PRESSED FLOWER EGGS
Instead of painting eggs for Easter, I decoupage them with pressed flowers and feathers. Violets, ferns, and little buttercups press well and keep their vibrant colors over time. Use white and brown shells for added variety when blowing out natural eggs. Wooden eggs may be painted then applied with pressed flowers (this is a nice way to keep your creations longer, but I like the look and feel of real egg shells). Store them in regular egg cartons for next Easter's decorations.
Decoupage is an art form originating from Italy during the 18th century. It translates very well to Easter egg decorating and makes a beautiful finish for fresh egg shells.
Blowing Out the Eggs
Decoupaging the Eggs
Instead of using Plastic Easter Grass, try growing Living Grass for a natural centerpiece to accompany decorated eggs. I recommend using Annual Rye, available at farm and garden centers, because it germinates quickly. Plant the seeds in damp potting soil, and keep it moist. In just ten days the grass will grow several inches. Add a chocolate bunny to complete the centerpiece and just give the grass a haircut when needed.