“ The most enviromentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.”
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.
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.
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….
- Empty all food packaged in plastic into glass containers after you purchase them.
- Don’t drink from plastic water bottles. Buy your own cans and refill with filtered water from home to carry on you.
- Don’t microwave food products in plastic.
- Think about the items you are purchasing on whether or not you really need it.
- Make your own toys for your children as much as possible.
- Try to buy locally grown food that doesn’t require packaging.
- Carry or make your own bags when shopping.
- 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.