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Egg Ornaments

IMG_2869I haven’t posted in a while.  Life with four kids can really tie you up for some reason :),  especially this time of year. Christmas is a busy and blessed time of year preparing our hearts and celebrating the birth of our savior.   It’s a tough balance in our society and is easy to get wrapped up in other things. ((PRESENTS!! ))  Gift giving can become the focus of Christmas instead of thanking God for the gift of His Son.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Giving gifts does not have to take away from the true meaning of Christmas. If we focus on the wonderful gift of salvation the Lord has given us, giving to others is a natural expression of that gratitude and love. The key is to keep our focus on the ultimate gift, Jesus.  This year we decided to make some gifts for our family to show our love using our very own chicken eggs.  Here is how some of them turned out.

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I really Like the diorama ones.  It was surprisingly easy to make.

Here is a quick tutorial.

First drill a hole in the side of the egg using a small dremel bit, embroidery scissors or other tool.  Then carefully chip the shell away to about a 1 inch opening. I found embroidery or or cuticle scissors work very well for this.  Dump the egg out saving it for later and rinse the shell.IMG_2826I then paint a few layers of clear fingernail polish, mod podge, or glue around the open area of the shell to strengthen prevent cracking.  When this is dry I then take the embroidery scissors and cut a bigger opening.  IMG_2825IMG_2827It doesn’t have to be perfect.  You can add ribbon or pipe cleaners around the opening to give it a nice finished look when your done with the inside. I then microwave the egg for a few minutes to further strengthen the shell and sanitize.  You can then take craft paint and paint the inside and out if you wish. Then decorate the inside.  You then make a base for your diorama. We used cotton stuffing for the tree and a bit of styrofoam and wood shavings for the manger scene. For the tree we just took some pipe cleaner and  twisted it in a circle to make the tree, IMG_2882and for the manger we used tooth picks and a bead wrapped in paper for baby Jesus. IMG_2883Hot glue everything into place and use a bead end and some string  to hang it. IMG_2886 The other ornaments were just blown out eggs that we put stickers on and a layer of mod podge. Rub-ons would work better than stickers, I just couldn’t find any. IMG_2885Simple, yet pretty.

 

Here is a few my 7-year-old daughter madeIMG_2884MERRY CHRISTMAS!

LOVE- Theresa

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

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