This may be the easiest Easter Egg DIY ever! No dying required! How can you resist these cute little faces adorned with flower crowns ready to delight you and your guest. These little cuties are charming enough to grace your Easter Brunch Table, Easter Baskets or Easter Egg hunts.
I have very fond memories of dying eggs with my brother and sister for our Easter baskets. We would buy the dying kits that would be available at the grocery store and it came with the dyes, a wire contraption that would hold and carry the eggs, and a cardboard holder that they would sit in until dry.
You had to add white vinegar to the dyes. I’ll never forget that smell. the eggs would have to sit in the dye bath forever, or it seemed like forever anyway, to get the color you wanted. Half of the dye would end up on our hands and clothes.
This year I wanted to try something new that would evoke my love of florals and a little artistic merit. This doesn’t take a whole lot of artsy talent. Just some imagination. For the floral element I used Lilacs, Baby’s Breath, and Pussy Willow for my floral crowns.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- A dozen eggs or more
- A thin line sharpie pen. *Note: other black markers will bleed when wet!
- Small, delicate flowers of your choice like: Baby’s Breath, Wax Flowers, Pussy Willows, Lilacs, Camomile, or herbs like Rosemary or Oregano and Sage.
- An egg carton or egg container of your choice
- Small gage floral wire if using Pussy Willows or thicker stems
- Hot glue gun
How To Make Them
- Boil eggs to hard boiled stage by bringing a pot filled with eggs to a boil, then let sit for at least 15 minutes. Pour off hot water and fill with cold water. Add ices cubes if on hand. Let cool completely.
- Dry off eggs
- Start drawing faces! Have fun! Either end of the egg will work. It will enhance whatever emotion or face you choose.
- Take small snippets of flowers first to measure for the crowns. You can do halos or crowns, whatever the flowers naturally want to do.
- Nest them in an egg carton or your vessel of choice.
Have fun. I would love to see how yours turned out.
More treats for your Easter Basket
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