This week I bring you … EASTER EGGS!!!! What’s that you say? It’s impossible to screw up Easter eggs? Alas. It’s not. Not even close to being impossible.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock far far away from all crafters and bloggers, then you have seen these silk tie Easter eggs from Martha Stewart:
Half the bloggers in the world have done this craft and shared it. (I first stumbled upon it at Dollar Store Crafts.) So I rushed right out to the nearest thrift store and bought 3 silk ties. Then I rushed to the general store to get some white eggs since I generally buy brown. I came home, followed the instructions carefully, unwrapped my beautiful eggs and …
That’s right! They are as white as the wind-driven snow! Yay me! Exciting Easter eggs!
The best I can figure (and this is under the advisement of one of my co-workers) is that I got ties that had been cleaned so all the dye that would normally bleed out had already done so and there was none left to bleed onto my eggs. Which makes sense. And I’m sure Martha didn’t buy silk ties from a thrift store – I’m sure hers were brand spanking new. Pshaw.
So, after my failed experiment, I decided to dye my eggs the old fashioned way. The way Jesus and His Disciples did it. I went to Wal-Mart and bought a no-fail “Magic Glitter Egg Kit”. Magic my foot.
Okay, the white stripes were on purpose. Sort of. I wrapped rubber bands around a couple of the eggs. I guess they weren’t tight enough because the die leaked under them. What? Why do I have 5 pink eggs, 1 blue egg, and one yellow egg? Well, I don’t. You are looking at a yellow egg, a blue egg, 2 pink eggs, and 3 purple eggs. Duh.
Besides my rubber band trick not working, the pink and purple ended up looking exactly the same. Then the orange didn’t take but I had already dumped out the blue dye so I had to make yet another pink egg. The yellow was pretty until I decided to glitter it (there are 3 glitter eggs in the picture). Apparently, my “Magic Glitter Stick ‘Em” rinsed most of the yellow color off. And we won’t even get into the spots on the blue egg …
There is a bit of good news though … I can safely eat my eggs without worrying about being poisoned by Chinese Easter Egg Dye Lead as seen here:
I officially give up on coloring Easter eggs.