The amazing part of embossing eggs is that you are required to do very little work for a huge return. They truly look phenomenal. (When choosing the color of embossing powder, take the dyes with you so you can get a color or colors that will go beautifully together.)
- Egg Dye
- Embossing powder (one or more of your favorite colors)
- Embossing pen
- Heat gun (see the “Tip of the Day”)
- Scrap paper and pencil
- Scraps of lace and ribbon
- glue gun
- optional: tiny ribbon roses
The first thing you will need to do is color the eggs with a regular egg dye kit. Once they are all colored, set the eggs aside to dry.
Using the scrap paper, practice writing the names of each family member in cursive. Try overlapping the names of several members. Try extending the letters beyond their boundaries to create a design. Try using the shapes of the letters to add a new design element. There is no wrong or right way to do this, just have fun with it. If you don’t like one, start over until you have a design you are happy with. You can use swirls or geometric shapes. You are the artist.
Next begin transfering the design onto the egg with the embossing pen. Make sure to do one small area at a time. Working on a rounded surface is more challenging than working on a flat surface.
Sprinkle on the embossing powder. Carefully brush away excess powder. Using your heat gun, heat the embossing powdered design until the surface is raised. Add a second or a third color if you want.
When all of the embossing is done, on the top hot glue a piece of ribbon to create a hanging loop. On the top and bottom to hide the holes and reinforce the ribbon hanger, hot glue a very small amount of lace in a circle at each location. If you have any tiny ribbon roses left over from another project, they add a special touch.
Give them as gifts, hang them on a small branch as a centerpiece for your Easter dinner, or create a display on a side table.