower, love the colors :-) Dropping by from CC.

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/03/birthday-gifts-for-her-classmate-victoria.html

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  23. Oh these are so sweet and lovely! What a great gift for a guest at Easter dinner. Thank you for joining in on the Bunny Blog Hop and for sharing at Inspiration Friday! I featured these on our Facebook Page!

    Heather

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  24. How did I ever miss this post? These are absolutely adorable! I've got to pin this & try them this spring.

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