Floral Dyed Easter Eggs

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.

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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.

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What you’ll need:

• Eggs

• 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.

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Lay your leaf out on a paper towel and cover it with a film of glue. 

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Then gently apply it to your egg. You can put it on the egg before you dye it, or...

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After your first dye dries. And then dip it back in the same color or a different one. Get fancy.

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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 :).

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As soon as the eggs are dry, just peal the leaves off and voilà! Little egg beauties :).

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This woven bowl is the perfect place to nestle them. Find the tutorial here.

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