Spring has sprung and Easter egg season is here! Gone are the days of simply dropping tablets into water and vinegar and plastic-wrapping your eggs. Though there’s nothing wrong with the classic method, the sky is really the limit when it comes to egg decorating, and DIYing a dozen has never been easier or more beautiful. We’ve rounded up fifty of the best DIY egg-dyeing and decorating projects to inspire you!
Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn’t used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it’s so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.
I usually switch out our throw pillows every Spring and Fall, but I’m seriously considering switching them out every holiday starting with Valentine’s Day! This pillow project is perfect to help you give your couch or bed a little love!
I’m ready to make all the pillows. A series of pale pinks would look stunning! Get the how-to over on The Sewing Rabbit!
After experimenting with dye for this rope leash project, I’ve been on a big fabric dyeing kick. While psychedelic tie dye isn’t quite my bag, I think this more subdued indigo version is something I could really get behind!
Check out the tutorial on Green Wedding Shoes and let me know how you would use this fabric! A tablecloth? An easy tied quilt? Curtains? Share your ideas below!
This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake — and so is your laptop!
I’m filing this project under the “so cool, but so complicated” folder. Obviously, dying your Macbook involves some level of warranty-busting risk, not to mention some technical know-how. (You’re not going to see me completely disassembling mine any time soon.) But if you’ve got the guts and the skills, I say go for it! Continue Reading
I learned a long time ago how to dye fabric using fruits and vegetables (thanks to my mom and her degree in “3D textiles”: she would dye all her own materials and make sculptures from resin-saturated fabrics… I know, right!?). Alas, the wisdom she bestowed upon me escaped my “vault of knowledge” along with a great many other things over the years. Fortunately, the Internet exists. And extra fortunately, someone decided to show us all how it’s done! Continue Reading
What’s better than sending a handmade card for the holidays?
Sending a handmade card with ink you made yourself, of course.
From Katherine Sharpe at Readymade: “Britt Browne’s materials are just as essential to her art as her designs. She makes her own ink using homegrown plants, then prints on handmade paper. Here, Britt shares the secret to making greeting-card-ready paper or fabric using the season’s most ubiquitous berry. Learn more about Britt and her work at The Paper Moon Project, and if you’re not in the mood to make your own cranberry dye, you can shop her limited-edition cranberry dyed cards at Soolip.” Continue Reading