Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Treats (A to Z)


We learned today that I stink when it comes to dying Easter eggs. I've got no talent for it what so ever and have the whole smurf thing going on now. 
Not my eggs



So. It all started when I saw this photo of some rubber band eggs and I thought....THAT IS AWESOME!...and decided I had to give it a try. Yeah. Mine. Not so much. First, how they got the dye that vibrant is beyond me. The colors are gorgeous! 

B, how in the world did they manage to get so many rubber bands wrapped around those eggs so nicely. I killed 3 eggs trying to get my rubber bands on them and for the most part my rubber bands would go on then fling right off. There are rubber bands all over my kitchen! The dog kept looking up at me like "ma, really? what are you doing?"


This is where we started. 

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So tidy. So optimistic. So hopeful and determined to have some kickass Easter eggs. Yes, well. 
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That's what I ended up with. Huh. I do like the pink one actually. It was the first one I did with the rubber bands and I left it simple. The others that got dipped in multiple colors kinda ended up some funky kinda colors. First attempt at rubber band eggs...not all that impressive. I really want to know how they got those colors. That's what gets me the most. Maybe not adding water to the dye? Using multiple color tablets and only vinegar? I'm going to have to play around with this again I think. 

Moving on from eggs...I saw these on Pintrest and oh.my.goodness are they darling!?! Finally something to do with all those peeps! I love em!

Bwahahaha.
The melty version would totally freak me out if I were a little kid but I thought the ears flopping out were hilarious! They were pretty tasty too!

Alright people. Let me have those egg dying tips. I want some awesome eggs next year. What am I doing wrong here?

18 comments:

  1. Well, I certainly cannot give you any awesome egg-dyeing tips because I am a "solid color egg-dyer." :) However, I can give you a helpful tip! *Give yourself more credit?* Those are some eggcellent eggs you got there!

    Happy Easter
    Mandy @ The Chockboard

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    1. Aw well thank you Mandy. They didn't turn out too bad for my first try. They are very strategically placed though so you can't see all the crumbly bits I caused ;) hehe.

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  2. I think your eggs look fantastic!

    My egg dying skills are very limited. I boil them in tea so that they go even more brown and then paint a face on them ;-)

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    1. Oh that's such a neat idea Denise! I'd never thought of boiling them in tea. Interesting. I bet they're pretty cute with little faces painted on!

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  3. I'm just a plain Jane egg dyer...tablets and vinegar and maybe I get a tad artistic with a crayon before dipping them in the vinegar and tablet dye. Hope you get some great tips, but I sure thought your pictures were great!
    Hugs~

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    1. Aw thanks. I'm usually a plain Jane dyer too. Do you add water to your tablets and vinegar or just use straight vinegar? Maybe that's where I went wrong. I had 3T vinegar and 1/2 cup water in mine.

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  4. I tried the thing with the rubber bands last year. Total desaster. Yours actually look really good!
    What I usually do is wrapping the eggs in tissue (not too much though), securing it with a rubber band then dyeing them. Gives them a nice uneven color and there's not too much that can go wrong.

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    1. Haha. Glad I'm not the only one. I kept looking at my rubber bands going "it's either you or me". One of us just wasn't doing it right :)

      I love the tissue idea. I bet those turn out quite pretty. Will have to give that a try next time :)

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  5. I wonder how thin strips of masking tape would work? I think the brightness of the color depends on how long it the egg sits in the dye. I think your eggs look great.

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    1. Hm. That really might be the way to go. Especially with the ends of the eggs. No way were my rubber bands doing anything like that.

      I think I'm going to have to buy a bunch of dye once they go on clearance and tackle these again.

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  6. Found your link on the A to Z blog hop and was drawn in by the "herding cats" title. I always liken getting kids to go in one direction is like herding drunken sheep! :) Laughed out loud at the melty peep s'more! Maybe next year try Peeps Sushi?

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    1. hhaha. Herding drunken sheep! Love that :) And oh my word Peeps Sushi?!? I had to go look that up. I am SOO doing that next year. That's just awesome! Thanks for coming over Jess

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  7. I think your eggs are Adorable, Beautiful, Creative, Darling and look totally Edible!

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    1. Nicely done daxkitten. Nicely done ;) And thank ya :)

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  8. I actually think the multicolor eggs look really cool and abstract! I'm pretty sure you did better than I could. I haven't dyed eggs in years and I don't think I have the time. Maybe next year.

    I also adore those peep smores I've seen around. Poor bunny hehe.

    xoxo Lloralye @ Adorning Schemes A to Z

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    1. Aw well thanks :) The eggs are definitely growing on me. I'm going to grab some new rubber bands and play around some more with them. Maybe by next year I'll have em figured out!

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  9. Buahahahaha indeed! I love the road kill look of that green Peep! Hilarious!

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    1. Next year I'm going to have to pick up some other colors too. Ive never known what to do with a Peep before. Not they might just be my favorite Easter treat ;)

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