Here’s a simple DIY project that’s a unique way to decorate and dye eggs for the Easter holiday. Martha Stewart was my inspiration for this project and surprisingly enough, my results were quite similar to hers! Click on this link for the instructions and video of her tutorial: Martha Stewart’s Botanical Eggs
Here’s my “how to”
- Fresh Eggs ♥
- Leaves of herbs, ferns, etc.
- Egg white
- Small paintbrush
- Pantyhose (one leg cut into 5″ sections)
- Food coloring
- White vinegar
- Rubber bands
- Vegetable oil
Hard boil the eggs using your preferred method and allow the eggs to return to room temperature.
Using a small paintbrush, coat the underside of the leaves with egg white (this is your “glue”). Wrap the pantyhose section around the egg and secure with a rubber band.
Mix 1/2 cup water with 1 teaspoon food coloring and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Submerge the prepared egg into the dye until the desired color shade is achieved. Pat the egg dry with paper towels and carefully remove the leaf.
When the egg has completely dried, you can polish it with a little vegetable oil for an added sheen.
What’s your favorite way to dye eggs for the season? Have you ever experimented with natural dyes (onion skins, beets, spices, etc.)? Leave a comment below or share photos of your Easter Eggs and your backyard flock’s naturally colorful eggs on our Community’s Facebook page.