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BML Guest Post – Jessica from My World Made By Hand

HiPpItY hOpPiTy…
Easter’s On It’s Way
And I am Guest Blogging for a day!
Hi!  My name is Jessica from My World Made By Hand
and I’m SuPeR dUpEr ExCiTeD to be here!
As a working mother of four I know how important it is to spend as much time with
your babies as you possibly can ~ so when Michele asked for help
with her blog while on maternity leave I didn’t think twice!
A big CoNgRaTs to her and her little bundle and
BiG tHaNk YoU to her for allowing me this wonderful
opportunity to reach out to her WoNdErFuL readers!
Okay, enough ChItTy ChAtTy
let’s get DoWn and DiRty with some homemade egg dyes!

I take an egg, all shiny white, and then I dip it out of sight.

I leave it there within the cup, then after 20 minutes, I pick it up.
Oh my! It’s a lovely shade of green…the prettiest darn Easter egg  I’ve ever seen!
It all starts with an egg…most likely more than one…and a pot of boiling water!  Now let me share a little tidbit I know about boiling eggs…it’s a family secret so after I tell you I’m gonna have to…well, you know what I mean…
Bring water to boil with your eggs in the pot.  Make sure the water covers all of the eggs.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Turn the heat off, cover, and leave the pot sitting on the range for 15 minutes.  Place pot under sink faucet, turn on luke warm water and begin filling the pot.  After a minute or so, turn the tap to cold and fill until the water in the pot is cold.  Leave the eggs in the pot for another five minutes.
And there you have it…perfectly boiled eggs EVERY time!
To make the dyes you will need:
White vinegar
Food coloring
{red, blue, yellow and green}
I use Wilton Gel Icing Color but you can use regular food coloring as well.
I like this because it’s very rich in color, it’s easy to work with
and sometimes you get some interesting textures.
The recipes below all call for ‘drops’ of food coloring.  The gel coloring doesn’t exactly ‘drip’ or ‘drop’ so I have to improvise a little.  I have found that a scoop {similar to the one in the picture to the left} is about the same as 5 drops.
In plastic cups add:
3/4 cup of water
1 tbsp. white vinegar
Food coloring
Tip – let sit for a few minutes before dropping your eggs in the mixture…you may even want to stir them just a little.
bRiGhT bLuE
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15 drops of blue
 FuN FuChSiA
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18 drops of red
2 drips of blue
Have you ever seen this kind of coloring come from those store bought dyes?  dOuBtFuL!!!
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17 drops of green
3 drops of blue
Not your everyday green….
PeRfEcTlY pLuM
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10 drops of red
4 drops of blue
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25 droprs of red
2 drops of blue
LuScIoUs LiMe
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24 drops of yellow
4 drops of green
I’ve always LoVeD lime green…

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15 drops of yellow
PuRpLe PeOpLe EaTeR
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15 drops of blue
5 drops of red
This one always turns out to be my FAVE!
OrAnGe SuNsEt
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17 drops of yellow
3 drops of red
For some reason…yellow and red don’t get along…BUT looks FaNtAbUlOuS anyways…
Okay…so what do y’all think?
Pretty perty eh?
Let the eggs dry and you’re all done {{phew}}
Additional combos
Cantaloupe ~ 24 drops of yellow and 2 drops of red
Spearmint ~ 12 drops of green, 6 drops of yellow, 2 drops of blue
Raspberry ~ 14 drops of red, 6 drops of blue
Grape ~ 17 drops of blue, 3 drops of red
Jungle Green ~ 14 drops of green, 4 drops of yellow
Looks like the Easter Bunny approves!
Now…HOP on over to My World Made By Hand
and check out all of my other crafty creations…hope to see you there!Be sure and enter my giveaway…
Supplies to make your own wooden peeps!

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Monday 4th of April 2011

I Love how rich the colors are! Thanks for sharing! GreenZebraCrafts


Sunday 3rd of April 2011

Oh wow! I love the bright colors. So pretty!

Gloria Westerman

Saturday 2nd of April 2011

Thank you so much for this....I am so tried of the same old colors I will take your recipe's and make some beautiful color eggs this thank you again.....

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand

Saturday 2nd of April 2011

Please do :-)...and be sure to enter my giveaway while there.


~ LeAnne

Saturday 2nd of April 2011

This is wonderful! I have the Wilton icing colors & wondered what to do with all of them. Now I know!! Will definitely be checking out your blog. :)

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