Before we know it, Easter will be upon us… which means that it’s high time to get some Easter eggs in a basket! (Or in this case, a white tray). Today we’re sharing a quick and easy way to decorate eggs using spray paint and few adhesive stickers. Click through to check out the full tutorial.
Spray paint in a couple of colors
Adhesive alphabet stickers with symbols
Room temperature white eggs
Begin by laying an egg out on a paper towel and spray painting the top surface. Continue Reading
The internet is teeming with hacks and tricks, and as we all know, a lot of them just aren't true. It's the nature of the beast. The same freedom that allows anyone to have a voice on the web also means people just get on the internet and tell lies (it's true, Buster)! I saw this trick a while back for how to pre-scramble eggs before you cook them and I was mildly skeptical. Continue Reading
Eggs are inherently feminine, right? They are a direct manifestation of a female creature walking around, just doing her female thing. Easter, back in its day, was pretty feminine too. Originally a celebration of the spring equinox, it's a day that used to be set aside in reverence of the Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, Ishtar. You know what else is pretty womanly? Me! The author of this post! With all of these elements combined (plus a dash of energy from the influx of female empowerment that I'm feeling everywhere around me), I decided to decorate my Easter eggs in pink and symbols of power. 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!
Last night I concocted this dish, well I thought I did, till a fellow instagrammer pointed out that in the North Africa it’s affectionately known as Shakshuka and is an Israeli staple… go figure!
My own personal recipe has the addition of a bell pepper, for a true classic you can omit it and top with crumbed Feta.
4 large ripe tomatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/4 tsp dried red chilli 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 2 red or yellow bell peppers 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 4 eggs salt pepper chopped fresh Italian parsley, to garnish
Step 1: Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes, peel off their skins, chop up the flesh, reserving the seeds and juices. Continue Reading
These sweet little egg candles are a snap to make. Heidi says 1/3 pounds of beeswax filled six hollowed out eggshells to complete her project. The candlelight through the shells is particularly lovely, no? For the entire how-to, visit Mom’s Crafty Space.
After all the eggs have been found on Easter, they’re often forgotten. Soon thereafter, however, you realize you should probably DO something with them. You know…eat them. Deviled eggs are our first go-to recipe, but here’s a slew of wonderful and weird recipes that will make those leftover Easter eggs disappear in no time.
These Easter eggs are the prettiest I’ve seen in a very long time. Delicate yet humble, they’re a snap to make, thanks to Anne’s detailed tutorials. As she says, they’d look lovely on colored eggs, but I’m smitten with the natural look. And before you ask how you’d peel them, Anne’s covers slip off so, yes, they are re-useable. Visit Flax & Twine for all the details.
Skip the traditional Easter eggs this year and make crystal egg geodes. (Yeah, baby.) Equal parts craft project and science experiment, they’ll have everyone oohing and ahhing over your basket, that’s certain. Save for the alum powder (buy here!), the materials are probably already things you have on hand. Check out the entire tutorial over at–where else–Martha’s digs.
These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal. Aren’t you glad I did??
Bento box and plush toy designer Anna the Red happily shares a simple technique for turning ordinary hard boiled eggs into something… EGGStraordinary*. All you need is the following:
a clean, empty milk or juice carton
When you’re ready to start turning eggs into hearts, head over to Anna the Red for a nice photo tutorial plus a few EGGcellent** tips. Continue Reading