I’m getting of to a late start this morning but sometimes that happens. All is well in my hood, I’m pretty excited to share these creative egg decorating tutorials with all of you, I really don’t have much else to say so lets jump in.
What you need:
- Tissue paper
- Printer paper
- Clear drying glue
- Paint brush
- Pick out your picture
- This was pretty easy for me, I wanted a fun head shot of myself making my signature silly faces
- Cut tissue paper into 4s
- Try cutting along the creases to make printing easier
- Table tissue paper to center of printer paper, make it as tight as possible
- Feed tissue paper-printer paper into printer and print picture
- Do a few test runs to so what size you need to shrink your photo, I scaled mine down to 20% in my printer options and that worked for me.
- Everything depends on the size of your eggs, sadly I had smaller eggs so I didn’t have much space to work with
- This was the hardest part for me, my black ink bled on most of my pictures but a few came out great
- Pour your glue into a paper cup or bowl
- Carefully remove tissue from printer paper, CAREFULLY!!!
- Remove any extra layers of tissue if needed
- You should have a very thin picture
- Cut tissue picture close to picture but not too close
- Using your paint brush, brush a thin layer of glue on egg
- Carefully place you picture
- Seal edges of picture with glue and paint-brush
- Allow to set for 10-15 minutes
Silk Tie Dyed Eggs
What you need:
Silk ties – make sure that they are 100% silk
White fabric – pillow case, old t-shirt etc
twist ties or rubber bands
The eggs will not be perfect and it looks pretty cool
- I purchased a few silk ties from the thrift store, they were only $1.50 and some of the ugliest ties I’ve ever seen!
- Flip ties over and cut down center to open them up
- Remove/cut out the lining of tie
- Place 1-1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar in deep pot and bring it to a boil
- Place raw egg on the wide part of your tie, you don’t need the entire tie so you can cut it just make sure to leave enough to fully wrap the egg
- Lay egg on the color side so colors will easily transfer to egg
- Wrap egg tight and secure it with rubber band or twist ties
- *Make sure tie fabric comes in contact with entire egg
- Now wrap them in white fabric and secure again with rubber band or twist ties
- Carefully place eggs in boiling water and boil for 10 minutes
- Once done boiling allow eggs to cool,
- Then unwrap and see what’s inside!
That’s all today folks!