Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This morning my attention was drawn to Emily Ahern's blog. She posted a gorgeous photo of Peeps! While there I found a wonderful post on decorating Easter Eggs! This is originally from Martha Stewart website and I think the idea is simply just too fabulous not to share!!! We'll be doing this technique with the kids later today!!
Happy Easter everyone!! Enjoy!!!




Tools and Materials
Large or extra-large raw eggs
Glass or enamel pot
Scissors
Silk pieces and scraps -- large enough to cover an egg
Squares of undyed cotton or pieces of old white sheets
3 tablespoons white vinegar
Warm water
Tongs or spoon
Cooling rack
Vegetable oil
Paper towels

Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs How-To
1. Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
2. Tightly wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Secure with a twist tie.
3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of undyed cotton and secure tightly with another twist-tie.
4. Place egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.
6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon, place on a cooling rack, and let cool.
7. Remove silk from cooled egg.
8. For shiny eggs, wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.

or watch the how-to video here.

5 comments:

VAWM said...

Beautiful Debbie! Joyous Easter!

Toni said...

HOW COOL!!!!

Blue Banana said...

Oooo how beautiful!! Thanks so much for the link! And a Happy Belated Easter, sweet! ;)

Lynette said...

Hope you had a great Easter...These eggs are beautiful

Julie O. said...

Those are gorgeous eggs!

Thanks so much for sharing. I'll have to remember this for next year.

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