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How to Dye Pretty Easter Eggs

I can hardly believe it, but it’s definitely time to pull out the Easter decorations and get the house officially ready for Spring. And with all that comes a few time honored traditions that I have always loved. Of course, first and foremost, is dyeing real Easter eggs. That’s right. We don’t just use plastic eggs over here. We dye and hide the real deal along with the candy stuffed plastic ones! And they also make for the loveliest centerpieces stacked in a bowl. Simply pile them up on a bed of pretty paper grass and your tablescape is instantly elevated! (Just make sure not to eat them if they’ve been out for longer than 2 hours.)

While I love the cute eggs the kids make, I also like to go a little outside the box with my egg decorating. I find it rather soothing experimenting with new ways to dye eggs. So, I thought I would share one of the easy Easter egg dying tricks I’ve been playing around with. Let’s talk about how to dye pretty Easter eggs shall we? Get ready to have some serious fun!

pretty Easter eggs on multi colored paper grass

How To Dye Pretty Easter Eggs

Step 1. Ok, the first step is to make sure you buy white eggs. I have made the mistake more than once of opening the fridge to only find brown eggs. Major mom fail! Once you have the white eggs, hard boil them and let them cool. I typically do this the day or even the evening before. It always takes longer to let them cool than I remember.

Step 2. Using painters tape, washi tape or even electrical tape to create the pattern that you love on the eggs. I’m all about chevron so I tend to go for a chevron pattern, but you can let your creative juices flow. Stripes, zig zags, anything goes!

Step 3. Using a store bought dye kit, dye the eggs. Remember using a white vinegar and water mixture will allow for more vibrant colors. Using water only will give you more pastel colors like the shades I have here.

Step 4. Let the eggs dry on a drying rack or in a muffin tin. Once dry, remove the tape and, VOILA, you can see the designs you made.

And that’s how to dye pretty Easter eggs my friends! It’s not hard at all and it makes such a fun and impressive display. This is also a great family activity for older kids who are patient enough to make designs and get into it. You might even want to mix up a batch of our jelly bean cocktails and invite your mom over some mother daughter fun. Just don’t have too many or those pretty eggs might look more like Pinterest fails than Pinterst wins. Ha!

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Love these pretty Easter Eggs? Pin it!

how to make chevron easter eggs

* Really want to wow those brunch guests? Our Easter Bark is so pretty and ridiculously easy! It’s the perfect Easter dessert. And for even more Easter egg inspo, check out our original chevron Easter eggs. They just happen to be one of our most popular pins of all time! You gotta love an oldie, but goodie!

(Here’s that jelly bean cocktail, too cute!)

Easter Brunch Cocktail

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