Are you looking to have something different this Easter and skip the typical gentle Easter eggs? These patterned Easter eggs may be just what you are looking for. Using the structure of patterned socks or fabric, these interesting Easter eggs are something quite different and you have many people asking you where you got them from!
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[ Edit ] Preparation
- Pour boiled eggs and allow to cool. How many eggs you will boil is up to you, but do not boil more than you have time to dye all at once.
- Find a suitable workspace for dying eggs. Although the dye will probably not stain countertops or floors, it is best to play it safe by covering the area with newspapers and / or finding a work area that can handle this activity.
- Mix the dye according to the packaging instructions in the bowls. If you are going to boil the water, wait until it has cooled down safely before dipping the eggs into it.
- Cut stockings or fabric squares measuring approximately 5 to 6 inches (1
[ Edit ] Staining of boiled eggs
- Place the already boiled and chilled egg in the center of the fabric and collect the excess fabric at the top. Tie the fabric together with the rubber band.
- Dip the egg into the dye. Keep excess fabric and immerse the egg in the dye. Leave the egg in the dye until the color comes through the stockings.
- Remove the egg from the dye. Just gently with paper towels. Let the egg rest on either the paper towel or the empty egg carton while it dries. Leave the fabric intact during the drying process.
- When the dye has dried, cut the rubber band and release the egg from the fabric. Blot out excess dye, but be careful not to disturb the pattern that has been created.
- Finished. Repeat for as many eggs as you want on the display.
[ Edit ] Tips
- Very wide lace or lace fabric can be used with the same effect. Check thrift stores or online sellers for old lace (but not antique!) At cheap prices.
- You can reuse fabric, but rinse fabric between uses to remove excess color. . Be careful when blotting and consider using a tissue instead of a paper towel in some cases.
- Wear rubber gloves during dying to protect your hands from the paint.
- You can make patterns on the egg by placing rubber bands on it and dipping it in dye. The areas that were not covered with rubber bands will be stained, while the rest will remain the same color as before.
- To achieve different patterns, stretch the fabric or socks in different ways over the egg and secure with the rubber band. Also look for different types of socks in the thrift store – lacy or unusual designs are excellent choices for interesting effects.
[ Edit ] Things You Need
- Boiling Water
- Egg Color
- Patterned stockings, cheesecloth and / or lace fabric
- Paper towel or tissue paper  Small bowls for holding dye
- Rubber band
- An empty egg carton (optional)
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