What sounds better: Soaking in a hot, bubbly bath? Or eating chocolate out of a plastic egg that used to be sitting in your backyard? Yeah, we thought so. These Easter eggs definitely have the better treat inside – DIY homemade bath bombs! Bath bombs are easy enough to pick up at the mall, but are much more affordable to make at home. Plus these Easter egg bath bombs come with a little surprise chick inside. Continue Reading
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!
The softer colors of these naturally dyed easter eggs is simple, pastel and …well, natural. They don’t have the intensity of the store bought, pop-in tablets but the smell of white vinegar is sure to awaken the olfactory senses that will transport you to Easters past. The colors can be created by using basic
kitchen ingredients such as beet juice, blueberries, curry powder, paprika, grape juice, daffodil heads, black tea and probably coffee for deep chocolate brown. Continue Reading
Rosina makes grass-filled eggs every Easter with her children. This year she shares the how-to with us. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- an egg carton
- potting soil
- grass or wheat seeds
Follow this link to Rosy-Posy to see how it all goes together, including invaluable tips Rosina has learned over the years.
Hey Kool-Aid, check out these Easter Eggs! Pam figured since people are able to dye yarn with Kool-Aid (and human hair, btw), she should be able to dye Easter Eggs with it. The technique took some experimentation, but Pam was able to create some beautiful eggs. She shares her trial, tribulation and tips at this post on Gingerbread Snowflakes.
Did you know you can use silk–in this case silk ties–to dye Easter eggs? And that the result is gorgeous? Each is one of a kind and because there’s virtually no-mess, there’s no excuse to give them a try.
To make them, you’ll need:
- silk ties
- white rags, like from an old T or sheet
- rubber bands
- household vinegar
Skip the kit and make your own colorful Easter eggs with this super simple recipe from smallhomestead.com.
All you need:
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 10 to 20 drops of food coloring
All you do:
Combine the ingredients in a cup, and dip the eggs into the dye until they color to the desired hue. Let them dry completely.
To tart them up:
Go to Small Homestead for more clever and simple ideas on how to spice up your Easter eggs. Continue Reading