Save money and the environment by decorating your own eggs from your kitchen.

“ The most enviromentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.”

                                        Joshua Becker

This year to keep cost down, clutter down, plastic waste that ends up in our city dumps down and have fun all at the same time…all you have to do is decorate eggs from your very own kitchen. If you have your own chickens or quails then that is even better.. 

This isn’t about the hard boiled type either. Nor about those colorful plastic eggs everywhere. These eggs, the ones we will be using, can be used year after year if you are careful with them of course.

 You will need an empty blown out and clean egg. If you need instructions on how to do that here is a video from a little girl that did an excellent job of giving directions on that. Might be the next Martha Stewart, so cute.

How to blow out eggs in just seconds!!! – YouTube

All these eggs I am using today came from our chickens. I decoupaged a little paper to the blown out ends and then painted my eggs using discounted paint I picked up at the hardware store for .50 cents a container.

 Get creative and use other mediums to cover your art. When one item doesn’t work, find another that does. Oil pastels are still pretty cheap and they work great too. You can even use plants for natural dyes.

After I painted my eggs I got out my wooden box of colors.

I keep all my markers and paint pens in this box.

Then I drew on pretty designs.

Have a whole basket of eggs to decorate and invite some family over. Here are some more fun ideas for decorating eggs yourself.

70+ Easter Eggs Decor Ideas – Easter Crafts Ideas – Spring Decorating Ideas – YouTube

This is a craft project you can do outside while social distancing.

So weird these new rules some follow while others don’t. Personally I am tired of the whole way of living in fear, I am wanting to live again too.

Try to keep your designs simple.

Or let nature’s designs inspire you.

Also use colors from nature to help guide you in your color choices.

You don’t always have to stick to tarditional pastels either. Try experimenting with bright colors too. You might be surprised with how well they turn out with their over the top cheerfulness.

It’s always better to make it ourselves. It’s keeps plastic waste down which also contributes to polluting of our beautiful planet. Happy frugal decorating everyone.

For more about pollution and recycling visit Sheree from view from the back (  ) blog site. She is part of a weekly challenge called the Friendly Friday challenge that addresses this subject and how we all can help. She co hosts it with Something to Ponder About – Lifestyle, Photography and Traditional Art (wordpress.com) and Sandy

So much plastic gets dumped in our oceans and landfills every year. 10% goes to our oceans destroying the ocean’s coral wreaths. Killing and polluting fish and whales, and putting poisons in the foods we eat.  

 Here are some more ways to cut your exposures to plastics down….

  1. Empty all food packaged in plastic into glass containers after you purchase them.
  2. Don’t drink from plastic water bottles. Buy your own cans and refill with filtered water from home to carry on you.
  3. Don’t microwave food products in plastic.
  4. Think about the items you are purchasing on whether or not you really need it.
  5. Make your own toys for your children as much as possible.
  6. Try to buy locally grown food that doesn’t require packaging.
  7. Carry or make your own bags when shopping.
  8. Recycle plastic in your trash cycles. Some cities are not on this program so look into starting one up in your area if not part of a recycling program.

Help keep our planet beautiful for future generations of children and wildlife. Thank you, have a very blessed and Happy Good Friday everyone.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. ruthsoaper says:

    I remember when we were kids my mom would blow out eggs for us to color. We would then just use either food coloring and crayons or if we were lucky they she bought a egg coloring kit to decorate them.

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    1. Such happy memories. I remember my fingers turning the color of the dyes because I would get impatient and always pick up the wet eggs after they were dyed. Such a beautiful time of the year. We would use crayons and then dye on top of the crayon designs. Now days there are so many beautiful ways to decorate eggs.

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  2. ourcrossings says:

    Great post, beautiful Easter eggs and such fantastic tips on more ways to cut your exposures to plastics down.

    There is one tradition that I associate with Easter more than anything else: colouring Easter eggs. Growing up in Latvia, there was one method we used every single year – colouring eggs with onion skins. We would usually colour the eggs only in natural ingredients and if you didn’t have onion skins there was always plenty of other things you could use. Chamomile gives a green-yellow colour, red beets will turn your eggs bright red, blueberries will make them violet-blue, coffee or black tea will colour the eggs light brown, whereas turmeric will give a beautiful yellow tone.

    Wishing you all the love and happiness that only Easter can bring. Have a joyous celebration with your family! Aiva 🙂

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    1. All those techniques sound so pretty. I bet the eggs looked beautiful. I always enjoyed this tradition too, the painting and decorating of eggs. So much fun as a little girl searching them out. You and your family have a beautiful Easter weekend too.

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  3. Pure Glory says:

    What beautifully decorated eggs. Amazing that they don’t break and can be used for years. Happy Resurrection Day!

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    1. Thank you. If very careful they should last. I had some of mine for a couple years, the older ones but then I store them away somewhere safe and only bring them out for Easter decor. I also have a coat of decoupage and then there is the paint which helps keep them safe when dropped. Sometimes I will coat very thin glass ornaments with decoupage because they shatter when they fall from the trees.

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  4. Edward Dixon says:

    This egg artwork is truly amazing and inspiring! Great work!

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  5. Very beautiful artwork. It’s not really something we do here, at least I’ve never heard of anyone colouring eggs here. I wonder if it’s just an American thing. We just get chocolate eggs for Easter.

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    1. I am not sure where the coloring of eggs originally came from but I have heard and seen docs that it goes way back with a king and in Germany. They weren’t doing this in Italy when we took our daughter there one Easter to visit family. I had to bring all my dyes, and basket to decorate for Easter morning for her. It Italy they did do the chocolate eggs though and they were so beautiful. Huge chocolate eggs with prizes inside of them and wrapped in really beautiful foil.

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  6. JOY journal says:

    Love this. We went all robin’s egg blue this year with our eggs (the ones for eating.) I save blown out ones from year to year. We have some that my husband’s aunt painted in the 1970s! Spring blessings!!

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    1. Thank you. What a treasure to have, to still have some of your aunt’s eggs. There are so many beautiful designs out there it is hard to decide which designs to decorate our eggs with. God bless you and yours as well. Have a great week.

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  7. Sustain blog says:

    Wow! It’s beautiful and saves money and the environment. Thank you 😊

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      1. Sustain blog says:

        You are welcome!

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