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
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.
- Cut your silk neck ties in pieces that are big enough to cover an egg.
- Blow the yolks out of the eggs using this method.
- Wrap your clean eggs in the scraps of silk and secure with a rubber band:
- Wrap the eggs again, this time in an old stocking
- Put a few golf balls into the stockings too to weigh down the eggs when they are in the water.
- 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
I came across this Disney Family Fun tutorial and was mad about the color and print! The process is also pretty simple:
- Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.
- Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.
- 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.
- 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.
Colorful Chinese Tea Eggs
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:
- Boil your eggs normally
- 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.
- 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!