Happy [almost] Easter, all! I’d like to share my favorite new way to decorate eggs. They’re beautiful, unique, and part of the fun is the little pre-dye nature walk it requires. These days are getting so lovely, any excuse to slow down and take a closer look at the loveliness is welcome.
Just head outside and find a few beautiful leaves – make sure they’re the kind that will lie flat on the surface of an egg.
What you’ll need:
• Easter egg dye set
• Leaves or petals
• Glue stick
To start, I hardboiled my eggs instead of blowing them out because I didn’t have a recipe that called for that many eggs all at once, and I didn’t want to waste any. But if you’d like to blow them out instead, Martha will tell you how here.
Lay your leaf out on a paper towel and cover it with a film of glue.
Then gently apply it to your egg. You can put it on the egg before you dye it, or...
After your first dye dries. And then dip it back in the same color or a different one. Get fancy.
A handy place to allow your eggs to dry is a wire rack placed over paper towels. I don’t have one, so I made due with a few votive holders. Worked really well :).
As soon as the eggs are dry, just peal the leaves off and voilà! Little egg beauties :).
This woven bowl is the perfect place to nestle them. Find the tutorial here.