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Easter is Sunday, March 31st. This gives you plenty of time to get the supplies you need to craft for the Holiday.

Here in the Crafts Department, we love using unique eggs from different animals and have found wonderful sources over the years. Typically we dye with grocery store eggs, but sometimes a project comes along that requires something a bit more unusual and special. Today we're excited to share with you some of our favorite sources for unique eggs.

Have you had a chance to see the amazing eggs that grace our April cover? They're actually a mix of chicken, duck and quail eggs.

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Properly blowing out your eggs can be a bit of a process, but the vendors below sell them blown out and thoroughly cleaned (you'd never know there was every any yolk in them!).

Naked Eggs

Gail of Naked Eggs Etsy shop offers an incredibly varied inventory of blown eggs: goose eggs, turkey eggs, duck eggs, chicken eggs, the list goes on. They're spotted, speckled or in beautiful shades of brown, white and blue. We love this shop because you can buy assortments like the "Teacher's Variety" below - how cute is that baby bob white quail egg?

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Smile Mercantile

Valerie of Smile Mercantile is a great source for quail eggs. She offers a variety of quail eggs, some of which she has dyed pretty colors. She sent us the most beautiful package of eggs for our April story! See below - the wrapping was so impressive and thoughtful.

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Beverly's Goose Hatchery

We have been working with Beverly of Beverly's Goose Hatchery for several years. She's our go-to source for blown duck eggs, which are larger in size and can be difficult to find. She also sells Goose eggs, Emu eggs, Rhea eggs and Ostrich eggs. For those of you with high ambitions this Easter, she even sells them in grouping of 90 eggs! Kevin used several of these larger duck eggs for one of his baskets in the most recent April issue of Living.

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A big thank you to our wonderful egg vendors! Click here for more egg inspiration.

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