Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DIY - Vibrant Easter Eggs

I finally found a tutorial on how to dye your Easter eggs so they are vibrant in color. Mine always turn out pastel -ish and I'm super excited to try this one. Megan actually puts a little surprise in hers and it is so cute. Check it out here

I simply follow her instructions for dyeing the eggs and skip all the rest. They are as follows:

These instructions are for the familiar McCormick food coloring you can find in any grocery store, one box of regular colors and one box of neon colors. Each below will cover one egg at a time, you can either double the ingredients or let a second egg soak just a bit longer.

For each of these I used:
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup just-boiled water
  • 10 minutes of soaking, turning the egg over half way through (15 minutes where noted)
  • 10 drops neon pink
  • 1 drop neon purple
  • 2 drops red
  • 20 drops yellow
  • 5 drops red
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 15 drops yellow
  • 2 drops neon green
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 20 drops neon green
  • 2 drops neon blue
  • 1 drop green
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 6 drops neon blue
  • 1 drop blue
  • 7 drops neon blue
  • 5 drops neon pink
  • 10 drops neon pink
  • 2 drops neon purple
If you’d like to make your own colors know that I found starting with neon colors and adding regular colors to tone those down worked the best in most cases for me.

Have fun friends!

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