Our Easter Tradition: Pottery Eggs

March 28, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

One of our favorite Easter traditions is going to our local pottery shop and painting Easter eggs with my mom. We started when Izzie was just two months old, at the suggestion of my cousin who has carried on this tradition with her girls. The hope is that we will have a pottery egg for each year of the girl’s life and can give them to the girls as a keepsake when they move out of the house. Until then, we proudly display them each Easter.

If you need some more Easter craft idea be sure to check out my Easter/Spring mantle,  5 Minutes or Less: Five Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas, and DIY Easter Eggs from The Creekline House.

Pottery Egg Tradition - OPC The Better Half

The first two years, Mom and I were not on top of our game and waited too late – the eggs were either sold out (and we had to wait for more to come into stock) or the eggs were not glazed in time for Easter. Now that we are pottery pros, we make sure to go buy and paint the eggs at least a month before Easter.

I love our local pottery shop – The Pottery Stop! They are super sweet and helpful, plus they have a great assortment of pottery. I have also gone on a couple of Thursday nights for Girl’s Night – pottery is 20% and you can bring your own wine and munchies! It’s pretty fabulous!

The Pottery Stop - OPC The Better Half

pottery - OPC The Better Half

This year, mom went ahead of time to buy the eggs while they were in stock because we were paranoid they would sell out before we went. Two weeks ago, Mom and I went with the girls with eggs in hand.

Izzie was sooooo excited to paint and remembered previous years, making it a special time for all of us.

Izzie painting eggs - OPC The Better Half

Lucy on the other hand….she is a girl who does not like to get messy. In past years, we used her fingers to make finger prints and she HATED it, crying the whole time. lol. This year was nice because she is old enough to paint with a paint brush.

Lucy painting eggs - OPC The Better Half

Once they finished painting (a whole ten minutes later), I wrote their names and the year on the bottom of the eggs. Then I turned them in to be glazed and fired.

Paint an egg every year - OPC The Better Half

I was able to pick them up one week later, but didn’t get around to it until yesterday! haha At least we can enjoy them a few days before Easter!

The two newest additions to our egg collection:

Izzie and Lucy's 2013 Eggs - OPC The Better Half

Here are Izzie’s eggs, in order of oldest (left) to most recent (right). You will notice the egg on the left is a little larger. The Pottery Stop ordered slightly different eggs this year. The newer eggs are a little more stable and don’t roll as much when painting or displaying them.

Izzie's Easter Eggs - OPC The Better Half

Here are Lucy’s eggs, again in order of oldest to most recent.

Lucy's Easter Eggs - OPC The Better Half

We have really enjoyed this tradition of painting pottery eggs each year and the girls love the extra time with Nana! I hope the girls cherish the eggs when they get older as much as I do.

Pottery Easter Eggs - OPC The Better Half

What do you think? What are your Easter traditions?

Thanks so much for following along on painting pottery Easter egg tradition!

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14 Responses
  1. Megan says:

    Great idea, Jocie! Way to think ahead and get the eggs in advance. The girls look like they had a fun time.

    • Jocie says:

      Thanks Megan – we did have a good time, although brief! hahaha fortunately, the pottery shop is right next to Qdoba so we followed up the painting with lunch!

  2. Love this idea! So funny to see the different personalities come out even while doing a craft project, isn’t it? I”m sure they’ll both treasure the eggs and the memories. 🙂

  3. What a great tradition … they’ll love having those eggs when they get older

  4. What a great tradition! When my brother and I were younger, we always went over to Nana’s house about a month before Christmas and made presents for my parents. They were different every year (tie dyed a scarf, colored on a blank white puzzle, painted pottery, etc.) but it was something homemade each year. We loved it, and I’m sure Nana did too. 🙂

  5. Amy says:

    ok, i LOVE this! what a FANTASTIC idea!!!

  6. Jacque says:

    What a great tradition, you have very lucky little girls thats for sure!

  7. poiboybf says:

    What a great tradition. We still have an Easter egg hunt in my family, and it is serious. It takes about 3 hrs to find them all, and the people who hide the eggs mark a map with PRECISE locations due to the one year when we forgot an egg for a month. That was when we learned just how bad rotten egg dog vomit smells.

  8. Gwen says:

    How Fun! What a great family tradition!

    We eat a lot of chocolate. That’s ours..hehe…

  9. Winnie says:

    As we don’t celebrate Easter (we celebrate Passover) this is all very fascinating to me – paining eggs. Really beautiful and unique. Yes for me it’s very unique. I thinkg I might try it one day just for the fun of it.
    Have a great holiday!

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