Friday, April 18, 2014

DIY: Pastel-painted Eggs

With spring slowly (but surely) creeping in and holidays rounding the corner, we wanted to try our own rendition on a traditional seasonal craft. With a few supplies and a steady hand, you can create your own mini spring masterpiece to share with friends and family (and maybe even the Easter bunny)! Grab your craft hat, some creative companions, and clear about an hour from your schedule... because today we're painting eggs in just 10 easy steps!

What you'll need:

Large pot
White vinegar
Dye tablets
Cups (for dye)
Egg dipper
Acrylic paint
A tablespoon
A 1/2 cup measuring cup

Step one: Fill a pot of water. Make sure the amount of water is appropriate for the number of eggs you are planning to use. 

Step two: Bring water to a boil.

Step three: Place eggs in water. Boil eggs for 15-20 minutes.

Step four: Drain water from pot. Let eggs cool in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step five: Put dye tablets in cups and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to each.

Step six: Add 1/2 cup of water to each as well.

Step seven: Place the eggs you want colored into the dye. Leave eggs in the solution according to how dark you want them to be. The longer you leave them in the dye, the more intense they will look! We left ours in for about 20 seconds to achieve our favorite pastel look. Even try dipping the eggs in the other colors for an ombre effect!

Step eight: Let eggs dry. 

Step nine: Prepare paint and brushes. Tip: Using unconventional brushes can be super cool!

Step ten: It's time to paint! Get crafty and think outside the box! For example, we used a pencil eraser to paint perfect dots. You may also want to try dipping a sponge in the paint for a cool speckled look.. You can paint whatever your little heart desires! Have some fun!

Voil√†! Let your eggs dry and they will be ready to display in your home or be brought to family and friends in a festive basket. We're feeling springy-er already, aren't you?!

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Truly Yours,

P.S. "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" - Robin Williams 

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