Since we got a jump-start on our egg dying, I went through BHG and picked out my favorite decorating ideas. I tweaked different ways of egg-dying and different décor ideas to turn them into projects that I thought we could do with supplies that we already had.
The first idea is natural died eggs on a cute egg tree! We blew out our eggs by poking a hole in each end and blowing. (Super gross and messy!) Then we tried to dye our eggs from natural ingredients. To make lavender, mix 1 cup of grape juice with 1 cup of vinegar. Sounds simple enough. Umm…nope. Gray and sticky. To make green, boil 6 red onion peels in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes, strain and add 2 tsp of vinegar. Fail. Well, I guess we succeeded at the “natural” part of this craft; as in UN-bleached! They look like they came straight from the hen! Totally not green!
There were several other colors I was going to try, but I gave up after the first 2 flopped! I reverted to our trusty egg dying kits and away we went! We picked out some fun branches, spray painted them white and arranged them in our favorite pot. We cut an array of pastel colored tissue paper into strips and stuffed them around the bottom of the branches. We added some pink pastel gift wrap to make the pot a little prettier, hung the eggs with elastic string (easier said than done…) and voila! A charming little Easter Egg Tree!
Our next project were these cute banded eggs. We added strips of pretty craft paper around their middles and glued little bejeweled fabric flowers on top. (I think it makes them look like those babies with the headbands and big flowers!)
For our third project, we took the weird “naturally” dyed eggs and re-dyed them with colors from our dye kit. They made these really fun earthy colors. We cut out little blades of grass in different colors and sizes of green paper. We added a little Elmer’s Craft Glue, and glued them to the eggs in a staggered pattern. We filled some tealight holders with a bit of bird seed and placed our earthy eggs on top for a sweet Easter arrangement.
Our fourth and final project was the easiest by far! We blew out more eggs and dyed them pretty colors from our dye kit. We strung them up with a long needle and some elastic string; by then I was a pro at stringing them! Such a cute egg garland! So easy and super delightful!