diy | decorated eggs

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I set out to decorate eggs this past weekend, but didn't have any dye on hand, and I wanted to incorporate nature.  So I took my nephew on a flower picking expedition, and we found some beautiful, fresh egg decorations - sedum, forsythia, horseweed, wild rose, and violet.  


Then I used some of my favorite strings - jute twine, white baker's twine, and neon pink masonry line - to attach the fresh greenery and flowers to hard boiled eggs.  The result is a sunning yet simply decorated egg.  


How wonderful is this project?  Nothing says SPRING more than a little bowl of brown eggs and some fresh miniature flowers.  Let me know if you try out this project, or if you have your own favorite egg-dying-alternative!

Hope your week is wonderful!

Blessings,
Rebecca

34 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. Love it Rebecca, they look so beautiful!
    Ronnie xo

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  2. Love this alternative to dyeing... the eggs look so simple and pretty!

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  3. These would be so pretty at a table setting. Love this look!

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  4. so creative! I think these are just perfectly beautiful!

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  5. Oh, these are so pretty! Definitely an "adult" version of the eggs I used to decorate as a kid :)

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  6. wow, these are so organic and stunning! love. x

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  7. I LOVE these ideas, R! So simple, organic and lovely. x

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  8. Adorable! The cutest Easter egg DIYs are all roaming around! Have you seen these egg DIYs too? They're at
    http://www.ohparty.net/party-do-it-yourself-message-inside-an-egg.php

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  9. Thanks for the sweet comments, friends! Danie - I love those "message inside an egg" eggs - thanks for the link :)

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  10. You are so creative - I just love the beauty of simplicity!

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  11. This is such a great idea! I love the simplicity of it - and it really does say spring! These are much prettier than dyed eggs, in my opinion :)

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  12. What a cute idea and pretty easy, which is fantastic :)

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  13. Soo pretty - reminds me of something that fairies would leave behind :) You get goody points for actually identifying the names of flowers and leaves too!!

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    1. hahaha, thanks for noticing the plant names, Nicole ;) It took me a while to identify them ;) Also, yes...FAIRIES! Totally love that association!

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  14. I love this idea–how delicate and pretty!

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  15. How lovely! I love how there is no stained mess like with regular egg dye.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  16. How can you not love it when the simplest things turn out to be the loveliest? A delightful post and project!

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  17. This is BRILLIANT! I'm absolutely in love with these! I love that they are super classy and organically simple - way more inspiring than the traditional egg coloring!

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  18. these are so lovely! i am going to do this with some of my herbs from the garden tied on. so beautiful thanks for sharing!
    peace & love

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  19. I found the coolest egg DIY on Pinterest... temporary tattoos on on eggs!! The eggs were pictured with Spring inspired temporary tattoos pressed on their side. I love both these ideas and can't wait to try them out!

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  20. Oh, how lovely! This is such a sweet alternative to painting or dyeing. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. WOW. You have such an eye for pretty things, these are absolutely beautiful and so much better than my brown tie dye mix that usually ends up happening around easter time:)

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  22. I want to feature these on an easter egg roundup I'm doing! Embracingmessy.blogspot.com. Please email me and let me know if this is ok at embracingmessy@gmail.com!

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  23. those are so sweet and perfect.

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  24. so much better than dip dye eggs!

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  25. Hi there! Your lovely post has been featured on my blog:

    http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.it/2012/04/easter-diy-tutorials-part-1.html

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  26. You inspired my Easter decorations, thanks! http://pinterest.com/pin/271834527478486201/

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  27. simple and lovely! makes me pine for my old garden even more! even the gg carton adds a loveliness to it all. swoon!

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  28. Love this!!! What a great way to decorate eggs!

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  29. I found the coolest egg DIY on Pinterest... temporary tattoos on on eggs!! The eggs were pictured with Spring inspired temporary tattoos pressed on their side. I love both these ideas and can't wait to try them out!
    here
    here

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