Ombre Easter Eggs

Ombre Easter Eggs - such a fun and pretty way to dye your eggs!

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a fun and easy egg project with you – these pretty Ombre Easter Eggs! Last week I was THRILLED to be a part of the Easter Egg Hunt with Aimee from It’s Overflowing! Aimee invited her friends and followers to be part of this fantastically fun project, and I joined in! I had the opportunity to meet Aimee at The Glitter Academy a few weeks ago and she’s just the sweetest gal around! I knew I wanted to be a part of whatever she was workin’ on!

There are a TON of EGG-cellent ideas from the series, featuring a number of beautiful bloggy gals! Go check it out and get some great ideas and inspiration! But for our project, with all the OMBRE love going on in the design world, I thought it would be fun to give it a try with Easter eggs. Thus, the creation of our Ombre Easter Eggs!

What you’ll need:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Food Coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Hot Water
  • Cups
  • Egg Holder (I used a small ladle)

Ombre Dyed Easter Eggs at { anightowlblog.com }

And the steps:

  • Lay out 4 cups for dipping the eggs.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup.
  • Add 3/4 cup of HOT water to each cup.
  • Then, vary the amount of food coloring you add to each cup, increasing it from the first to the last. I chose to use 10 drops, 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, and 1/2 tsp.
  • Then starting with the first cup with the least amount of coloring and dip the egg all the way in.
  • With the second cup, only dip the egg 3/4 of the way in, the third cup 1/2 of the way in, and the last one only 1/4 of the way end so only the bottom of the egg is in the darkest colored water.
  • You may have to play with how long you dip the egg in each cup to determine how dark you want the result.

And here’s how they turned out!

Ombre Dyed Easter Eggs at { anightowlblog.com }

Ombre Dyed Easter Eggs at { anightowlblog.com }

I chose to repeat this process with three different colors and I love how they turned out! Such pretty and bright Ombre Easter Eggs! I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with! What is YOUR favorite way to dye your eggs?

Comments

  1. says

    I am loving all of the ombre out there…I should have known someone would have a great Easter egg project with it. :) This wouldn’t be necessarily easy for me, but if you have any super simple projects or tips you’d like to share I’m hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I’d be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

  2. says

    Cute ideas! Thanks for linking up with Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We’re hoping you will join us again next week with more great ideas! – The Sisters

  3. Andrea says

    Or… you could just use one container with strong dye and then add water in stages so it dilutes the color but each previous layer is still darker…

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