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Fabergé-esque easter eggs - A glorious decorative egg

The talented jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé created 69 luxurious decorated eggs between 1885 and 1917. These artistic creations, now known as Fabergé eggs, are richly decorated with diamonds, gold and precious stones.

A lot of these eggs were made in order of tsars, which gifted them as an easter present to their wives. We believe that means there’s room for a new round of decadently decorated eggs — but this time of the hard-boiled variety and adorned with flowers. Follow our DIY instructions to make your own Fabergé easter eggs.

You will need

  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Egg paint
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Egg cup or silver/gold napkin ring
  • Your choice of small, sturdy flowers such as mimosa, waxflower, Astrantia major, Limonium

 

How to make it

Boil the egg till it’s hard enough, then leave to cool completely. Choose an attractive base colour, then place the egg in a bath of egg paint to achieve the shade, before leaving it to dry.

 

Once the egg is prepared, you can get started on the flowers. Cut them as small and as close to the bud as possible, then, once the egg is dried, use a glue gun to attach the delicate blooms. Vary the colour and shape to give the egg a decadent, bejewelled look, just like Peter Carl Fabergé would have done.

 

When you’re finished, place the egg on your table as a centrepiece, either in a vintage eggcup or on a nice silver or gold napkin ring.