How-To Make Easter Vases out of Dyed Egg Shells
Posted on 31 March 2017
Get creative and celebrate Easter this year with a pop of color, sparkles, and flowers! Dying eggs has always been a family tradition in my household for years, but this year we're trying new ways to glam our dinning room table for the month.
I added Natural White Football Mums to my egg vase because they are unique long- lasting flowers that wouldn't tip over my egg vases.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bunch of Chrysanthemums in the color of your choice (See Pompom Cushion Daisies, Football Mums, or Button Pompom Mums)
- 1 egg per vase
- Paper towel or newspaper
- Bowl or cup deep enough to completely submerge an egg
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Liquid food coloring
- 1 cup of sugar
Step 1: Hydrate your flowers
Cut your stem tips diagonally and place in a container of fresh water to hydrate for 2-3 hours prior to crafting.
Step 2: Boil your eggs
Crack your egg at the top leaving a small circular opening roughly 1" in diameter and remove the insides of the egg, but saving one egg white for later. Boil your eggs for about 5 minutes to harden the shell.
Step 3: Dye your eggs
Fill a large mug with the mixture of water, vinegar, and food coloring. I used 15 drops of food coloring to get light pastel colors and 20 drops for darker hues. Leave your eggs in the mixture for 5 minutes or until desired shade is reached.
Carefully remove the egg and set aside on a dry on a surface.
Step 4: Just add sugar
Once dried, coat your egg in egg white liquid and roll them in sugar. This gives the eggs an sparkly all-natural look.
Step 5: Form a base + Add Flowers
Once your eggs are dry you have the option of placing your eggs in small egg cups or hot gluing your eggs to a base such as a serving platter or tray. Once secure add a little water to each egg and then have fun adding flowers!
The boys asked that their eggs not have any glitter and be in their favorite colors- blue and red!
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