Botanical Easter Eggs

April 14, 2017

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Don’t mind me, just over here squeezing in my Easter egg post…two days before Easter.  Whoops!  We’re about a month out from our wedding and I still have a long list of to-do’s so I’m just gonna go ahead and blame it on that.  Anyway, it’s really no biggie that this DIY for botanical Easter eggs is late because I’m guessing you already have everything you need in (or just outside) you’re house.

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Botanical Print Eggs with Natural Dye

Using the natural egg dye from last year’s post, I took it up a notch by adding in leaf and flower petal prints. [Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs] After trying this out I found the flower petals worked best.  You can also use herbs like parsley and cilantro.

What you’ll need
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Natural Egg Dye
  • Nylon Stockings
  • Twine
  • Leaves, Flower Petals, Herbs
  • Small Bowl of Water
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush

Cut your nylon stockings into about 5 inch squares, make sure they’ll fully cover the egg.  Paint the surface of the egg with a small amount of water and place on your leaf or petal.  Then go over the petal with a bit more water to help it stay in place.  Next, stretch the nylon square over the egg and tie off with twine.  Dunk your egg into the dye, making sure it is fully immersed.  When using natural dye, likes teas and turmeric, the longer you let the egg sit, the deeper the coloring will be.  Once you’ve reached your desired color, remove egg from dye and place on a paper towel.  Snip off of the twine and nylon and peel away the leaf/petal.  Let fully dry.botanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braids

no dye leaf print eggs

For the remainder of the eggs I decided to skip the dye and use mod podge to adhere the greenery and petals.  Besides these being super easy to make – they’re mess free!  I love the simple, natural look these have.

What you’ll need
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Leaves, Flower Petals, Herbs
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush

Using a small paint brush add some mod podge to the surface of the egg.  Place your leaf/petal on the egg and fully cover with more mod podge.  Let dry.  That’s it!botanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braidsbotanical easter eggs_twine and braids

Enjoy!

Meghan

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