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Posted by on Mar 25, 2010 in DIY, Tutorials | 12 comments

A fun Easter egg dyeing technique

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I don’t often dye eggs for Easter, even though I really love to do it. Inspired by a technique I saw in this month’s Martha Stewart, this year I decided I was gonna have some fun. Plus, I love it when I have everythign on hand for a craft and don’t need to leave the house or buy anything special.

Martha’s eggs are based on the misprints that occur in the printing process from shifted plates, and although mine don’t have quite the same effect, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here’s how to get the look…I applied strips of electrical tape to the eggs, dyed them and then reapplied the tape in an alternate direction to create a 2 color graphical design. I really like how they turned out. They would have been even better if I’d actually had food coloring, but instead I used 6 year old egg dye tablets I bought at the Dollar Store years ago!

Here’s a link to Martha’s eggs. See, her eggs are better than mine. Here’s some more Easter egg silliness from over at Shelterpop as well.

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12 Comments

  1. What a fun idea.

  2. Don’t tell Martha, but I like yours better … shhhh!!!! LOL.

  3. oh, cool easter eggs indeed!

  4. ooh, lovely! I’ve tried this sort of thing with rubber bands, but I think the tape might work better! I’ll have to try that–thanks for the tip!

  5. Well, I do think that these turned out just fabulous! Martha or not, you did a super job

  6. Those are so much fun! I’ve never really been that into dying Easter eggs, but I’ve got to admit, those eggs look killer!

  7. I looked at yours and at Martha’s, and I like yours better :-) It’s a great idea that I might have to give a try to this year — it’s be a long time since I dyed an Easter egg!

  8. Hello there, Happy Easter!!!

  9. Did you have to let the dye dry before applying the second layer or tape?

  10. Yours are WAY better than Martha’s — I would never have tried this if I only saw her pics and didn’t see yours.

    Did you use the 1/4″ electrical tape like her tutorial calls for? The narrowest I could find was 1/2″ and I had a difficult time wrapping the eggs the way I wanted. Mine came out pretty pathetic looking, but at least we all had fun with it.

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