Friday, May 27, 2011

Tea-Dyed Mouth Blown Eggs



Now that truly is a mouthful. Have you ever tried to mouth blow an egg? (keep it clean people).  It's not easy.  Well, maybe it is for some people but I felt like my brains were going to explode.  Maybe my lung capacity isn't that great.  Come to think of it, I can't really do balloons either.  Hmmm.

Anyway, after much effort I ended up with nearly a dozen hollowed out eggs.  I put them in a bowl with a tea bag and some water and they came out great.  Just a nice antiquey brown after a couple of hours.  I had to roll them over every once in awhile for the first batch.  The second batch I got smarter and laid a salad plate upside-down to hold the eggs under the water.  Worked great.


I let them dry and then added some ribbon and dried hydrangea petals from our garden plants from last year.


I laid them (for now, it might change) on top of some spanish moss that I put into the top of this vase.  This vase started out looking like the cat puked on it (take a look and tell me I'm wrong).


A quick coat of ivory spray paint (preceded by several not as quick coats of white primer) had it looking like new (again with the dungeonesque lighting in our upstairs bathroom, sorry for the lack of picture quality).



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11 comments:

Herman Grans ♥ said...

So cute :) Looks great!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!!!!
Stacy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Terry that was so cute and very clever. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OK, those eggs are insanely cute. I came over from Debbies party, and, you had me at "These Peas Taste Funny". I took a look around your blog and I'm still laughing at your "Lesson Learned" post. I'm your 50th follower. Stop by and visit me sometime.

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Terry~

Your blog is so charming!! The tea-dyed eggs...such a nifty idea. Happy to be a new follower & I would like to invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

~Christina~

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Kathy said...

This is so very clever! Turned out beautifully!
Kathy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So lovely and elegant!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Very pretty eggs.

Dee
Your new follower

Bobbi said...

Lovin those Hydrangea petals on the eggs, they look lovely....I don't do well trying to clean out those eggs either..

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Terry - Your eggs are adorable. I love that they can be out year round. The tea staining looks great! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this on Sunday - I am a little behind getting to the comments though. Have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Emmy said...

Love this!! And yes, growing up we would often blow out the inside off eggs it is a pain!!

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