Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fun Easter Egg Dying Ideas

I found these egg ideas on a better homes and gardens website and I just had to try them. Feel free to post any comments or concerns in a comment or email me at
•Easy Taped Easter Eggs

Create a collage of showstopping patterns by cutting out small pieces of washi tape. Press the tape onto the eggs, making sure to remove any air bubbles, in geometric patterns before dipping into dye. Remove a few of the tape pieces before dying the eggs a second time. The result? Ombre eggs as pretty as a painting.

•String-Wrapped Easter Eggs

Tie eggs tightly with string, then plunge into colorful dye baths. Let them dry before removing the string to reveal white lines. To make stripes that are a lighter shade of your desired color, dye eggs first, then add the string and dye again.

•Chirping Chick Easter Eggs

These so-cute (and so-creative) Easter egg chicks are surprisingly easy to make. Dye white eggs canary yellow, let dry, and glue a quill feather to the top. Cut out a beak from orange paper and glue it on. Use a marker to make two dots for eyes, and place your feathered friend in a piece of cracked eggshell set in a nest of raffia.

•Fabric-Dyed Easter Eggs

Wrapping an Easter egg in textured fabric before dyeing makes an intricate pattern that looks like hand-painting. To create this look, use fabrics such as lace, cheesecloth, or netting. Wrap a square of your chosen fabric tightly around the egg, twist to close, and secure with a rubber band. Dunk the egg in food-safe dye, using the fabric tail as a handle.

Easter Egg Tip: For best results, use a new piece of cheesecloth for each egg. Other fabrics can be used multiple times.

•Glitter Easter Eggs

Add a little sparkle to your holiday with this simple way of decorating Easter eggs! To make this easy Easter egg idea, simply mix glue with glitter that matches your dyed egg and paint on with a small paintbrush. The glue will dry clear, leaving just the glitter visible.

•Band Egg Design

Decorating Easter eggs has never been easier. Create a bold look with graphic stripes on dyed eggs with rubber bands. Wrap eggs with wide rubber bands (the ones often found on broccoli at the supermarket) before dunking them in dye. Wash rubber bands well between uses to avoid transferring dye.

•No-Fuss Painted Eggs

Anyone can easily re-create this egg design with a bit of paint and a few different brushes. Once your dyed eggs have dried completely, dip a thin-tip paintbrush in one color of paint and add a few dots. Let dry for a few minutes, then rinse your brush to add a different color of paint. Play around with brush size and paint color to create a stylish egg design.

•Pretty Ribbon Easter Eggs

After dyeing Easter eggs, give them a quick and stylish band. Cut a 1/2-inch-wide strip of patterned paper long enough to wrap around the middle of the egg. Use a border punch on the strip edges for a fun design, and adhere the ends using white glue. Attach an adhesive paper flower to the band for an extra dose of spring charm.
Creative Ways to Dye Easter Eggs. (n.d.). Retrieved April 2, 2015, from

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