DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

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!

Ombre Eggs 1

 

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.

Ombre Eggs 2

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!

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