Personalized Easter Eggs | DIY Easter Decor
These gorgeous Easter eggs boast the tiny details that are impossible to get with the usual store-bought egg decorating kits. Inspired by the beautifully decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs, Candy decided to customize an egg for each of her guests at Easter. They had a practical use as placeholders at the place setting and could also be a keepsake for years to come.
Submitted by: Candy So, a working mother of two.
Total Time Required: 1.5 hours
Empty out the egg – 2 minutes
Drawing the pattern with wax – 15 minutes+ (depending on the complexity of the pattern)
Dye the egg – 1 minute (more time if you want more than one colour)
Drying time – 1 hour
Cleaning off the wax – 1 minute
Working Time Required : 15 to 30 minutes
Project Costs: One carton of eggs ($4), Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Kit (including the dyes, writing tool and beeswax) – I have had this set for years. They cost about $20.
Materials & Tools Required:
– Carton of eggs (brown or white)
– Wax writing tool and beeswax
– Egg dyes
– Egg blower tool (optional)
– Sticks and foam base for drying
– A pencil
– Candle for heat source
a) Empty out the egg – Blow out the egg using a one-hole egg blower. Rinse out the egg and pat dry. Another option is to use a cooled hard-boiled egg.
b) Draw the pattern – use a pencil to lightly draw the guest name and pattern on the egg and then go over the pattern using the wax drawing tool. To use the wax drawing tool – Heat the head of the writing tool in the flame of the candle and scoop a small amount of beeswax into the funnel and then start writing. The fine metal tip allows you to create some intricate patterns.
c) Dye the egg – Prepare dyes by following the instructions on the package. I have tried making natural dye using vegetables and fruit but the colour is not as intense. Dip the egg into the egg dye. Brown eggs give a different tone to the dye compared to white eggs. If you want to use more than one dye, repeating step b will preserve the previous coat of dye.
d) Dry the egg – Place the dyed eggs on the stick and let dry.
e) Remove the wax – Hold the egg close to the flame of the candle until the wax begins to melt. Wipe the wax away with a paper towel.