Ways to Dye or Decorate Easter Eggs

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It all started with my Easter graphic.Happy Easter Greeting from Pat Starnes

 

The crisp colors of rainbow dyed eggs in this Easter greeting reminded me of Easters past, dying eggs with McCormick food and Easter Egg dye along with a spoonful of vinegar and having an old fashioned egg hunt in the backyard.

 

The girls have all but outgrown the tradition of finding Easter Eggs, but I wanted ONE more memory with the youngest granddaughter.

 

I got on Pinterest looking for creative ways to dye eggs. There was a shaving cream approach, a baking soda method, glitter eggs, decoupage eggs, silk tie dyed eggs, washi tape eggs, etc. There were many varieties, and I experimented with a couple of options until I resorted to the  tried and true method; the one I remembered from childhood, McCormick dye mentioned above. Fortunately there was a packet in the pantry, which saved a return trip to the store.

 

Click here for my Pinterest Easter board for dying eggs

 

So, in combination of plastic eggs filled with candy and a few dyed and decoupaged hard boiled eggs for munching mid-afternoon, the Easter Hunt is planned. We'll be hiding eggs on the porch overlooking the golf course. Potted plants and overturned pots will make hiding and finding eggs quick and easy!

 

Whatever you do to celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful and Blessed Easter.

 

Happy Easter!

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Pat, my  Grandfather was an artist and my Mother inherited the Gene....she would hand paint every egg... I wish I had pictures to share.... my father used to help her blow out the raw egg from the shell so the decorations were not the standard "boil" and "paint" kind... me the gene never reached but Diane loves hard boiled painted eggs... so I just get the  painting kit  from the store and the painting I do is mediocre to lousy but she loves it anyway....

Apr 20, 2019 10:30 PM #1
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Hand painted eggs are beautiful if you have that talent. I'm sure you do fine Endre Barath, Jr. . I waited until the last minute so I had to resort to easier options. Happy Easter to you and Diane.

Apr 20, 2019 10:37 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Pat no my mother had it... I am like you and yours probably look better than what I created:)Endre

Apr 20, 2019 10:50 PM #3
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter Day.... my gang and I will be headed to Cape Cod this morning with other family members meeting us there.... fun ahead today....NO REAL ESTATE!!!!

Apr 21, 2019 02:15 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Happy Easter to you, Pat, and all of your family. It's been years since I painted eggs... and our youngest grandchild is 20 years old and in college, so not even home for the holiday. But I loved painting eggs when I was growing up and to this day collect painted Russian eggs.

Apr 21, 2019 04:01 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I love Pinterest, and I hadn't considered going there to look for Easter egg ideas.  My family celebrated a day early (yesterday).  There was about 18 of us.  Good food, a humongous egg hunt, and good cheer.  I'm wiped out today.  I suspect it's from the sugar letdown after a massive sugar high.

Apr 21, 2019 04:30 AM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Pat, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 21, 2019 04:31 AM #7
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I usually decorate eggs, but for some reason, didn' get around to it this year. I certainly would if my grand children were around.  My sister's grandkids are coming, so at least there will be little ones around. I'm sure she has the egg mission covered. :) 

Apr 21, 2019 06:31 AM #8
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Barbara Todaro - Cape Cod sounds like a PERFECT way to spend Easter. Enjoy!

Apr 21, 2019 07:48 AM #9
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Nina Hollander - Happy Easter to you and your family. I hope my granddaughter will humor me one more year as she is almost a teenager. I will miss dying and decorating eggs for her. Have a blessed day!

Apr 21, 2019 07:50 AM #10
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Pinterest is my go-to site for decorating ideas of any flavor, Myrl Jeffcoat . I experimented with a dyed cornstarch powder (used for color runs) but wasn't pleased with the results. I decorated a few eggs by using rubber bands tied around the eggs before dipping.

I had already eaten ALL the Easter candy so had to buy more yesterday. Maybe my family will help get rid of it today!

Thanks for the feature, I appreciate it!

 

Apr 21, 2019 07:55 AM #11
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It's so much fun and brings back wonderful memories, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD. Hope you and Bernie have a great day. Happy Easter!

Apr 21, 2019 07:56 AM #12
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Hi Pat,
I don't have local grandkids so haven't decorated eggs for eons.  I'm sure it's gotten a lot fancier than in my day.  Happy Easter!

Apr 21, 2019 08:05 AM #13
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Pat I hope you and your family had a happy and blessed Easter today.

Apr 21, 2019 03:30 PM #14
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Good morning Pat - I have not done that in a while.  Hopefully in the future when I have grandchildren.

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