Diane
Diane
  • Hometalker
  • Raleigh, NC

Decorative Christmas Eggs


My grandmother used to make these delicate eggs when I was a child. It is a craft I have always wanted to try and it has taken me to the age of 51 to give it a try!! 😊
These are REAL egg shells!!
These are REAL egg shells!!
Carefully poke a hole with embroidery scissors in the side of an egg. Using that hole as your entry, cut a circle about the size of a nickel out of the side of the egg. Let the egg's interior fall into a bowl for a later breakfast!
I then squirt a little dish soap into the egg and rinse, rinse, rinse with warm water. Then lay the eggs upside down to dry.
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
After the eggs have dried, I then use MODPODGE and a small paint brush and paint the entire egg both inside and outside with the MODPODGE. This greatly strengthens the egg shell to make it more durable.
Once the first layer is dry, you can now use a pair of embroidery scissors to make your hole larger and more to your liking.
I then repaint the inside of the egg with the MODPODGE and shake fine clear glitter all around to cover every nook and crannie!
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
Once the glitter is dry, proceed to use a hot glue gun and trimmings that are easily purchased from your local fabric store. Use about 1/4" width. Also, craft stores often carry miniature people, animals, etc to put inside the egg in the doll house furniture section!
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
Last but not least, make a corn starch dough. Recipe is included! I put about a teaspoon of the dough in the bottom of the egg and then push the minature figures into the dough. In a few days, it will dry to very hard holding your figurine secure!!
Enjoy and give this long lost craft!!
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
decorative christmas eggs, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
I think my grandmother is smiling down from Heaven at me! 😘

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

3 of 77 comments
  • Diane
    on Nov 22, 2015

    New addition!!

    , You can purchase goose eggs and make bigger versions This was made this fall of 2015
  • San15086575
    on Dec 7, 2016

    I used to make these yrs ago i would paint a sun or moon or whatever. In back ground when i had good eye site. You do great work.

Your comment...