62 ways to decorate Easter eggs | How About Orange

March 30, 2010

62 ways to decorate Easter eggs

Check out the massive collection of egg-decorating techniques over at Martha Stewart. Last year I attempted to dye eggs with silk neck ties (also included in Martha's roundup, I believe), and I gave my results a D on the egg-dying report card. I think this year I'd like to do something with tape. Shooting for a B+ this year.

(Images from marthastewart.com)

37 comments:

Lynn said...

I will have to go check these out. They are beautiful.

Grandma G said...

It looks like Martha made one for Alex! Yay! You'd better make one like that, too.

Mum(lovesAlextoo)

Andrea said...

Beautiful!
Blessings,andrea

ColeAndJosephine said...

Her egg dyeing designs are always beautiful!

The Logans said...

Oh no - why didn't your silk tie eggs get an A? I'm planning to try them this week.

Jess said...

The colors and patterns were very, very faint; not vibrant at all. Unsure why; maybe I just picked the wrong silk ties. I've seen the project shown on tons of blogs, so lots of other people must have success. You should still try it! And then tell me what grade it gets, and convince me to try again. :)

TJ said...

my mom did that same thing last year. except she used silk scarves. the darker the colors of the silk, the more color on the eggs. it worked pretty well. maybe i will find those pics and post them on my blog....

Nifty Nob said...

Those are totally awesome. It reminds me of Pysanky a Ukrainian ancient style of egg offerings.

Tammie said...

thank you for the link. These eggs are lovely. Wishing you fun as you make your eggs.

Capable Girl said...

Gorgeous!

hi-d said...

So cool...I may just have to attempt doing eggs this year. Thanks!

Katy said...

Funny - I just blogged about one of these earlier today. I'm going to try the one that makes marbleized eggs. We'll see how that turns out. Some of them, though? Oh Martha. Just.... no.

Cap Creations said...

Lovely eggs. What happened with your silk dyed eggs, why the D? I think they are so easy and pretty come see mine here http://capcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/silk-dyed-easter-eggs-oh-so-pretty.html

a bow factory said...

good ideas ! I love so much Easter, best way to eat kg of chocolates :)

Elizabeth said...

These look wonderful! Way too hard for me though - I'd end up with a big fat F on my report card!!!

Pigtown-Design said...

i always think that martha leaves out a step or two... just so your project doesn't turn out perfectly and hers does.

Wendy said...

Get yourself some kistkas (the tools for doing it Ukrainian style). They only cost like 6 bucks each plus a dollar for the patty of beeswax. I've got everything you could possibly want to know about it up on my site. (FYI, it's easy enough that we let the kids do it every year.)

Pigtown-Design, I totally agree about Martha leaving out steps. (Once I actually saw a black wire holding up part of one of her cupcakes. For shame.) That's why I go all ridiculous with the explanations myself.

Allison said...

I tried "elegant eggs" (they are covered with origami paper) and wrote about the epic fail on my own blog today. I would say a D is about right! Those Martha Stewart things are tricky -- the directions make them seem very feasible and then I realize that I'm not Martha Stewart. I'm going to go through the whole set you posted now to see if I can find something else to attempt.

iheartcolorz said...

Hey, nice ! :) where I come from there is a great tradition for decorating Easter eggs. Just search for "bucovina Easter eggs" and u'll see what I mean

Greyhaven Pines said...

Last year I tried the polka dot eggs featured on Martha's website -- they were so straight forward, right? Apply adhesive dots to eggs and dye . . . Not a chance. No matter what I tried the dots would not stay applied to the eggs during the process. And I've had that happen with a few other Martha projects as well. Which is not to say they are all faulty but I've been surprised at the number which are. Either way, they are lovely to behold.

Elizabeth

Hannita said...

Rubber cement eggs are awesome and easy. It's just the waiting for the glue to dry that's tough. That's a staple for me. But I too am intrigued by the electrical tape and plan to try it this year.

MAM said...

Beautiful eggs! Many years ago when I used silk ties to dye eggs, I think we cooked the things about 3 hours. They lasted for years though and turned out well.

amy said...

What?! Typography on eggs ... it doesn't get much better than that.

calbrecan said...

We had great success using silk ties/scarves last Easter--I'm sorry yours were disappointing. The only thing was we didn't eat those eggs because we weren't sure what type of dye had been used.

Regan Rothery said...

You know, I loves me some Martha, but sometimes it's just like "Are you SERIOUS?!?!?!" Make a damn simple, inexpensive, and straightforward project. Is that too much to ask Martha? No, I don't want to spend $20 getting the supplies to dye Easter eggs, nor do I want to spend the entire Saturday beforehand cursing you. But her pictures sure are purty.

kimberj said...

I hope you'll post your results :) I'm still too busy trying to sew these damnable blinds to dye eggs this year :( Death to arthur :p

Kelli said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Over a year ago it was one of the first craft blogs I started following, and I've loved it ever since! Please check out my blog for a little bit of sunshine I've sent your way!

Suzonne Stirling said...

If you'd like to try using tape this year, you can check out my post on washi tape.

http://urbancomfort.typepad.com/urban_nest/2010/03/easter-eggs.html

They were easy to do and I loved the bright colors AND the fact that no dye was involved. I may never dye another Easter egg again...

shannon said...

dyed eggs today. grrrr.

none of them turned out fancy and we ended up with plain eggs. at least they were brown shelled ones so they came out "earthy" and we had fun making them.

Bek said...

hmmm, I always fail at dying eggs - except when I was a kid and would just dump them into one color and then another and ended up with brown eggs. Those were a success in my eyes.

I just know my daughter would love to try something, but I can't bring myself to do it!

Micah-Noel said...

Oohh... Those blue ones are just gorgeous! Now I want to make some!

Samantha and Stephen said...

They all look so beautiful but who has the time for all that work.

Jess said...

Suzonne, very gorgeous!

gm glimmerglass said...

I made the Martha Tie Dye eggs last year.
They came out pretty bright!

Here they are:

http://gmglimmerglass.blogspot.com/2009/03/tie-dye-eggs.html

The expensive ties worked best and the results were not so hot with a few silk blouses I had chopped up. I think there might be a finish put on some silks that inhibits the dye transfer?

Sarah said...

No time for us to go out for dye, so my girls and I are making confetti eggs. We have our own chickens, and they lay blue, brown and white eggs to there will be color variety. Plus I have a good stash of brightly colored tissue paper. And the kiddos are going to love cracking eggs on each others' heads!

gih said...

I decorated the easter egg with a heart and name: Jesus. :-)

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I bought this magazine SPECIFICALLY for the egg tips! Gorgeous and original!

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