Monday, March 29, 2010

Something Fun

The Easter eggs I color with my granddaughters are a bit more colorful and creative, but these are a tad more sophisticated - something to use in a spring kitchen arrangement for several weeks.

Its' an easy and fun project from Southern Living. Enjoy!

For tea-stained eggs, add 2 tea bags to glass of hot water and allow to steep. Lower egg into water for several minutes until desired color is reached. Set aside to dry.
For blue eggs, combine 1 drop of blue food coloring with 1 drop of green food coloring in glass of water. Feel free to play with different amounts of food coloring to adjust the color. Lower egg into water and set aside to dry.
To speckle eggs, we used one bottle of brown craft paint and a toothbrush. Dip brush into paint and lightly splatter and dab around the egg to achieve a random, lightly dotted pattern. Allow to dry.
















Southern Living Mag.

27 comments:

  1. Your granddaughters are lucky to have such a creative Grandmother. I'd like to see the eggs you do with them.

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  2. Oh these eggs look so wonderful ! I have dyed some Wachtel-Eggs ( Quail ?) with natural Easter Colors lately - and with Onion Peel. I would not have thought of speckling "real" eggs with a dye and toothbrush - surely something I will try the next days !

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  3. This is too precious. I would never have thought of using eggs for decoration like this. It's lovely. Thank you, lovely girl. xx's Marsha

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  4. Oh these eggs are gorgeous! I really love them and they seem simple to recreate! I may try these this year and leave the multi coloured eggs to the boys! Have a great weekend and enjoy your time with the grandchildren. xx

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  5. So gorgeous. You are a super-grandma! xx Have a Happy Easter.

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  6. those are stunning. i have never seen this egg style before. like they are vintage. i am in love!!!!!
    thanks for the super sweet comment my sweet. xoxo

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  7. Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is just beautiful. I love your easter eggs as well. I do not have grandkids but I may be able to talk my niece and nephew in doing some. XO MARY

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  8. your easter eggs are lovely, and i adore the
    nest, too.

    you have such a gracious blog. i always
    enjoy each visit.

    happy easter!

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  9. Your grand-daughters are a lucky bunch of little ladies to have such a great grandma! These eggs look fantastic, you've inspired me to try them out with my daughter!

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  10. What a great idea! Thank you! Have a great day!

    :) Kristin

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  11. Easter eggs have come along way since I was a little girl - they're beautiful. You are making alot of sweet memories for your lucky grandaughters.
    Happy Tuesday,
    Mimi

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  12. Hi Rita

    These eggs are really lovely, the tones of blues and browns compliment each other so well, you make it look s simple I'm going to try!
    Thank you for stopping by
    Sharon

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  13. They look brilliant Rita. Lovely for decorating your house at Easter. I love the speckling. They look great.
    Your grandaughters must have such fun painting eggs with you. XXXX

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  14. I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful idea of decorating eggs. My 3yr.old son is so excited to do this.

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  15. Lovely eggs! I will try my hand at your methods too...
    I think I have just arrived "where you are in life"...having just left my very longtime corporate career!I'm on day 2!
    :) Laura

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  16. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for something to do with my girls that is different from year to year.

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  17. ♥♥LOVELY SITE,I WAS READIN SUM OF UR POSTS,THEY ARE GREAT.HAVE A NICE WEEK♥♥

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  18. Good morning dear lady! What a chic and sophisticated way to color eggs...the blue color is so elegant and lovely. Thank you for coming to my theatre presentation; I love to create whimsy!

    Blessings to you this wonderful, inspirational weekend! Anita

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  19. Love these! Very pretty. Guessing I could blow out the eggs to make them hollow and then do this so I could keep them out?

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  20. Rita thank you for posting this fun project. I so wish I had sweet granddaughters (or sons) to create some fun Easter eggs with. You I can only imagine are one truly special Grandmother. Enjoy all those special moments with your family and a blessed Easter to you all. xx deb

    'Rejoice for he has risen'

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  21. I love them! I think I may try it.

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  22. Your eggs look as if they came from nature that way, Great job!! I love coloring eggs but boy, can I ever make a mess!!! I still have fun I don't know if you read my hint of Easter post, it explains about my adventure with yellow eggs.Kathysue

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  23. I do like the speckled finish. They look great!

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  24. Beautiful Rita...I haven't decorated eggs in years, you have inspired me to do it again! Best wishes for a wonderful Easter...hope these beautiful eggs make it onto your Easter table!
    Jeanne:)

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  25. Glad you could stop by for a visit. Thank you for the kind words about 'my own space.'
    That wee studio of mine is now in full form although it needs a roof-mending now that we've had torrential rains here in Oz.
    Your own space here in the world of blogging is precious and I'm enjoying all the images and tales you are sharing, thanks you for that too.
    Happy Easter from Down Under.

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