We’re no Martha S., but every once and a while we’re inspired to get our craft on. Since we’d rather not end up on Buzzfeed’s Pinterest Fail list, we tend to avoid anything that involves more than a few easy steps. We’re that terrible combination of lazy and anal, so in order to even try a craft it has to be simple and beautiful. This Easter Egg DIY is both.
Assuming you don’t have a craft room at your disposal (that would make you a motivated perfectionist, and not a lazy one), you will need to brave Michael’s or a comparable craft store for a few supplies. We found gold tape in the scrap-book section (do you know how many scrap-booking accessories there are?) and white and gold paint pens in the craft paint section (opposed to the paint, paint section). The dye kit was conveniently located at the check-out line.
We were modest with the dye and chose to use only two colours – pink and blue are stronger dyes, so that’s what we went with. Because the natural shell of an egg is beautiful on its own, we dipped only the tip of the egg. To create an ombre effect we dyed in two or three steps: hold the egg deep for a light tint, then shallower for a darker tint, and even more shallow for the darkest tint.
We cut the tape into thin strips and simple shapes. Just stick it where you want it! The white and gold paint pens added a bit of whimsy to the finished product.
Pro tips (ha): Because ‘blowing’ eggs is too complicated for us, we hard boiled the eggs (speaking of Martha, ‘How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs‘ guide does, in fact, result in the perfect hard-boiled eggs). We made mistakes – use nail polish remover to clean up smudged pen without removing too much dye.
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend filled with springtime fun!