Coloring eggs is a fun and festive activity for the family to enjoy at Easter time. But if you're like me, then you're probably tired of the same ole' boring egg decorations year after year. That's why I decided to think outside the box this year. I wanted to experiment and try to make some gorgeous lace eggs. I succeeded - on one egg at least and I wanted to share how to make beautiful lace dyed Easter eggs with all of you in case you want to put a more elegant spin on the classic Easter egg.
Lace Dyed Easter Eggs
You'll need the following items:
- lace fabric (one yard will make 18 lace eggs)
- rubber bands
- hard boiled eggs
1. You'll need to start by cutting your lace. I used a pieces that were about 12" x 9", but you an use your judgement here. Just make sure that the piece is big enough that it can wrap the entire egg with room for gathering to place the rubber band.
2. Get your egg colors ready, using whichever type of coloring you prefer. I used the PAAS cups because they're super easy.
3. Once you've got your lace cut to size and the egg dye ready, start wrapping your eggs. Lay the lace as flat as possible around the entire egg, starting at the top of the egg and secure with a rubber band. You need to make sure you secure the rubber band at the bottom of the egg so that when it's displayed, the top looks pretty. You never know what will happen at the bottom, where the rubber band sits, so that's why I did mine upside down.
4. Now dip your eggs. Depending on the type of egg dye you use, will depend on the amount of time to keep the eggs in the dye. If you're using the same brand that I used, make sure to only dip the eggs for about 30-45 seconds. I did the first batch for 5 minutes and you could barely see the lace design. If you look at the image below, you'll see what I mean.
|Epic fail if you leave them in too long|
You'll want to have a towel on hand that you don't mind getting stained as well as the garbage in very close proximity. Once your eggs are ready, remove the lace covered eggs from the dye. Lay out on the towel and cut the rubber band off, between the rubber band and egg. Slide the lace off and toss into the garbage. Let the eggs dry on the towel.
When you're finished, your eggs should have a beautiful and elegant lace design, perfect for display!