As we skip around the internet on our run-up-to-Easter coffee breaks, we can’t help noticing some weird and wonderful Easter eggs. So we thought we’d share them with you.
Knitted Easter Eggs
There seem to be all sorts of knitted Easter eggs around (the picture below shows some from Poland) and when you think about it, they’re probably a great idea. Sure, you could carefully create the gorgeous work-of-art type of knitted egg but you could also knit a more practical variety. Soft, washable, and easy to pack away without breakage to use again next year.
Want to have a go? Here’s a free Easter egg knitting pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits.
Perforated Easter Eggs
These are just beautiful. As if ordinary eggs weren’t fragile enough, these must be as delicate as you can get.
You can make you’re own – even if they’re not quite as elaborate as those above. Like everything else worth doing, it just takes practice and time.
So how do you make them? Surprisingly, we couldn’t find that many online guides but it’s quite well described on this blog – the pictures help too. (Tip: You may need to use Google Translate if the text doesn’t display in English.) The biggest hurdle is that you’ll need a handheld milling machine of some kind to make the holes in the eggshell. If you’re an ardent crafter whose got one already though, just bleach and blow some eggs then perforate away.
Embroidered Easter Eggs
For anyone handy with a needle and thread, here’s another charming idea. I’m fairy useless at embroidery but these make me wish I wasn’t.
Look carefully and you can see how these are done. Eggs are blown, bleached then embroidered with a needle and colourful thread – often embroidery silks. If you’re a beginner it may be easier to use goose eggs rather than duck or chicken eggs, as they are bigger and their shell is less fragile.
Straw Easter Eggs
Or rather, Easter eggs decorated with bits of straw. Isn’t that clever? And pretty too.
Okay so you can’t craft this one, (or if you can you’re either a wizard or a genius), but we thought we’d mention it regardless. After all, who can think of beautiful eggs without thinking House of Fabergé. This one’s called the Winter Egg and in 1913 it was the most expensive Easter egg ever made.