So, have you ever found yourself standing at the check out line or a fabric counter and the clerk, trying to make small talk while cutting small squares of lace, asks what you are going to make with the fabric you are buying?
Excitedly you tell her about this idea you saw in Better Homes and Gardens for Lace Dyed Easter Eggs.
How they took little tiny squares of lace and cheesecloth and trim and wrapped them tightly around hard boiled eggs and closed them off with a rubber band.
Then you explain how you have to use “food coloring” not “Easter egg dye” because food coloring won’t seep beneath the fabric like the dye will.
You want to make sure she understands completely the intricacy of this project. You make sure she know that after dying the eggs to the preferred color they must be patted dry with paper towels and the rubber band carefully snipped off so that you can slowly remove the lace from the egg to reveal a lovely pattern across its surface.
You make sure she TRULY understands that you REALLY need this project to work, because it’s your blog post for the next day and if it doesn’t…you got nothin’…. and I mean NOTHIN’ else to share with your readers and you just KNOW it’s going to work and you’ll have pretty lace dyed eggs even if it takes all afternoon to make them.
And, as her eyes start to glaze over and she tilts her head quizzically at the mention of a “blog post” and “readers” you just know in the back of her mind she’s thinking….
I wonder if this strange, rambling lady knows we sell plastic eggs on aisle 12 for .79 a bag.
This project is super cute and easy but takes a little trial and error to get a distinctive pattern. Be sure to wrap your egg tightly with the lace giving a little twist before tying off with rubber band! We’re getting excited for Easter here At The Picket Fence! Stay tuned next week for some more fabulous Easter and Spring ideas!
Have a lovely “spring” weekend…remember SPRING can live in your heart…even if there is still snow on the ground!
Very cute 🙂
I saw it in BHG too but did not get around to make them. Yours are adorable! Happy Spring!
LOL!!! I’m not sure what I like better, the story or the eggs.. 🙂 But since you worked so hard I will have to say the Adorably Sweet eggs 🙂 Your pictures are lovely as always! Have a Fabulous Friday!!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
I love the lacy look! Very soft and feminine. I know what you mean by doing projects and butting up against a deadline!!! Sometimes I think that is my life!!!
This year I’m not making eggs. So I’ll save this for next year! So pretty!
Those are too pretty to eat! Thank you for sharing! I am going to give this a try.Much more fun than just dunking the eggs in the dye!
Beautiful colors and the lace adds so much elegance.
They are just so cute.
Made me remember the days when my
Grandfather would bring me and my brother
to Easter Sunday church service and we would
join the Easter egg hunt after… so fun.
Laura @ Finding Home says
I so love this project! Well done!
Jill Flory says
Your lace dyed eggs are lovely Heather! I haven’t thought of the painted eggs yet – I still have Easter dresses to make! EEEEEKKKK!
Favorite post of the week! I laughed right out loud at the part about the plastic eggs. I’m still chuckling.
But now, the project is very copy cat-able. I would love to do it.
Linda A. Young says
So pretty! I bought extra eggs so I’ll try making lace eggs!
Happy Spring and have a blessed Easter! Linda
Those eggs are beautiful and love how they turned out ! Have a blessed weekend !
Anne Lorys says
These are beautiful! I haven’t painted eggs in forever, but I’m going to try this out!
Well done brave soul. I did eggs last year (I think last year???) using men’s silk ties — another fun technique. Loved your story — not everyone understands us bloggers, right?
Love your lacy eggs . . great idea!
I enjoyed meeting you at the “Meet Up.”. (I sat next to you!).
Good luck selling your house!
Happy Easter Days . . .
These are just gorgeous, love the pastel colours. I’m planning on decorating some eggs with my little boy this week so we may try this, thank you.
crafty grandma says
lol! Still chuckling from your cute story..Growing up I remember dying the eggs in food coloring and then bringing them to the church to be blessed along with salt and pepper, some kielbasa (polish sausage), homemade bread and for sure a shot of whisky! Later years, I would polish them up with vegetable oil. Sometimes we would use beets and onion skins…then Easter we would have the Easter egg off…too much snow here for egg hunting we would only find snowballs or slush!Often it was too cold for sundresses and new hats so instead we wore our new winter hat and our new sweater. Ahh! such memories…the lace eggs look very pretty, must give it a go…I remember my son was about 5 when he made a very beautiful egg – didn’t want to break it and so I kept it for over 20 years when we moved it broke and so we had to do away with the egg…luckily it was dried up (hard-boiled egg) and didn’t smell…tfs
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Those are so pretty and feminine looking! Love them!
I was laughing so hard that I almost typed in my name as LOL! Thanks so much for the sweet story…..I don’t think that clerk will ever look at Easter eggs the same again!
Bonnie @ Uncommon says
These turned out so incredibly lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day! 😉
Laura @ Finding Home says
So crazy pretty! I will have to try it!
Kelly @ thelilypadcottage says
Love these, so pretty! Thanks for the laugh today too 🙂
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
Beautiful! I know I wouldn’t get away with lace eggs in our home full of boys but I just love the idea! xo, Kimberly
Beth@Unskinny Boppy says
LOL!! I am the .79 cents a bag lady this year! 🙂 Yours are so pretty, though!
Bernadette GRANIER says
Magnifique ! Congratulations !
nice! I use decoupage.