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Friday, April 25, 2014

Shades of Blue

This year we decided to decorate our eggs a little different. 
Ombre Easter Eggs
In a shade of blue.

 I found this idea in Country Living Magazine

Country Living Magazine ~ Easter Eggs 

The boys favorite part was counting out the drops of dye.

"60 drops! Mom are you sure?"

Ombré Easter Eggs

You can create this dramatic display with just two 0.25-ounce vials of blue dye you may already have in the kitchen. Set out six 12-ounce glasses, labeled A through F. Add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons of white vinegar to each and stir, using a separate spoon for each glass. Then, mix in the color as follows: A, two drops; B, six drops; C, 10 drops; D, 20 drops; E, 45 drops; F, 60 drops. Submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. Steep for five minutes, or until you're happy with the hue, then remove and place in an empty egg carton to dry. Repeat with additional eggs (up to three dozen).

Our finished product.

Perfect Robin eggs. 

Did your family dye eggs? 
Do you have a favorite way to decorate eggs?


  1. Beautiful! Robin's egg blue is my favorite color I think! You guys did a great job!

  2. I am so enamoured of turquoise...sigh...and those are gorgeous.


  3. Ohhhh....sooo pretty!! Great job!!

  4. These are so beautiful. I didn't get to color eggs this year. I will try this next year. Have a nice weekend.

  5. What a wonderful idea - they turned out gorgeous - I'd like to do this for a decoration, period !!!

  6. that is a beautiful shade of blue!

  7. those eggs turned out really pretty. I love the idea of shades in the same color. I will need to keep this in mind, as I have never done it before

  8. Love this! I need to remember this for next year :)


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