Saturday, April 4, 2009

How To: Dye Lacey Eggs


This Easter, take hard-boiled eggs to new heights by embellishing them with lacy patterns. We will be trying this easy, unique technique this weekend and I will be sure to post pictures of the finished decorated eggs next week. Do you have a special way that you like to dye eggs? If so, I would love to hear about it.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Eggs
Standard egg dye
Rubber bands or Twistie Ties
Inexpensive lace trimmings or scraps from a worn tablecloth or curtains
Scissors
Foam board fitted with flathead pins

How to lace your egg:

1. Cut lace into strips long enough to wrap around eggs and still have extra to form a sash for holding.
2. Wrap eggs, securing lace with rubber bands or twistie ties.
3. Dye eggs according to dye package instructions.
4. Lift egg out of dye, cut off rubber bands or twistie ties, and unwrap lace.
5. Let dry on foam board fitted with flathead pins (I love this idea!).

(taken from Martha Stewart)

Eggstra Specially Yours,


3 comments:

quilly said...

This is lovely. Too ambitious for lazy ol' me, but lovely.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

LOVE the flathead pin idea! Let us know how it works. We won't dye them until next weekend ;0)

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

How cool is that? I haven't dyed eggs since I was a kid...and we never did lacy eggs. Lovely, thank you for sharing!

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