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Easter Egg Decorating
The Easter Egg Decorating Resource!
As everyone knows, Easter is all about eggs. Whether that be Chocolate and candy eggs, polished wooden eggs or highly decorated and incredible detailed ornaments.
Decorated, hand painted easter eggs, dyed and adorned, covered in glitter or part of a larger easter home decorating scheme, creating your own decorative easter eggs, for yourself, or to give as a gift is fun and rewarding.
Egg Dyeing - Recipe & Instructions - Use readily available and simple ingredients to make fantastic colored eggs!
Kitchen Cupboard Egg Dyeing
You don't need to buy an egg coloring, decorating or dye kit, simply open the cupboard and you'll probably find all you need.
10 Drops of Food Coloring
1 Teaspoon of white vinegar
Mix the ingredients in a cup or glass large enough for an egg to be submerged into it, so generally speaking only fill the cup half full.
Leave the egg in the dye mixture for several minutes, then remove the egg with a spoon and place in a plastic egg carton, egg cup or similar to dry.
Use wax, crayons or even a white candle to reduce or even completely stop the dye marking the egg, if you do this on top of one colour you can build up some lovely patterns and effects, just remember to start with a lighter color and work up to darker colors.
Natural Dyes to color eggs
By using vegetables, spices and other store cupboard items you can create all sorts of magical colors and effects, below is a list of possible dye sources, feel free to experiment and add your own to the comments below, remember though to only use things that are edible if you are going to use it on boiled eggs for eating!
Simply add your eggs (white works best) to a pan of cold water, along with a teaspoon or two of vinegar, and the dyeing ingredients of your choice (why not experiment with various combinations?) and boil for fifteen minutes, then remove the eggs and leave to dry.
Onion skins = oranges and yellows
Red cabbage = blues
Beetroot = browns and purples
Spinach = pale green
Carrots = yellow
Blueberries = rich dark blue
Raspberries = light pink
Blackberries = plum
Coffee = chocolate brown
Black tea = Red tan
Cinnamon = pale teak
Paprika = orange
Turmeric bright orange
Are you just exploring this fascinating annual tradition or do you have many years of practive, prehaps even with some experience of one of the Slavic traditions?
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Eggs as Decoration or to Eat?
What sort of Egg Decorating do you prefer? Those that are arranged beautifully as Easter Decor, or Eggs you can enjoy looking at and brighten up your fridge but are just as great to eat?
Which kind of egg decorating do you like?
How to blow an egg
I've never used a drill personally, but you would get a really neat hole, so if you have one to hand why not?