Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs

March 26 2019

Here is an un-egg-spected Easter DIY that will class up your décor. We found inexpensive wooden eggs (available at Hobby Lobby, JOANN’s and Michael’s) and dyed them with some favorite pastel picks from our new color formula library. Since Rit is a water-based dye, it allows the beautiful wood grain pattern to show through. We were so inspired by Martha Stewart’s version (see below) that we had to try it ourselves. Now one of our all-time favorite projects!

Supplies
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye: Petal Pink, Tan, Purple, Aquamarine and Lemon Yellow or Your Favorite Color(s)
  • Wood Easter Eggs (Available at Hobby Lobby, JOANN's and Michael's)
  • Glass Bowls
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
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Instructions
  1. Cover table with plastic and gather your supplies.
  2. Fill a plastic container with the hottest tap water and add in dye. Stir well. For this project, we used three color formulas:
    1. Ballet Slipper: to create the Ballet Slipper color, mix 3/4 teaspoon of Petal Pink and 4 teaspoons of Tan with 1 gallon of water. 
    2. Orchid Bouquet: to create the Orchid Bouquet color, mix 1/2 tablespoon of Purple and 1/2 tablespoon of Petal Pink with 1 gallon of water.
    3. Beach Glass: to create the beach glass color, mix 1/4 cup of Aquamarine and 1/2 tablespoon of Lemon Yellow with 1 gallon of water.
  3. Put on gloves and place wood eggs in the dye bath to soak until desired color is achieved. The longer the wood eggs stay in the dye bath, the darker the color will be. Lightly stir them to give your eggs an ‘organic’ look. We kept the eggs in the dyebath for 1 minute.
  4. Let eggs dry fully on a stack of paper towels.
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