Monday, March 28, 2011

What Does A Chicken Farmer Do With So Many Eggs?..........






Welcome Homestead Barn Hop Friends~
I am so glad you stopped by today~

What Does A Chicken Farmer Do With So Many Eggs..........?
Well eat them~of course.
But why not~Decorate too~ I love the look of eggs in the Spring. 
I just love my farm fresh eggs~they are so cute. 
While browsing a local Shop I noticed eggs are the thing this Spring ~
they are in nest, appearing on platters and under cloches .
I decided to make my own~for free.




















How To Blow Out An Egg.....so much fun!


  • Take the egg between the left thumb and fingers and position in the hand so that the smaller end is pointing upward.
  • Prick a hole in the top of the egg with a sewing needle. Make the hole a little wider by swirling the end of the needle around the perimeter of the hole. Be careful not to use too much pressure and crack the egg.
  • Turn the egg upside down and use the sewing needle to place a slightly larger hole in the wider base of the egg.
  • Hold the pricked egg over a clean bowl between the thumbs and index fingers of your hands and begin to blow air into the smaller hole. Puckering the lips around the hole and blowing as hard as you can is the best way to get the insides to come out. Once the egg begins to flow, less intensive air blowing will be necessary.
  • Keep blowing into the egg, letting the yolk fall into the bowl below. A good way to tell the egg is empty is to watch the egg leaving the larger hole. It will be white, then yellow, then white again as it nears the end.
  • Rinse the empty egg carefully under water to remove any residue egg and to clean off the shell.
  • Allow the shell to dry completely before decorating and remember not to waste the yolks. Put them in the fridge for an omelet after you finish your craft project.
  • I tea stained the eggs with very strong tea water. Next~ I spattered the eggs with black craft paint and an old toothbrush. It helps to get your toothbrush wet first.


Here I baked them in my bread~too cute!



Happy Decorating!

5 comments:

Treasures Evermore said...

Beautiful....that sure is a lot of blowing LOL.

You have your home decorated just lovely.

Connie

Flat Creek Farm said...

Great tutorial, Carrie! They are so pretty. I have been saving some super-tiny eggs to blow out. It makes my jaws hurt (insert whine.. lol!), and I really don't like to do it... but it's a must if I want to save those eggs! I may try some of your decor ideas too. Thank you! -Tammy

TASO said...

Great tip to avoid the pucker-up and blow technique: buy a bulb syringe that was once used in blood pressure cuffs! Check out "Pysanky" websites that sell them! Enjoy!!!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

My favourite display is the nest with just the two eggs sitting next to your vase of green hued leaves and flowers (are they real or silk?) - so natural looking and green just happens to be my favourite colour. I am going to create a table centre using real eggs this Easter and you have given me a tonne of inspiration - thanks Carrie!

Domestic Goddess said...

I love your decorations.

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