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Cool Whip Easter Eggs/ Marbled Eggs
marbled eggs

Forget messing with the store-bought kits—these eggs are the coolest. For best results, soak your eggs in vinegar for a minimum of 2 minutes so the color really clings to the egg shell. We prefer liquid food coloring to gel or powdered food coloring as it's easier to swirl in the cool whip. The best part is, this method uses all edible ingredients, so you can eat the eggs when you're done displaying them! We'd suggest turning them into these ridiculously delicious everything deviled eggs.


12 hard boiled eggs
White vinegar
3 c. whipped topping
Food coloring


1. Place eggs in a large bowl and cover with white vinegar. Soak for 2 minutes, drain and dry the eggs thoroughly.


2. On a large plate or small baking sheet, spread your whipped topping in an even layer about 1/2” deep. Drop food color in single drops about an inch apart, in as many colors as you choose.

3. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors to a marbled effect.

4. Roll eggs in whipped cream and let sit 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Remove from whipped cream (you may want to use latex gloves to avoid staining hands) and rinse until no whipped topping remains. Let dry completely on a paper towel and display.
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Presidents' Day is past but this is too funny.

presidents day
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Could see this made into Easter Egg Tree decorations.

this is what you get

Looking Glass Eggs

What you’ll need

Plastic Easter Eggs

Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Spray Paint


Empty Egg Carton
plastic eggs

Easy Looking Glass Easter Eggs Tutorial

With a pair of household scissors, cut the little plastic strip that holds the two halves of the plastic eggs together. Cut as close as you can to the egg.

Use an empty egg carton to lay the egg halves on for painting.

before spraying

looking glass eggs

Spray lightly with a thin coat of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. This paint dries very quickly. In five minutes or so, look for any spots that did not get covered, move the eggs around so you can spray that area more easily and give it a quick light spray. I sprayed each area just once, and very lightly.

looking glass eggs2

Note: Don’t put on several coats unless you don’t want the color to show through. Too many coats or heavy coats will turn the eggs silver and mirror like. You can see on my finished eggs that the coverage is not exactly even, but I think that is what makes them more interesting.

You can add decorative ribbon or just leave them as they are like I did. All that is left to do now is to decide how to display them! Easy!

plastic eggs
end product
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yip yip

Pattern is free for both crochet or knit as a pdf.
hmmm knitting loom ? I know how to use one of those.
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Having a cat or two would make this interesting.
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There are some that find this disrespectful. I quite like it like this with the star on top.
It's not much different than a normal foyer potted tree done up with lights, which I've seen too even out of holiday season. Admit I like the normal point to the ceiling style too.
Would not do this with a real cut tree though. It would be difficult/impossible to keep it adequately watered. Dry trees = fire hazard.
*grins* As a comment mentioned, if you painted it orange it could be used for Easter as a holiday carrot.

Now they do sell some that are meant to be hung upside down from the ceiling, even some to be done from a corner of the ceiling. Again a hook suitable for hanging a parrot cage would be great and you could put the star hanging from the tip over a manger scene. oh oh and dangling angels. *grins*

Christmas tree - upside down
Upside down Christmas tree at @ClaridgesHotel from @KarlLagerfeld unveiled
10:04 AM - Nov 22, 2017
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The Story:

Why Every Christmas Tree Needs a Spider:

A long time ago in Germany, a mother was busily cleaning for Christmas. The spiders fled to the attic to escape her broom. When the house became quiet the spiders slowly crept downstairs for a peek.

Oh what a beautiful Christmas tree they saw!

In their excitement they scurried up the trunk and out along each branch. They were filled with happiness as they climbed all over the glittering tree. As they climbed, the tree became completely shrouded in their dusty grey spider webs.

When St. Nicholas came with the gifts for the children and saw the tree covered with spider webs, he smiled because saw how happy the spiders were, but he knew how heartbroken the mother would be if she saw the tree covered with the dusty webs.

So he turned the webs to silver and gold. The tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before.
That's why we have tinsel on our tree and every tree should have a Christmas spider in its branches!

~Author Unknown (and the story varies - sometimes Santa Claus is the leading man)

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easter tree

Easter tree in Germany. 10,000 eggs...WOW!

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Do I need to say anything about how they put the creme inside the eggs?
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Mr Meep provided this prompt. Now was it intentional?

Title: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 252

Mounting the Christmas Tree Sydney ran the excuse over in his mind, ‘All those tempting baubles and strips of tinsel, he couldn't help himself...’ that’s what Ceddie had said last night after seeing him staring at the tree.

“SYD! Get down now!”

For a moment Sydney paused, His Ceddie, such a killjoy. But... ‘A cat’s gotta do, what a cat’s gotta do.’

“I have the spray bottle IN MY HAND,” Cedric spoke each word slowly and carefully. “And the tree LIKES being misted.”

Drawing in a deep breath of the tree’s scent, his mouth opened to fully savor it, then he navigated towards the outer edge of the branch he was on. Mentally there was an ‘oops’, as the branch slightly gave under him and more seriously the world tilted.

“Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!”, “AGAIN!?”

Landing lightly on his feet well clear of the mess of the fallen tree and giving a brush of the tongue to any stray hairs that might have become out of place, Sydney thought, ‘All those tempting baubles and strips of tinsel, he really couldn't help himself... and a cat’s gotta do, what a cat’s gotta do.’

“That. Is. It. You’re sleeping on the sofa bed in the guest room and I’m taking all but one blanket away. That is quite good enough for a familiar in cat clothing.”

Sydney grinned. He knew how to open the door, which left the tree defenseless, and His Ceddie would miss him in his bed. It wasn’t just Sydney who purred after all.
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hot glue gun
plastic easter eggs
brown spray paint - do several light coats and let dry before gluing the two halve back together.
pine cone bracts - glue, arrange in a couple-three rows
stick - glue to end of acorn
sisal twine - wind around acorn to cover the ends of the bracts and the stick and form cap.

Could see this done in gold, white or silver and powder the 'eggs' in clear glitter while still wet.

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Twórczo z Dzieckiem's album. FB


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