I have a confession to make. I Kate, mother of young elementary school children, did not hard-boil nor dye any Easter eggs last year. I used fake ones from a craft store to set our Easter dinner table and plastic ones for the egg hunt. Boom, easy, done.
However. My youngest daughter requested that we engage in the traditional act of dyeing eggs this year, so we set out to dip, dye, and embellish with nailpolish, washi, and glitter tapes. It was a fun for 30 minutes until she got bored with the dipping and abandoned me to go play and I was left alone to finish. Just like three years ago and those paper maché eggs. But I wrapped up the project (ha!) by layering strips of washi and glitter tape in random abstract bands across the tops and I now I don’t believe I’ve ever loved Easter eggs more.
We started with hard boiled eggs, some dye from those kits you find everywhere, and a bunch of rolls of glitter and washi tape sent to me by my kind sponsor Wishy Washi.
To create a banded pattern, I wrapped a few with washi tape before dipping, then once my girl dipped the eggs and they were dry, peeled back the tape to reveal the pattern.
Layering a thin strip of tape over the top gives them a two tone banded effect.
Once they were dipped and dried I layered several more of them with more washi or glitter tapes, some as is, but most cut into thin strips.
I also used a few dots of nailpolish to create a spotted treatmemt on two of the eggs before dipping them in the dye. It takes a few applications but look what are the perfect perch for the spotted eggs while the dots dry… the washi tapes!
For an easy centerpiece, I nestled them in grass inspired by the traditional Easter egg hunt.
I found some wheat grass at my local market and used it as a bed for the decorated eggs.
The table is all ready to enjoy a nice Sunday brunch after church. I think I’ll throw some chocolate candies in there too, no such thing as too much chocolate on Easter! (Or any day, right?)
Wishing you all a Happy Easter!
(I was going to post another ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ on Sunday but instead, I’ll post it on Monday. Have a great weekend!