I asked for non-hatching eggs. For to make the beautiful with! Solsken Farms and Hinkjc sent me beautiful blue eggs. Solsken also sent me some marans eggs. I washed the eggs. Blew the eggs. Washed the eggs again. I heat dried them so there wouldn't be any stinky egg smell over time. I used long skewers and a piece of styrofoam to hold them. I decorated them then coated them in glossy mod podge to protect them. Some eggs I left plain as they are beautiful as they are naturally. I used inexpensive bead and jewerly making supplies to cover the puncture holes. I added pretty cords and ribbons to finish them off. Here they are - my 2009 Christmas ornaments for my tree. I add new hand made ornaments every year. I really like these. For easter we did similar. We decorated goose eggs. Here they are in a nice glass vase to be protected from little fingers and viewed all year long. To give you an idea of size - the vase is about 11 inches tall. Repeat after me - I can make prettier decorations than I can buy. Yes, you can! I will have beautiful ornaments to hang on my tree. I will not be lazy. Chop. Chop. You are burning daylight! I will take 10 minutes out of my day to do a crafty productive step in decorating and preserving eggs so I don't have to do it all on December 22. Come on. You have 5 minutes to poke a hole and blow an egg. You have 10 minutes to decorate one. You have 3 minutes to coat one in mod podge. One step at a time. Yayyy me! I double dog dare you to decorate your eggs and make beautiful ornaments for your tree and post them here for me to see!