As I mentioned in my last blog, dying Easter eggs is one my favorite pastimes. Recently, I started bringing this tradition back with my friends and family. If you’re dying eggs this year and are looking for something different from the typical dye kit, give these two fun Easter egg DIYS a try.
What’s great about both of these designs is you can likely find the materials needed around the house.
First, we have the marble nail polish eggs. Here’s what you’ll need.
A few different shades of nail polish
Tupperware filled with room temperature water. This is important because if the water is too cold the nail polish will sink to the bottom. You want the nail polish to sit at the top for your egg.
And of course, eggs!
Now, that you have your supplies here’s how you make these fun eggs.
Drop lots of nail polish into the water. You can use a toothpick to swirl the colors a bit.
Then hold the egg in between your fingers to dunk and roll around in the water to cover your canvas.
Pull out and let dry.
It’s so easy and you really can’t go wrong with your design.
Next up, we have the silk tie egg.
This design is less hands-on but a lot of fun because you never know how the print from the tie will transfer onto the egg. Sometimes the ugliest tie makes the prettiest egg!
You’ll need 100% silk ties or blouses
An old white pillowcase
String or rubber bands
Water and vinegar
First, cut up silk ties and pillow cases
Wrap them around the eggs. Silk tie first with the print side making contact with the egg then the pillowcase.
Once, all of your eggs are wrapped place them in a pot and cover them with water. Then add ¼ cup of vinegar and bring everything to a boil.
Remove from heat and let cool in a colander for 20 minutes.
Unwrap and display
Have you dyed your Easter eggs yet? What are your favorite ways to dye?
Thanks for reading!