I love Easter, it's the happy mix of family time, spring and food! I was browsing through pinterest looking for inspiration for Easter table decorations and came across this idea to fill chicken eggs with flowers. Here's how I did it.
First up I went to the supermarket, and bought the following
- White chicken eggs (I bought 12)
- Food Colouring
- A pin
I decided I wanted to have a go at dying the eggs to pastel Easter colours and I can honestly say, you can skip this step. I found the food dyes at the back of my cupboard (Green and Blue) were way more affective than the new ones I bought. So if you don't have some old food dyes it might not work brilliantly!
First up hollowing out the egg, you'll need a pin for this (a bend safety pin will do). Carefully prick the top of the egg to make a hole and then use the pin end to lever the hole so it's bigger. Then carefully pick off the shell until you are happy with the size. I decided to save the egg yoke and white for another Easter inspired project coming soon....
Once you're happy with them give them a wash, it makes them less sticky!
Next up I filled some water glasses with about a cup of water and some food colouring. I then added the carefully washed eggs and left them for a couple of minutes. They say the longer you leave them the better but I didn't have all day so I only gave each about 2 minutes. This worked perfectly for the blue and green dyes.
Then leave the eggs to dye on some kitchen roll.
Now for my favourite bit, the flowers. Trim them to only a few cm long so they can stand up in the eggs but not too long that they unbalance the egg!
I spent ages tinkering with the design so that there was roughly a tulip in each, and the colours matched but I'm a bit colour OCD! My tip would be to decide on the pattern and then fill each egg with water!
Here's the pattern I went for, a mish-mash of pink, red, white, green and yellow.
I've had to top the water up in each so far, but the flowers have lasted all weekend. Once Easter is over I'm going to dry out the eggs and save them for next year!
Let me know what you think and send you a photo if you try this at home!