My 19 year old niece and I have a tradition of decorating eggs for Easter. I am so pleased that we just finished our 8th year of decorating eggs together! This year we used the Ukrainian wax resist technique. Many years ago we used the same technique but we did not know what we were doing and we used a simplified technique. This year we took a class at a library and decided to try it at home with blue dyes. It was easy to order various blue dyes from The Ukrainian Gift Shop.
We started with blown-out eggs with 2 holes.
I Googled Ukrainian egg patterns and focused on eggs with only blue and white. I printed off some images and patterns. We mostly based our designs on those images and patterns. This technique is fun but takes a long time to complete. My niece made 3 eggs and I made 4 but hers are more detailed.
When we were done, I attached 1/8 inch white ribbon hangers by using a very long needle. Then I used a little bit of hot glue if the hole was large and I was afraid the ribbon would fall through.
Year 8 – Ukrainian
Year 7 – Punched Paper
Year 6 – Diorama
Year 5 – Marble
Year 4 – Ribbons
Year 3 – Quilling
Year 2 – Simplified Ukrainian
Year 1 – Paper Cut-out
It is fun playing with fire! But of course we had to be careful and never leave the flame unattended.
My niece made this beautiful egg based on an image.
I used a coloring book page to make this bunny and flower design.
My lines are not straight but I still think it is pretty.
My niece made this gorgeous egg.
On my new tree this year are some eggs from the past 2 years. It makes me feel peaceful and happy to look at it.