Last week, I mentioned in a post that Sam and I have made some of our own ornaments (baubles, to Sam) for the tree from blown eggs. I had a few requests for me to show you how to do it yourselves! (FYI it’s a great craft to do with kids as long as you feel comfortable getting a bit light headed.)
I’m of the school that thinks that trees that are really personal are better than trees that are really stylish. Therefore I am a firm believer in having things on your tree that you and loved ones have made. Even if they are a bit ugly.
What you’ll need:
A few eggs
Hot glue gun
Step 1. Take your egg and gently poke a very small hole in one end with the needle. On the other end poke the needle through the shell but jiggle it a bit to make a bigger hole than on the other side. Using your thumb and index finger cover the holes and shake the egg vigorously. Holding the egg over a bowl blow steadily through the small hole. The egg should slowly start to drip out of the larger hole. When the egg is empty, run it under the tap to make sure the inside is throughly cleaned. Set the egg shells aside to dry. Use the egg in the bowl immediate or else dispose of it.
Step 2. Once your eggs are dry, decorate them!
Step 3: Depending on which way you’ve decorated your eggs, loop your ribbon and hot glue it into place. Step aside to dry.
Step 4. Hang them on your tree!