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DIY Chic Easter Eggs

If you love to craft and entertain as much as I do, every holiday is a welcomed excuse to get together with friends and family. The details are what make a party really come to life, and I recently came across a few tutorials for chic Easter eggs that I knew you crafty mamas would appreciate.

Give these a whirl for some colorful and chic eggs as you celebrate Easter this weekend, whether you’re entertaining a big group, or hanging at home with your family.

Silk Neck Tie Easter Eggs

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These beauties are easy to create and always yield unique results. I found a great tutorial on The Magic Onions blog that takes you through step by step.

  1. Cut your silk neck ties in pieces that are big enough to cover an egg.
  2. Blow the yolks out of the eggs using this method.
  3. Wrap your clean eggs in the scraps of silk and secure with a rubber band:

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  4. Wrap the eggs again, this time in an old stocking

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  5. Put a few golf balls into the stockings too to weigh down the eggs when they are in the water.

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  6. Place your eggs (and golf balls) into a pot of boiling water (with 2 tablespoons of vinegar added) and let them simmer for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool and unwrap… you will be amazed at the pretty designs that have been transferred onto your eggs!


Leaf Print Easter Eggs

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I came across this Disney Family Fun tutorial and was mad about the color and print! The process is also pretty simple:

  1. Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.

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  2. Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.

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  3. For each dye bath, mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a glass. Carefully submerge the nylon-wrapped egg in the bath and let it soak for about 4 minutes.

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  4. Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye bath and set it on a covered work surface. Carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf. Allow the egg to dry completely before further handling it.

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Colorful Chinese Tea Eggs

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Who says you have to limit your dying to egg shells? This twist on traditional Chinese tea eggs creates vibrant and colorful hard-boiled eggs for your Easter festivities.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Boil your eggs normally
  2. When they’re cool enough to handle, roll the eggs around on a hard surface so they crack. The shell needs to stay on the egg so you don’t want to crack them too hard- just enough to get that overall cracked look.
  3. Boil your eggs again, this time in water colored with gel food coloring.


Are you celebrating Easter this weekend? What are your plans? And if you have any Easter decor tips of your own, share them in the comments below!

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  • stacy wilson

    Very Cool T. I am trying my hand at naturally dying the egg’s this year, which I am determined to make happen even with the chaos of company around here.

    Thanks for sharing such great tips :) I love the leaf eggs. The tie pictured reminds me of the only tie or really belonging I kept of my Grandfather. Curiously enough, this is my Grandma’s last Easter ( her favorite Holiday) she has been battling cancer this year, and well, we are gonna have our Easter darnit! much <3

  • Heather LaFrance

    Love these. The silk ties always amaze me. I need to go scout out some thrift shops for some cool silk ties.

  • Amy Husarenko

    Love these ideas!

  • Rachel

    Loving the neck tie one!!! HOw creative!

  • Shaey A

    GORGEOUS!!! I read this article today on boiling the eggs to get them to peel nicely ;) http://www.thesimplehomemaker.com/peeling-hard-boiled-eggs

    Blessings to you all and have a very happy Easter~

    http://www.writingforjoy.wordpress.com

  • Silje

    So cool :) Thanks for the tips !;) Yes we are celebrating Easter this weekend, at home <3 Me the mammy,daddy, my baby boy Robin Alexander( 20 m). And 2 kusens- 12 and 14 yers old. Have a nice easter Tori. Hugs from Norway:)

  • Suzanne Brown

    We dye Easter eggs using boiled beets, I never thought it was that unique until everyone started saying, “You dye easter eggs with what?!” BEETS it’s easy boil the beets then put the eggs in the water for diiferent amounts of time for different hues of color! Presto natural Easter eggs dye!

  • Silje

    And im gona see horror movies ;))

  • Lemon Meringue

    O wow, I love these new approaches of dying Eastereggs instead of the traditional waterpainted ones we do every year! This year we won’t be coloring them ourselves, because we go on a mini-holiday, I’ll just use chocolate store-bought ones, tghey’ll do anyway. We’ve rented a hikerscabin (just a wooden shack with bunk beds, a few chairs, a stove and nothing more, back to basics really) and are going to slow down and relax this year with the kids. Really looking forward! The only challenging thing about it, is that the Easterbunny brought us freezing temperatures this year! Last year it was 22 Celcius/72 F, they predict a rather cool and impressive 0 Celcius/32 F!!! Nice chance to use my hoarders amount of vintage woolen blankets ;) Because we won’t be home, I started early this year decorating for Easter. The kids brought me a sturdy branch and my mom knitted me some Easter eggs, which I hung on the branch in the middle of the room. (Follow this link to see an example of the ones she made; my mum is the Queen of knitting and brings it to a whole new level since she discovered this lovely Norwegian knitting couple, Arne & Carlos, also google their knitted Christmas baubles, had those as a christmaspresent http://theknitbitch.blogspot.com/2012/02/knitted-easter-eggs.html ) I added some fake little yellow birdies and tadaaa: Easter-hip 2012! I’ll upload some pics soon!

  • Jeanne Tutt

    holy cow that is awesome!!!!

  • Kelli Cohen

    Loving this Tori!!!

  • Shelby Mcgrath

    Colorful Chinese Tea Eggs Wow I haven’t seen those in years. I remember
    my grandma making them. This has inspired me for our Easter dinner, I’ll let you
    know how they turn out . Have a great Easter

  • Noelle Burke

    So happy to see Donni’s tutorial here! She’s awesome- as are all these ideas!

  • homemoma

    this year we used only natural colours http://homemoma.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-easter.html .

  • Michelle Ford

    I love these ideas. Tori you are so creative. Love you girl!!