How to Color Easter Eggs: 10 Creative Ways

I have collected 10 different and fun ways to color your eggs for a fresh Spring table. Enjoy!

1. Foiled Eggs

Who knew the fabled golden egg could look so cool! Colorfully dyed eggs get a bit of bling from gold or copper foil, and while the look is luxe, the foil is surprisingly affordable. Also the copper is one the most popular trends  in decoration since last year.

How to Make Golden Easter EggsWhat you need:

  • Eggs, blown or hard-boiled
  • Food coloring
  • Transfer adhesive
  • 2 stencil brushes
  • Copper and/or gold leaf

For the instructions visit–>marthastewart

2. Metallic Easter Eggs

How to Make Metallic Easter EggsWhat you need:

  • Varying shades of gold leaf  (Tip: Imitation gold leaf is less expensive. You may want to consider using the imitation leaf while learning the technique).
  • Small paint brushes
  • Eggs
  • Gilding size adhesive
  • Gilder’s paintbrush

For the instructions visit–>marthastewart

3. If you are fun of shabby chic style this idea is absolutely for you! Use romantic napkins with flowers, especially red or pink roses.instructions how to color easter eggs rosesWhat you need:

  • napkins with different motives
  • one egg white
  • small brush

For the instructions visit–> Cooking with Zoki

4. Marbleized Easter Eggs

How to Make Marbleized Easter EggsWhat you need:

  • Egg blower, Aunt Marge’s 2-hole Egg Blower
  • 12 eggs
  • Several mixing bowls, shallow and deep
  • Measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring, including liquid brown food color
  • Spoon and fork
  • Olive oil
  • Paper towels

For the instructions visit–>marthastewart

5. Speckled decorated egg! They look almost as true as eggs found in a bird’s nest.

How to Make Speckled EggsWhat you need:

  • watered down sepai brown acrylic paint
  • old toothbrush

For the instructions visit–>yourcozyhome

6. Glitter Easter Eggs

Add a little sparkle to your Easter! 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.

How to Make glitter Eggsvia–>bhg

7. Leaf Print Eggs

Instead of opting for the classic egg-dyeing technique this Easter, turn a new leaf with this reverse-stenciling method.

DIY leaf decor easter eggsWhat you need:

  • Small flat leaves (we used fern, cilantro, dill, thyme, and mint leaves)
  • Hard-boiled white eggs
  • Nylon stockings, cut into 3-inch-long sections
  • Rubber bands
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Large glasses, one for each dye bath (be sure they’re wide enough to hold an egg)
  • Spoon

For the instructions visit–>spoonful

8. Aqua Ombre Egg

A minimalistic yet beautiful design created just through the dyeing process. Fully submerge the egg into the dye and lift out when you achieve the desired starting shade. Then lower the egg 2/3 into the liquid and hold until the egg color has darkened. Repeat again, but lower the egg 1/3 into the liquid to get the darkest shade at the bottom.

DIY ombre easter eggsvia–>williams-sonoma

9. DIY Chalk­board Easter Eggs

You don’t even need water­col­ors for this project.

DIY chalkboard creative easter eggsWhat you need:

  • Spoons
  • dye
  • a tray

For the instructions visit–>oleanderandpalm

10. Color Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes

how to color easter eggs with natural colorsFollow the recipes below to make the dyes, using individual stainless steel, glass, or enamel saucepans for each color. Combine the ingredients and boil each color mixture separately for 15 minutes before dyeing eggs. The vinegar acts as a fixative — without it, the dyes won’t stick to the eggs.

  •     Before dyeing, hard boil white eggs and let them cool.
  •     For uniform color, strain each dye mixture through cheesecloth or a fine strainer.
  •     For a mottled, tie-dyed or spotty effect, leave all the ingredients in the pans.
  •     Use crayons to make designs — circles, geometrics, your name — on the egg; the crayoned part will not take up any dye. White crayons work especially well.
  •     The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the deeper the color.

Jade Green
Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Faint Green-Yellow
Peel the skin from 6 yellow apples. Simmer in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer 4 oz. chopped fennel tops in 1-1/2 cups of water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Blue
1 pound frozen blueberries, crushed
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups water
Substitute: red cabbage leaves, coarsely chopped, create lavender

Orange
Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Red
2 cups beets, grated
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups water
Substitute: strong Red Zinger tea, or chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

Faint Red-Orange
Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Yellow
Rich yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Mustard-yellow: Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Various shades: Steep 4 bags of chamomile or green tea in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes.
Pale yellow: Chop 4 oz. goldenrod and simmer in 2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Faint yellow: Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.
Yellow to Gold: 3 large handfuls of yellow/brown onion skins, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 3 cups water.

Brown-Gold
Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown
Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

Pink
Faint pink: Chop 4 oz. amaranth flowers and simmer in 2 cups water; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer the skins from 6 avocados in 1-1/2 cup water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Mix 1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Dark pink: Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets.

Lavender
Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

via: bhg, motherearthnews

Happy Easter!

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