Anybody who knows me, knows that I am big on Easter. To me, Easter is a bigger deal than Christmas.

I mean – without Easter, there would be no Christmas – right?

I started collecting decorated Ester eggs after our trip to Budapest in 1994, when I bought a beautiful set of hand decorated dark blue and white eggs.

Over the years I collected others, but the Budapest eggs were my favorites.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, as the years went by, they were broken, one after another –

and last year the last two finally had to be thrown away.

Broken Eggs

I have been advocating for another trip to Budapest to acquire a new set, but so far that has not happened…

Over the years though, I have made several of my own eggs, some more successfully than others.

I have used acrylic paints, rub-ons, and stickers and various color washes. And I have learnt the hard way how to prep the eggs. So here are a few of my tips:


  • Masking tape, a darning needle and a hammer are your friends. 🙂

making the hole

  • Place a small piece of masking tape on the uncooked egg.
  • Carefully knock a darning needle through the egg shell with the hammer, to make a small hole in each end of the egg.
  • Remove the tape, and use the needle to wiggle around the hole so as to make it a little larger – approximately 5 mm wide.
  • Use the needle to puncture the egg yolk inside the egg. This makes it easier to blow out the content.
  • Holding the egg carefully in both hands over a container, blow the contents of the egg out in to the container.
  • Rinse the eggs well, and leave to dry completely.


  • Make pancakes. 🙂
  • Decorate your eggs!


For these I used an Indigo spray  wash from my scrapbooking stash.

I simply laid out lots of newspaper, sprayed the eggs all over and left them to dry.

  • To be able to hang them up, tie a small piece of string/thread around the head of a pin.
  • Tie a knot at the other end of the string/thread, so as to make a loop.
  • Insert pin in top hole of egg, and pull carefully on the string/thread until the pin lodges itself sideways inside the egg. Voilà!


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