Hope you had a great weekend! I spent a portion of my weekend dying Easter eggs with my daughter. In lieu of a standard PAAS egg dying kit, we opted for a more sophisticated palette this year! Check out these super simple ombre eggs. I chose blue, but you could opt for any color. You can create this dynamic arrangement with vials of blue dye from a food coloring kit!
Here is what you need to do:
FIRST, set out six 12 oz glasses and label them 1 through 6.
SECOND, add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons white vinegar to each and stir. Use a separate spoon for each glass (I learned this the HARD way!)
THIRD, mix in the color of your choice as follows. In glass 1 put 2 drops. In glass 2 put 6 drops. In glass 3 put 10 drops. In glass 4 put 20 drops. In glass 5 put 45 drops and in glass 6 put 60 drops (it almost killed my daughter to not be invovled in this critical step!)
FINALLY, submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. Steep for 5 minutes or until you are satisfied with the color then remove and place in an empty egg container to dry.
Oh, I also took the basic crate that the eggs came in and painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey so I could have something simple and elegant to display them in.
I guarantee I will also be doing a traditional PAAS kit with my kids or at least putting stickers all over these lovelies! What about you? Do you have a tradition for dying and decorating your Easter eggs? Do tell in the comments!