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Friday, October 5, 2012

Egg Dioramas: The Traditional Holiday Ornament

I know it's been awhile - but i thought I'd ramp things up again with a little lesson on Eggs.  With the holiday season fast approaching - my fingers are flying and the creative juices are flowing as I work on getting my Winter egg collection going.  What - you may ask - could I possibly make from eggs that would be appropriate for the winter holidays?  Well - read on my friends and bask in my artistic endeavors (ok - just a bit overdone - but it's late LOL )

I've taught many classes for young and old alike during the months up to the Christmas holidays and every time my students are just amazed at what they've created in just a few hours.  Now that doesn't include all the prep work I've done for them before hand - but you get my drift.  I usually stick to duck and goose eggs as they seem to be the perfect height for hanging.

I love the look of winter scenes with birds and deer running through them. While I often use red birds that resemble cardinals, I've taken to coordinating my bird and outside designs and have expanded my selection to purple and blue. The birds scene here actually match the color of the poinsettia I've added to the outside of the egg. 
 And of course, blue birds look best with silver accents. 

I've also played with larger eggs.  This ostridge egg, for example, is one I taught last year at the Ohio Egg Artist show and turned out really well.  This one also has 2 matching goose egg ornaments so it makes a great combination.  

These diorama eggs are probably some of my favorites to make as I love the glittery, icy look to them.  
I've placed some of these egg ornaments in our ATA girl store as well as in the Etsy store. Stop by and take a look. If you have any questions - just give me a shout.  It's never too late to plan for the holidays.


  1. Thank you so much. They are a lot of fun to do.

  2. Hello - Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know you did! I just read several posts here - I used to make Egg Ornaments years ago - ;-} Enjoyed it - and I snitched the Potato/Kale Casserole recipe - Also, I just saw the Todd Zink ad below... Where Are YOU!!??? I met him last Spring - I'm in TO!!

    1. Hi Lynden,
      Glad you enjoyed the blog and hope you like that recipe! The Todd Zink ad, lol... probably had more to do with YOU, than our site, its just an ad that is generated randomly here, but it must have something to do with your viewership or something.. weird how the internet works huh?
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Absolutely beautiful and so creative! They are all awesome. I just love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! :)

    1. Thanks so much for visiting. They are incredibly fun to make!

  4. Hi Diane, These are so cute...
    Thanks so much for stopping by, for linking up and specially for letting us know about the button issue, I have taken care of it, and CraftySpices WWHop Button is back up. :)
    Have a great day!


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