Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DIY Striped/Plaid Easter Eggs

This tutorial will explain how to decorate striped or plaid easter eggs.  These striped easter eggs are fun and just a step up from the usual dyed eggs.  As you can tell mine are not perfect but with practice I think I could do better.  I got the idea from Martha Stewart, she has tons of egg decorating ideas.

Materials Needed:
Water
Mug
Food Dye
Hard Boiled Eggs
Vinegar
Electrical or Duct tape

 1 the first step is to get your hard boiled eggs out and get the water ready.  I took hot water, added the food dye, added one capful of vinegar, and stirred.
 2 next use the tape to put a design on the egg.  I did duct tape the first time but electrical tape was much easier to maneuver.
3 place the egg into the mug and wait anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes depending on how dark you want the color to be.
 4 take the egg out and wait a few minutes for it to dry.  Then remove the tape and repeat steps 2 and 4 with different colors.
Now you can make your own striped eggs just in time for Easter!

5 comments:

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

How Clever! Thanks for sharing at {Homemade By You}

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a cool idea! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Jenny Melrose said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

AudreyN said...

What a cute idea! I found your thru Whimsy Wednesdays! http://breakitmakeitorbakeit.blogspot.com

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Wow, the duct tape was a genius idea!! I love the plaid. :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!