I got this idea from Miss Prissy and her thread and was so excited to try it: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=160244 My egg production is WAY down (molters and broodies and youngsters...oh my!), so I was lucky to scrounge enough eggs to give this a go. There's definitely a learning curve, but I'm getting there. Here are some of the egg ornaments I made to give as gifts (and a few to keep): Close-up view of a non-Christmasy one... I'm going to start collecting shells this spring. I have three young EEs that I hope will give me pretty green or blue shells too. I do like having a variety of sizes too...bantam to large.