Our eggs are too pretty to hide. Use our simple dyeing techniques and inspired ideas for creating and displaying one-of-a-kind spring decorations.
Craft styling by Bella Foster, Prop styling by Christina Lane
Cover your work area with paper towels or newspaper. Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (the more you use, the more intense the color) in 1 cup of boiling water, using heat-proof bowls or jars deep enough to submerge an egg. To create different tints, vary dipping time. Using tongs, submerge the egg in the hot water for less than 5 minutes for light colors, 10 minutes or more for deeper shades. To make two-color eggs, dye the entire egg first in a light color. Let it dry for 15 minutes, then submerge half in a darker color.