With all the beautifully colored eggs we have from our backyard flocks, why not take a few and turn them into Christmas ornaments. These ornaments require little crafting skill and are a great way to salvage eggs you’re using for holiday baking.
To start, instead of cracking eggs into your holiday baking bowls, blow them out. Then rinse the interior of your eggs and let them dry. The blown out eggs will be the base for your project.
Take a few empty eggs and gently crack them into pieces. I find it easiest to remove the inner membrane while I’m doing this, otherwise you have to pick it off each piece.
Grab some craft glue and randomly glue the broken pieces onto your base egg. Just make sure to leave the holes open where you blew out the egg. (If the holes are too large or unsightly, you can fix them by strategically gluing a few pieces around the hole.) I like to mix egg colors so they are contrasting.
Three possible color combinations:
• brown egg base — glue white and green pieces;
• green egg base — glue brown and white pieces; and
• white egg base — glue brown and green pieces.
Once everything’s glued and dry, you can string some raffia through the blown out holes tying the top so it forms a hanger and tying the bottom so some decorative strands are left hanging.
Then, hang your one-of-a-kind ornaments on your tree and enjoy!
Originally published in 2014.