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Easter Eggs Basket

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

size: 7" tall

  • Easter Eggs Basket

Materials

  • White metal pail, 7” tall
  • Cardstock: Rosa; Majestic Purple
  • Stickers: Eggs & Border; White Alphabet
  • White Stitching Rub-ons
  • Assorted pink and orange ribbons

Tools

  • Double-sided tape
  • Adhesive foam squares
  • 1. Cover bottom half of pail with Majestic Purple and top half with Rosa cardstock. Adhere border stick to cover center seam.
  • 2. Apply rub-on stitching above sticker.
  • 3. Adhere egg stickers to Majestic Purple area, using foam squares for several for added dimension. Adhere alphabet stickers to spell "Easter Eggs" on Rosa area.
  • 4. Tie ribbons to handle as shown. Fill bucket as desired.
  • Egg Decorating 101 - Natural Dye for Easter Eggs
  • 1. Red: Beets; frozen raspberries (thawed); cranberries; grape juice; red onions
  • 2. Yellow: Yellow onion skins; orange peels; lemon peels; carrot tops; celery seed; ground cumin; ground turmeric
  • 3. Pale Green: Spinach leaves
  • 4. Green-Gold: Yellow Delicious apple peels
  • 5. Light Blue: Frozen blueberries (thawed) or red cabbage leaves
  • 6. Beige to Brown: Strong brewed coffee
  • Egg Decorating 101 - How to Dye Eggs
  • 1. Place hard-boiled eggs in a single layer in large pot. Pour in just enough water to cover eggs, add 1 teaspoon vinegar and desired natural dye to water. Bring water to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. (Note: For darker eggs, place in bowl, cover with dye, and let them stand overnight in refrigerator.)
  • Egg Decorating 101 - Quick Tip
  • 1. Use a white or light-colored crayon to draw desired designs on egg before placing in dye. The wax from the crayon acts as a resist, so the dye won't stick to the design.