Three New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Published on NewsOK Published: March 20, 2013

The next idea for stylish Easter-eggs is Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs. Are your plates natural Terra-cotta? Do you summer in Taos? Do you purposely own only one cup, and it is a 50-year-old Mason jar? Then these Easter eggs are your jam. Get on them. All jokes aside, I actually really like the looks of these eggs, which are dyed with dyes made from vegetables. They're kind of sophisticated-looking. Of course, vegetable dyes are as old as the hills, but they went the way of the Dodo for a while when commercial food colorings became popular. They're seeing a resurgence, and you can find recipes for natural vegetable dyes on Better Homes and Gardens or on Networx.com.

Our last new old-fashioned way of making Easter eggs is DIY Dyed and Speckled Eggs. The process of making these understated glam eggs is to blow the egg innards out through a pin hole, then wash and dry the eggs. You'll then dye them blue, and once they have dried you'll put speckles on them with a gold Sharpie marker. This is obviously an involved project that takes a certain amount of precision. It's probably not the best project to do with children, although an older kid with good fine-motor control might be able to participate in the process. The eggs pictured were made by a handy (wo)man in Los Angeles (if you're reading this in syndicate, click through to the original article to see the photo; it's really cool).

Eggs have really come a long way, from shells that contain albumen and yolk, to a blog-worthy craft. Have you blogged about Easter eggs? Have you developed a brand new way of decorating them? I want to hear all about your egg crafts.

Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.

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