Spring is here and Easter is just one week away! It’s time to start turning those plain-jane hardboiled eggs into pretty pastel beauties.
When I was searching for Easter egg dying ideas I decided I’d like something that went well with home decor and accessory trends. Insert marble. Marble decor can be classic, beautiful, and it’s everywhere – trays, lamps, small home accessories, tech accessories, you name it and it likely exists. Why not add a touch of marble to my Easter decor as well? I was inspired to take the trend and pair it with the pretty pastel colors of spring to create something special for Easter. I think the eggs turned out lovely. If you’re looking for an easy, affordable, and beautiful addition to your Easter brunch tablescape these colorful eggs are definitely the way to go.
Continue reading for the marble how-to…
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- A simple egg dying kit (I used a PAAS Dye kit)
- Vegetable oil
- Paper towels
- Shallow dishes, like pie plates
- Dissolve an egg dye tablet in 1 tbsp. of vinegar in a shallow dish. Then add 1/2 cup of cold water.
- Let the dye sit for a couple minutes until the dye tablet is completely dissolved.
- Pour 1/4 cup vegetable oil into the dye.
- Using a whisk, mix the oil into the dye until little bubbles of dye are visible in the oil.
- Quickly roll an egg into the just whisked dye and oil. The dye will adhere to some spots on the egg while the oil prevents it from adhering to others. Remove the egg from the dye and blot dry with a paper towel.
- Repeat the above steps with another color (preferably a darker, more saturated color; layering light to dark works best).
- Pat the egg dry and rub off as much of the oil as possible. If the egg is still too white or you want to layer more colors, continue repeating the process of mixing, rolling and drying until you get the desired effect.
Looking for another egg decorating idea? Check out my how-to for pretty gold leaf Easter eggs here.