Many families have a ritual of dyeing and decorating Easter eggs every year for the holiday. Most of the time it can be the same colors and dyeing techniques used each year. In this article you will find a few of the popular trends for 2014 and step-by-step instructions so that you can change up your Easter egg decorating this year.
1. Decorating With Rubber Bands
A popular trend this year is colorful and designed Easter eggs. Instead of just dyeing your Easter eggs one solid color, try using different sized rubber bands. Materials needed are hard boiled eggs, dye, and rubber bands of different sizes. Take an egg and position rubber bands around it and then dunk the egg in the dye. Let the egg dry and then remove the rubber bands. Left behind are cool white lines all over the egg. If you want to get different colors on the egg then continue to dip the egg in different colors. You will see designs in different colors all over the egg where the rubber bands used to be.
2. Patterned Easter Eggs
Another trend for decorating Easter Eggs is the patterned Easter egg. The materials used are hard boiled eggs, different sizes and shapes of leaves, or flowers, thin mesh netting, a twisty tie, and dye. First you take the leaves, or flowers, and cut them down to fit around the egg. Then, secure them around the egg and place the egg in the mesh netting. Close the opening tightly and secure with the twisty tie. Dunk the egg in the dye. Next, let the egg dry and then remove it from the netting and remove the leaves and flowers. The eggs will come out having some pretty neat designs.
3. Marbled Easter Eggs
Marbled Easter eggs are becoming trendy this year. Here are the materials you will need for these eggs: hard boiled eggs, a bowl filled with hot water, white vinegar, different colors of food dye, cooking oil, bowls, and spoons. First you add a tablespoon of food dye, vinegar, and oil to each one of the bowls. Make sure each bowl has enough liquid to cover the eggs, and each bowl has a different color of dye. Pick a bowl, and then quickly swirl the liquid in the bowl with a spoon, and drop the egg into it. Gently pat the egg dry and then do the same thing to the egg with 2 more different colors. Make sure to leave some of the oil on the eggs. The results will be marbled Easter eggs.