The 50 Best Ways to Dye and Decorate Easter Eggs

50 Ways to Dye and Decorate Easter Eggs

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!

 

Black and white line drawn eggs
Alice + Lois

1. Mudcloth Eggs: These eggs are modern, minimal, and so stunning.  Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

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.   

 

10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

1. Dip dye some pots for your succulents using this simple tutorial. [Photo: ISpyDIY]

2. Wood is another material that will absorb dye… make a set of contemporary candlesticks using these directions. Continue Reading

How To: Make A Dip-Dyed Tassel Valentine’s Pillow

Photo: The Sewing Rabbit

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!

Bohemian Tassel Pillow by [The Sewing Rabbit] Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own DIY Indigo Dyed Fabric

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! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it — what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you’re at it! There’s also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I didn’t even know was necessary! Continue Reading

How to: Dye Clear Glass ANY Color (A New Technique)

How to dye clear glass any color

 

 

Update: We've tested two new techniques for dyeing glass jars. Check them out here!

Remember the Mod Podge + food coloring technique for painting clear glass? That was cool and all, but I spotted another method using Vitrail glass paint and acetone (nail polish remover) that allows the bottles and jars to be used as actual vases, as the finish is waterproof! This treatment provides for more depth of color as well.

 

 

Head on over to our updated post to get more details!  Continue Reading

How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

created at: 02/28/2012

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

How To: Make Natural Dyes from Common Food Items!

created at: 09/06/2011

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

Holiday How-To: Cranberry Dye for Holiday Cards.

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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.”

If you’re ambitious enough to create your own paper, check out this set on Flickr. Continue Reading