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DIY from the Blog World: Dying Easter Eggs

As a child one of my most favorite memories for Easter Sunday was dying the eggs the week before and then hunting for them in the house on Easter morning.  Our mom was always so creative when it came to the holidays and had the BEST Easter baskets, made fabulous oven baked french toast, and hid our Easter eggs in the most secretive of places (I remember finding one in our pool table pockets!).  So I decided that this weekend I’d post some DIY eggs from the blog world to reeve the kiddies up for a great and creative holiday.

Make Easter eggs using all natural ingredients.

Tutorial using nylon stockings and suggestions for small flat leaves to use at Family Fun. Photo from KurtFML’s Flickr Photostream.  To get the colors in this photo use all natural dyes.

Japanese paper Washi Eggs

French inspired decoupage eggs from Martha Stewart

These two egg decorating methods employ the same technique found at Martha Stewart but just different papers!  Or cut little pieces from paper that inspires you and don’t cover the entire egg.

No-dye easter eggs with double-sided tape and glitter!

Do the polka dots above or cool stripes like these!

Try out some of these no-dye egg decorating ideas from Better Homes I like the double-sided adhesive strips cut into pretty designs and then dipped in glitter!

Glitter eggs from Martha for decoration

Speaking of glitter – make these pretty decorative eggs from Martha Stewarts again.

Crayon art eggs!

Psyanky-eggs

These pretty as can be eggs also use similar techniques through creating designs with wax and then dying or leaving.  The top uses simple crayons on hot eggs to produce pretty colors on eggs (remember you can use a white crayon to draw pictures and also words on eggs before dying as well).  The bottom picture is an old Ukranian method using hot candle wax to draw designs before dying the egg.

Hand paint your already dyed eggs.

Chalkboard paint eggs

Hand paint eggs after dying with water-based acrylic colors special for eggs – I love the polka dot one!  Or redecorate again and again with  chalkboard paint eggs (use colored chalk too!).  You could also use these as place settings at an Easter party.

And the biggest trend to hit easter egg dying this year . . . silk tie-dye eggs. So pretty!

If you’ve been on pinterest at all you’ve probably seen these beauties around.  Silk tie -dying.  What a good way to reuse unwanted ties.

Real chocolate eggs!

And last but not least . . . why not make real chocolate filled eggs by following Martha’s directions?

Now that the creativity is flowing go and visit our pinterest Easter board for even more ideas on egg decorating!

meg

Also if you haven’t already  . . . go enter our Etsy Easter Basket Giveaway

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DIY Christmas from the blog world . . .

Well if you aren’t inspired yet for Christmas and the holiday season  . . . there is a whole world of creative, DIY Christmans projects out there.  Here are the one’s we love!

DECORATIONS:

Imperfect Homemaking's Christmas Stockings from sweaters

Imperfect Homemaking's Christmas Stockings from sweaters

Two Junk Chix: Snowball Wreath

Smile and Wave's Advent Activity Calendar

How About Orange: How to make 5 pointed paper snowflakes

Simply Savannah Events: Organic Wednesday Salt Dough Favors

PRESENTS:

Jenna's Journey: 150 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Adventures in Savings' Cocoa Stirrer Gift

Jen's Cookies in a Pringles Can

Jen's Cookies in a Pringles Can

Martha Stewart: Handmade Gifts for Her

Ikea sales kitchen towels like these for $.59 each!

WRAPPING:

Magazine Bows

Milomade: Magazine Bows via Green Eyed Monster

so unique and can be hand crafted for each person!

Martha Stewart: Regional Wedding Favors

easy! kraft paper and cute fabric bows.

Fun Food: snowmen on the brain 

Donut Snowman

A Little Tipsy's Donut Snowman

Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies

Created by Diane: Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites

we HAVE to try all of these!

ENJOY! ash & meg

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