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A little while ago, while thinking of Easter crafts and projects, I came up with an idea to dye eggs with lace. I'd seen lots of content about dyeing eggs with silk scarves, but I wanted to try something different. I wasn't even sure how it would work. Dan and I both thought, in my kinda hashing out my plan to him, that the dye would just bleed right through the lace. Well, I'm happy to say that my Easter eggs didn't turn out too shabby after all! In fact, I'd love to share with you how to dye eggs with lace because you'll end up with some really pretty spring creations.Believe me, I had my doubts, but the designs the lace left on the eggs were really pretty.
Supplies Needed to Dye Eggs with Lace
You'll need just a few inexpensive supplies. Besides the egg dye and the eggs, I used things I had stuffed away in my craft area and hair styling supplies. You'll need the following:
- Eggs, boiled and cooled to room temperature
- Egg Dyeing Kit (I used a simple PAAS kit)
- Lace strips about 4-6 inches long (how many depends on how many eggs you're dyeing)
- Tiny rubber bands
- Paper towels and cups for dyeing
Instructions for How to Dye Eggs with Lace
Once your eggs are boiled and room temperature, mix your egg dye according to the package directions. Cut your lace strips; you can buy lace, but I actually found an old lace hairband to cut up and some lace I had stored away. You can even use strips of old curtains, tablecloths, whatever you have on hand. (Now the paper lace I have in the photo above did not work, and I did not use it, so stick with good old fashioned lace, just a note.)
Wrap your egg in the lace, wrapping the strip around your egg and then bringing the ends of the lace together and twisting like you would a bread twisty tie. Secure with a rubber band.
Now you're ready to begin the dyeing process. Just add your lace covered egg to whichever color you prefer, and let the dye do its magic. I let mine sit for about 10-15 minutes. When the eggs have finished, remove them from the dye, remove the lace, and you should have beautiful designs from the lace on your eggs. This particular egg had a rose design from the lace.Just pat the egg dry, and set it on a paper towel to dry completely. Then enjoy your lace dyed Easter eggs!
I wanted to know if anyone else had tried this before me; in fact, I'd seen designs like this on Pinterest. And, of course, Martha Stewart had, so if you want more of a visual, watch her video tutorial where she walks you through the steps. It's actually really simple.
Can't dye eggs just yet? Pin it for later!