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Alright let’s make it clear at the very beginning: this post isn’t about real Fabergé eggs but faux Fabergé eggs you can easily make for Easter. I come across this idea on Pinterest and fell in love with the design, so thought to give it a go myself. It looked fun and not too difficult plus sometimes it’s nice to just play and craft something which you can later take a photo of, right?
There are a few differences to the original instructions though. First and foremost I didn’t empty and sterilised the eggs because I didn’t want to store egg leaves in them. I boiled them instead just as if I was doing some standard coloured eggs for Easter. But let’s have a look first what you will need for this project.
What you will need
- food colouring
- cooling rack
- beaded stickers (pearl, crystal etc)
- metallic marker
1. Boil the eggs and then let them cool.
2. Fill a bowl with water and add a teaspoon of food colouring (or as per the desired hint of colour) and stir the water.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the coloured water.
4. Place the eggs in the bowl and leave them there until the desired shade is achieved.
5. Place the eggs on a cooling rack and let them dry.
6. Once the eggs are dry, decorate them with the beaded stickers. If you can’t get hold of beaded stickers, you can use free-form crystals and stick them on the eggs with craft glue by using a pair of tweezers. Depending on your design, you can use metallic markers to embellish the eggs.
And voilà! There you have it, your unique Fabergé eggs for Easter. I’m sure they will be a success at your dinner table.
They are also great for product photography. I used these in a bright and airy theme and enjoyed shooting and later editing the photos.
And if you’d like to know what Fabergé eggs are…
Fabergé eggs are very delicate. luxurious jewelled eggs made by the House of Fabergé in St Petersburg, Russian Empire. The Fabergé family had French origins and opened their first jewellery shop in 1842. Gustav Fabergé’s son, Carl took over the business and in 1885 he created the first Fabergé egg for the wife of Tsar Alexander III. It was such a big success, that from that onwards he was commissioned to make an Easter egg every year. As per the brief, the eggs had to be unique and contain some kind of surprise within it. Only 57 of the eggs that were made during the years survive today and the most expensive one is worth £25 million.