Touch of Gold Easter Eggs

Still needing a little inspiration for Easter eggs? I saw some eggs like these in Family Circle magazine last month and knew I'd be trying them out. I had the golden Sharpie marker from making my Names of Jesus Wreath at Christmas, so I was all set to make the Touch of Gold Easter Eggs.
First, we blew out some eggs. Start by carefully piercing the ends of the eggs, with the larger hole being on the bottom. We used a thumb tack to do this.
Insert a small straw into the egg and poke around a bit to bust up the yolk. Then, blow out the egg. This takes some good lung power. I enlisted a helper ;-) Finish up by rinsing the egg out and letting it dry. I also baked mine in a 300 degree oven for about 10 minutes to make sure the insides were completely dried out.
Then, take your golden Sharpie marker and start designing your eggs. Be very careful as the egg shells  are pretty fragile.
I did one with polka dots and one with stripes. (Looks like my stripes are a little wonky.) I made a real pretty one with "He is Risen" written on it, but then dropped it. :-( You can kind of see it in the next picture.
My daughter made this one with flowers and another beautiful one with a cross.
That's it. The design possibilities are endless. So, have you started decorating your eggs yet? What's you favorite method of Easter egg preparation? Do you blow the eggs out or hard boil them?

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16 comments:

  1. Very sweet! Sorry you dropped one of the eggs...:( the nest is really cute!
    xx

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  2. Yay! I figured out how to delete some blogs so I can add you to my reader! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    I always wanted to do this project with my high school students. I am a little nervous that someone is going to inhale the egg and go home and tell their parents. That would be just my luck, right? :)

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  3. Very pretty! A great use for gold Sharpies:@)

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  4. The eggs are really pretty and fun. We usually hardboil them and just color some. I bet my daughter would enjoy using Sharpies and designing!

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  5. Sharpies to the rescue! Delightful eggs - so sorry one broke. I usually break more than one. Great tip about heating the eggs to dry.

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  6. These are SO cute, Nici!! Fantastic idea!! Love 'em! :) Pinning!

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  7. Very beautiful, Nici! Love them. Keep creating.. Linda also Pinning...

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  8. This sounds like a great way to come up with some pretty eggs. We always boil ours. When the kids were small I used wood or plastic eggs and stickers, and I still have a few for memories. Linda

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  9. Nici... these are adorable!! I love that all you had to use was a Sharpie, too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at our Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  10. Such a simple, beautiful craft - my favorite kind! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

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  12. These are very pretty! I love that gold sharpie:) Thanks for sharing- I can't wait to try this on some of our eggs!

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  13. super cute! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! Just wanted to let you know that this is being feature this weekend in an Easter {featuring YOU} post! Hope you will stop by and grab a featured button. I would LOVE for you to put in on this actual post or at least somewhere on your blog! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/Easter-ideas-featuring-YOU.html

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  14. These are so adorable! I am yet to try emptying eggs :) Thank you for coming by the party!

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  15. How fun! What a great project to do with my girls. Thanks for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase. We love seeing what you link up each week!

    New linky: http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-6/

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra

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