It’s time to roll up your sleeves—we’re giving Easter egg decorating a serious upgrade for Easter 2019! Home decorating and DIY expert Monica Mangin has pulled together some of the newest and coolest trends for egg designs that go way beyond your traditional egg dye kits. From funky patterns to technicolor hues, these eggs will turn your Easter into an unforgettable holiday for both kids and guests!
A FEW TIPS AND TRICKS
While you’re probably no stranger to egg dyeing, here are a few tips that’ll take your eggs from good to, well, egg-cellent!
Boiling eggs is the status quo when it comes to egg decorating, but did you kow that you can actually bake eggs? This method prevents cracking so you end up with perfect “hard boiled” eggs every single time. You can use muffin trays with one egg per tin section (this way they eggs are less likely to roll around) or a cookie tray filled with eggs for batch decorating.
Whether you’re using a standard dyeing kit or trying out one of the fun ideas below, soak your cooked eggs in vinegar for 2 minutes before dyeing. The vinegar makes colors extra vibrant so you’ll be left with eggs that are noticeably brighter!
If you forgot to buy an egg dye kit, you can make your own in a flash! Combine 2 teaspoons of vinegar, 20 drops of food coloring, and 1 cup of water for a homemade solution. This way, you can also make tons of custom colors— the sky’s the limit!