Fun Decoration Ideas with Eggs For Easter


Easter is around the corner and eggs are popping around everywhere! We all make several recipes with eggs, but this time, I just wanted to have "fun with eggs", so I decided to look at it with a different perspective. I was trying to do something unique for my Easter Egg Decorations, and thanks to the power of the web, I did get to try some new ideas. So here's what my experiments with the "Easter Egg" looked like!!


Make your own "Egg-Shell planters"
For making the planter like the "Green Eggling" above, remove the egg yolk, wash the shell, then paint it both inside and out using acrylic color. Fill it with soil and put your seedling in it till it grows mature enough to be transferred to a bigger pot. Balance these egglings on an inverted coffee lid or egg-holders. These are not only cute, they are also bio-degradable, and look great on a kitchen window-sill.

An Egg Solar Sytem - This may look like a cool science project, but I really had fun doing this, mainly because I could play with Image editors:) I took an egg and balanced 3 bangles around it and placed it to look like a giant oval planet with the spiral ring around it. Then I used a black background, took a shot from a distance, to capture space, and joined it with another solar system pic, gave it a rocky and edgy effect to make it look "planet-like", changed the color of the white egg and my bangles to give it the fiery-look, and here's what the end product looked like.



And here's an idea adapted from an issue of Lifestyle magazine called Egg Flower Vase Centerpiece.

Items needed
2 Eggs (or as many as you want for your table)
The egg carton in which you bought the eggs
A Glass Tumbler
2 tbsp Food Coloring (I used pink color)
2 tsp white vinegar
Warm water (a little tepid, not too hot or eggs will get boiled or cracked)
Cotton
Seasonal Flowers of your choice

Method
To make the vases, you start with dying the uncooked eggs. Mix the warm water, food color and vinegar in a small cup to make concentrated colored liquid. Place the eggs gently into a glass. Pour food coloring mixture over it and let sit for at least five minutes, but no longer than 15 minutes. Using a spoon, remove the eggs and place them on tissue paper. Allow to cool for 20-25 mins. Now hold the egg by one end in one hand and gently smack the top of egg horizontally to create an opening on the top. Discard the yolk and the white and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Now settle the eggs in their original carton, or balance them in an egg-holder or a small earthen pot, like the diwali diyas. Next, stuff the eggs with cotton. Now cut your flowers with stalks to the desired height. Insert one stem at a time and fix it in the cotton. Your lovely and original easter table-centerpiece is ready to win you compliments from your guests!!

These projects were really fun, and great additions to an easter decoration. Wish you all a Happy Easter Holiday too!


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39 comments :

Asha said...

I can see only one photo with Planet eggs.Looks great!:))
Have a great weekend Mansi, see you Monday! Have fun!:))

Chris said...

mansi, that is really innovative! bangles and egg..perfect! you've captured the planet effect very nicely:)

and the second pic is really nice...I bet t'was hard convincing your husband:0 but I liked the idea...very reflective!

-Chris

musical said...

The planets picture is worth all awatds!! Lovely pics, Mansi. and i like the pciture of loving hands too :). and nifty decoration ideaa there!

bee said...

very unique ideas. thanks for participating, mansi.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Mansi.....very very creative dear......Loved all ur pics.......:-)
And yes,I am giving an entry to AFAM-peaches event....After all its such a warm hostess conducting the event :-)

Sreelu said...

Mansi,

Eggcellent ideas,love your solar system with bangels :) bookmarked for my son's science project :)

Laavanya said...

Hi mansi.. yes I can see all the pics now. All the ideas are so cool and innovative and look very good. I love the very first one.. with the pastel green and a plant inside.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, this is oh so innovative!! the planet sytem is great...looks so realistic..love the texture you've given it!

david mcmahon said...

Nice shot, Mansi,

I'm intrigued by the colour of the shell - it's almost lime-green. Interesting setup, and I like the fact that there's a bit of shadow on the left as well!

Tee said...

Brilliant ideas, Mansi!! Loved your second picture a lot and i can just imagine how uncomfortable your husband must be...men! ;)

Suganya said...

Am going Awww with yr experiment with DH :p. Love the first shot. Its...poetic :)

Madhu said...

Very creative Mansi, I like the flowers in egg shell.
BTw after you mentioned, I brought home some canned peaches and very excited to cook with it for first time. Will post it next week. thanks for the reminder.

Susan said...

masterpieces! I must say...Mansi, you should get all of them framed!! they loko like works of art:)

-Susan

TBC said...

Very innovative, Mansi.
I liked your first pic... the one of the "egg plant";-)

Namratha said...

Excellent Mansi, you are so creative...well done! Loved the very first 'plant in egg' pic:)

Nupur said...

Love the tiny plant eggling! Adorable and creative!

Padmaja said...

Mansi!! fantastic creations!! I love the first piture!! simply amazing!!

click said...

thanks for your lovely entry to CLICK, dear mansi.

b.

Happy cook said...

Loved the photos. I like the best love of light.

Rina said...

Mansi, luv your tiny egg plant and the solar system with planet egg. Beautiful creations.

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks for your heart-warming comments everyoone! I'm really glad you'll liked my experiments:) keep me motivated to try something new:)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Most innovative ideas with eggs! :)) Planet egg is really a good one mansi!:))

katiez said...

Looks like you've been having some fun! Love the new egg-system.. And the little planters are darling. I may use those next year for my seedlings - with brown eggs, though...

Daily Meals said...

Great pictures Mansi! I like the idea of growing plant in the egg-shell.

Bharathy said...

Of course unique!!:) Love all!!

By the way peaches are not so common in my place in India..sorry mansi :(..

Kelly Mahoney said...

Looks cute! Sounds like a great creative venture.

USHA said...

Excellent idea....very creative....presentation is also cute.

Cynthia said...

I can tell you had a lot of fun with this and that's exactly what this event is about. Great job, Mansi!

Nabeela said...

Love your blog Manasi! And love the creativity you put in the egg pictures! :)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

thats very innovative, Manasi...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Great clicks..Thanx for dropping in my blog mansi..
I am weekly checking for peaches in the store I usually visit...but no stock of fresh peaches..:(
I have wish to participate...Lemme see if I could get it...and participate...

Cris said...

Great shots! This looks like a fun project to do with the kids!

Padma said...

I loved the first photo with a sapling in the egg shell! You have captured some cool clicks man!

Mansi Desai said...

I'm glad you guys liked the ideas!! but after reading all the comments, I think I should've sent the eggling pic for Click contest rather than my planet one, huh?! never mind, there's alwasy a next time:)

Kusum said...

This is really cool. My sister used to do a lot with the egg shells, inclusing painting.

AnuSriram said...

Wonderful ideas... When we think about eggs, we come out with recipes. But, you have shown eggs in different ways... Very nice creativity!

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks Kusum - I'm not too good at painting, so I tried to avoid it:)

Anu- thanks so much for your appreciation! I think I owe it to Bee's event for forcing me to get creative!! I really had fun doing all these:) Hope to see you back!

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