It’s no secret we love Pinterest. Full of scrumptious recipes, great interiors tips, beautiful photography and stacks of creative inspiration, we cannot get enough.
Of course, we enjoy finding, pinning + sharing lovely stuff with you on our profile, but we thought it might be fun to bring some of those gorgeous Pinterest ideas to life. What do you think?
Every month, we’ll pick a Pinterest DIY and make it right here on the blog. We’ll share our efforts - then you share yours! Make the project then post pics with hashtag #Sticky9 and, well, it’ll be a whole load of fun :) Ready to get your DIY groove on and give it a go? Great!
Let’s make Oh Joy’s DIY Dip Dyed Easter Eggs!
You will need:
Hard-boiled eggs (we chose white eggs to make the colours more vibrant)
A bright and cheery selection of food colouring
Plastic cups or similar containers (each one big enough to fit an egg!)
Protective gloves (unless you want rainbow fingers tips)
Paper/sheeting/plastic bags - something to protect your work surface
Step by step..
Before we begin, check your hardboiled eggs have completely cooled. You might want to let them float around in cold water for a while to make sure.
While your eggs are cooling off… prepare your craft area! Cover your work surface with a protective sheet/paper/plastic bags to prevent stray food colouring ruining your lovely kitchen. Lay out your paper cups/little containers. You’ll need as many containers as you have colours.
Now you’re ready to mix your dyes. First, fill each of your plastic cups with enough warm water to immerse an egg. Then add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup. Next, add approximately 20 drops of food colouring to each cup. (The colours you use are totally up to you). Now stir!
It’s time to dip dye your eggs :) Wearing protective gloves, dip the end of one of your eggs in to one of your plastic colour cups. The longer you allow the egg to stay in the dye, the deeper the colour will be.
When you’re satisfied you’ve achieved the shade you want, remove the egg from the dye and gently pat dry with some kitchen roll. Once your dye has dried, dip the other end of the egg into a different colour cup. Again, once you’re satisfied the egg has been in the dye long enough, pat dry with kitchen roll.
Continue to dip your eggs - experimenting with colour combos and dipping at different angles. You can create some really beautiful effects.
Don’t forget to take some snaps of your finished results! We’re dyeing to see! (Apologies). Hashtag your photos #Sticky9 on Instagram so we can find you.