Awesome Easter Egg Dyeing Ideas You MUST Try

We are "dyeing" for you to try these adorable designs.

The dye for these Easter eggs is totally natural! Get cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers' secret ingredient while you learn how to make a pretty gingham pattern on your eggs.

Electrical Tape

  1. Add 1/2 cup hot water into a jar.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar into the jar.
  3. Add food coloring to get desired color into the jar, and stir. 
  4. Lay out electrical tape, and cut into small strips.
  5. Apply the tape to eggs.
  6. Dip egg in dye, and allow to soak until egg is desired shade.
  7. Let dry then, remove tape.
  8. Quickly dip in different color dye for a two-tone look.
  9. Dab away excess dye, and let dry.

$1 Supply for Dyeing Easter Eggs

String's the thing to take your egg-dyeing up a notch. The cheap supply (and some food coloring and vinegar) are all you need to fill your Easter basket with a array of pretty pastel eggs.

String

  1. Add 1/2 cup hot water to a jar. 
  2. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to the jar.
  3. Add food coloring for desired color to the jar, and stir.
  4. Cut a long piece of string.
  5. Wrap string tightly around an egg, and tie together.
  6. Dip the egg into the dye, and allow to soak until desired shade.
  7. Remove from the dye.
  8. Let dry, then remove the string.

Easy Easter-Egg Dye Idea: Use Rubber Cement

A little dab of rubber cement and a quick dunk in a homemade egg dye makes for gorgeous speckled Easter eggs. Here's our super-simple formula! Editor'€™s note: Rubber cement is not food-safe so these eggs should not be consumed.

Rubber Cement

  1. Add 1/2 cup hot water to a jar. 
  2. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to the jar.
  3. Add food coloring for desired color to the jar, and stir.
  4. Dab rubber cement on egg, and let dry.
  5. Dip egg into dye, then remove.
  6. Dab away excess dye, and let dry.
  7. Remove the rubber cement.
  8. Quickly dip egg in dye again, and let dry.
  9. Reapply rubber cement, and let dry.
  10. Dip egg into the dye for a final time.
  11. Let dry, then remove rubber cement. 

Natural Way to Dye Easter Eggs

The dye for these Easter eggs is totally natural! Get cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers' secret ingredient while you learn how to make a pretty gingham pattern on your eggs.

Pickled Beets and Gingham

  1. Place pickled beet juice into a jar
  2. Cut electrical tape into tiny squares
  3. Place tape on eggs to make a checkerboard pattern.
  4. Use a little spoon to burnish the edges of the tape.
  5. Quickly place egg in the beet juice for faint color.
  6. Remove egg, and let dry. 
  7. Cover the squares down and across with electrical tape.
  8. Put egg back in beet juice for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove egg, dab with paper towel, and remove tape.

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