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So a strange thing happened a while back ago. I was having kind of this big ol’, ugh, day and I wrote a post being kind of a Negative Nancy, but kind of a happy Negative Nancy. Um, what? I felt good about where my life was going but I also felt a little pessimistic at the same time… Weird, right? But the thing of it is, I’ve always just sort of chatted about my life and what’s going on and I’ve never really been one to hide things. When things are great I’m all sorts of happy and I write happy words but life isn’t perfect, mine included.
There is most definitely this pressure for bloggers to try to look perfect all of the time. We should have perfect families and relationships and smiles with gorgeously white teeth all of the time because darn it, life is so perfect and we are just so darn happy. Bleh. That’s a bunch of hooey. And I’m so glad to see that more and more bloggers aren’t having that business anymore. I see where my contemporaries are admitting that they may not make it out of their pajama pants for an entire day and I’ve definitely been there. I’m not right now, which is surprising, but it is 8:19 p.m. and I did do some work outside of the house where neighbors could see and since I’m already kind of the new weird chick, I’m trying to, like, wear a bra and brush my hair and junk. For now. :)
I’ll be honest yet again… there have been at least a handful of posts where good ol’ Negative Nancy came out and that’s just kind of the way it is. But there was this one post, where I made a fabric Easter basket out of the CUTEST lemon fabric and that was the day that I was in a bit of a weird place. But the thing is, a lot of you guys totally got it. Sometimes things are hard. Sometimes the strangest things will trigger you, like freaking fabric. Sometimes life just flat out sucks. And sometimes it’s hard to be a good girl, put on a brave face and smile pretty.
But what I learned is that sometimes it’s nice to hear somebody else has got problems similar to your own. And, heck, if things are even worse for them, it sure makes your situation seem like peaches in cream by comparison, doesn’t it? :) So when people got in touch they said things like “sing it, sister” and “thanks for being real” and “good things are going to happen” that made me feel great. Thanks, guys. And also I got a lot of “those lemon eggs are SUPER CUTE.” And you know what? They are.
These lemon Easter eggs are ADORABLE and super easy to make. Like, maybe a bit too easy for a whole post, but, man, I’m feeling it. So, without further ado, this Positive Polly is just LOVING THESE EGGS and WANTS TO MAKE THEM ALREADY!
Raid the kitchen cabinets and let’s make some too cute Lemon Easter Eggs!
For this project you will need:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Yellow food coloring
- Glass jar and a metal whisk
- Black edible food marker
- Green paper
First things first, you’ll need to dye hard-boiled eggs yellow. Now, I get that isn’t yellow up there… it’s green. And it isn’t from this project, it’s from the Cascarones tutorial a few weeks back BUT the principal is the same… use a whisk to dye your eggs for even colors. I swear, guys, it is SO easy.
Got a minute? Here’s the best Easter egg dyeing hack EVER in video form!
Using a black edible food marker make dots and circles in a few patches on your eggs. These don’t need to be very large or in a very large area, they’re just a hint of contrast that looks similar to the pores on a real lemon!
Next, cut some lemon leaves out of green cardstock and attach them to the fatter round ends of the eggs using edible glue or royal icing.
There are 2 ways you can cut out your leaves. The first is to do like me and cut the leaves only out of this Lia Griffith Spring Garland Cricut Design Space File OR you can just freehand a leaf shape with scissors (this is the much faster option). Do a quick Google of lemons and you’ll see that their leaves look sort of round where they connect to the stem and go to a point at the end. It’s not a difficult shape to knock out the old fashioned way :)
As I learned, these leaves are not going to adhere well without being constantly held. But I’m not the constantly hold onto an egg until the glue dries kind of a gal. No worries if you aren’t, either. Place your leaf where you’d like it using edible glue or royal icing (these are both great options for edible eggs) and return your egg to the crate you got it from out of the refrigerator. Position the egg so that the leaf is pressed between where you want it on the egg and some part of the individual egg cup so that it will affix there permanently hands-free.
Oh, and just so you know, I also learned that cats are like totally into hardboiled eggs for some reason. You might have already figured this out by the cat that has been ALL UP IN THES TUTORIAL PICS. My Maybe has been all up in my Easter eggs whenever I have them out and I’ve even had her straight up tear up an entire dozen of cooling eggs just waiting to be dyed. Like, I went into my office, looked down at the floor and tried to figure out HOW IN HOLY HADES ONE DOZEN HARDBOILED EGGS EXPLODED ALL OVER THE FLOOR.
Short answer? They didn’t. My cat Maybe cannot be left alone with Easter eggs or she will JACK THEM UP. So if you have cats, maybe keep an eye on them in case this like a “felines everywhere destroy eggs” kind of a thing rather than a “my cat is nutso” kind of a thing. Which is true, too :)
After your adhesive dries, your eggs are ready to rock. Now isn’t that just the cutest little lemon? I agree, yes it is! :)