1 Arrange the flowers on one half of a folded piece of paper, making sure they don’t overlap. Take care in placing the way the stems, leaves and petals lay. Once you’re happy with how they’re sitting, carefully place the paper inside of an old book (one that’s not too precious) and close the book. To speed up the process, try stacking heavier book on top. Leave your books somewhere safe and come back a few days later to check on them. You want them nicely flattened but not so dry that they’re overly delicate for painting onto your eggs.
2 Next, it’s time to paint your eggs. Naturally, white duck eggs provide a neutral backdrop, but if you can only get your hands on browns hen’s eggs, you can paint them. We found using up old sample paint pots left laying around in the garden shed, is particularly satisfying. Once your first coat paint is on, leave them to dry and reapply a second coat shortly after.
3 Once the second round of paint has dried, dip your paintbrush into the glue and finely coat the underside of the chosen pressed flower. Carefully lift this off the paper (using a pair of tweezers if you have them) and place onto the egg. Then delicately press the paintbrush over the flower to ensure it’s well stuck.
4 Repeat this for each egg and allow to dry before adding it to your Easter table place setting.