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Botanical Dyed Eggs

Using your Cricut vinyl as a stencil, you can create these beautiful little botanical dyed eggs as a centrepiece for your Easter Sunday Lunch.

Home Crafts

< 1 hour

Beginner

Materials

  • Scalpel
  • Long Needle or skewer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • White vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Eggs (preferably white ones)
  • Paper towels
  • Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut mat
  • Cricut Vinyl

Resources

  • Leaf (#M361B6) Boho Graphics Iron-on
  • Flowers (#M36807) Boho Graphics Iron-on
  • Flowers (#M40ABE) Botanicals

Method:

    Blowing your egg


  1. Gently swirl the point of your scalpel into the end of the egg, pushing gently until it pierces a hole.

  2. Repeat with the other end but continue to make the hole wider. Make it large enough to insert the skewer.

  3. Insert the skewer and carefully jiggle it around to break up the yolk.

  4. Place your mouth over the smaller hole end with the other hole over a bowl; gently blow in to the egg. If the yolk appears stuck, shake the egg and try the skewer again. It may take a few blows for the yolk to get moving.

  5. Now hold the smaller hole with your finger and fill the egg with water. Shake it and blow all the water out.

  6. Leave the eggs to completely dry.

Decorating the eggs

  1. To make the dye bath, mix 1tsp of food colouring (use more to intensify the colour) with 1 cup of hot water.

  2. In Cricut Design Space, cut images from vinyl. Weed the excess from the vinyl images. Place the vinyl images on the eggs and press firmly in place - be sure your eggs are very dry or the vinyl will not stick!

  3. Submerge the egg until it reaches the desired colour. Let the egg dry completely on a paper towel and remove the vinyl stencils.

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