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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2007 11:44:59 PM »

Wow. What a response!

To answer a few questions:

I did the blue eggs with a packet of easter egg dye I found at a deli. I think it's Russian so I can't read the name. The packet is pictured with the eggs.

To blow the eggs you make a small hole at each end using a pin. I make my holes a few millimetres,or 1/8" to 1/4", in diameter. Start the hole by sticking the pin straight through the shell several times in a little circle, enlarge and neaten the hole by carefully chipping away at the edges. Blow out the contents then suck a little clean water into the egg from a glass as if the egg is a straw. Shake it around and blow the water out. Repeat a couple of times to clean the inside of the egg.

You don'd need to dry them before removing the stocking. Just wait for them to cool or run cold water into the pot.

The eggs are still pretty strong. If you are carefull with them and store them in an egg carton between Easters then you can keep them forever without breaking. My mum has a huge collection of dyed and painted eggs. She displays some in a bowl, some in egg cups and some hanging.

To hang the eggs, tie a piece of ribbon or thread around a piece of toothpick and insert it into one of the holes. I used scissors to score the toothpick in the middle so that the ribbon didn't slip off.

One other tip: You don't need to buy onions. There are usually plenty of loose skins around the onions at the supermarket.

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007 12:28:55 AM »

Genious. Absolutely genious!! I have never seen such beautiful easter eggs until thses ones! XD Just fantastic! <33 I think I will end up trying this!

« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2007 02:22:35 AM »

Thank you for the tip, they are beautiful!

If only my boyfriend's family celebrated Easter, I would know just what to make his mum....ah well, I will make some for my mum instead. She'll adore them!
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2007 02:58:58 AM »

Wow those are very pretty! Definitely something to put in my bookmarks:)

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2007 05:36:43 AM »

Thanks for sharing a beautiful project with a wonderful tutorial!

When life gives you lemons, make cocktails! Grin
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007 05:39:06 AM »

Thank you so much for sharing this.

« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007 06:10:54 AM »

Those are so cool! WOW. I am going to try this soon!

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007 06:26:41 AM »

You know, my grandma used to do the same thing. And her eggs were just as beautiful als yours! Sadly, she never got a chance to tell me how she did it...thanks to your tut I can finally make some of my grandma's easter eggs this year!  Cheesy

« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2007 06:46:11 AM »

how very pretty! Thanks for posting!

« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2007 07:44:50 AM »

My mom and I do the same thing every Easter, except we don't blow the eggs out and make them into ornaments we just eat them.  We also make ones where you cover each egg with onion skins and then wrap them with pantyhose.  The eggs come out really marbled and cool looking.  Its amazing how many different colors can come out of plain onion skins.  The people at the grocery store always think I'm crazy when I poke around the onion bin looking for loose skins until I explain to them what I'm using it for.  I never end up getting charged for the onion skins. 
Here is a picture of how the onion skin wrapped eggs turn out I found online.

One year I tried to make dye out of beets and it didn't work at all.  I hear red cabbage works well though for a purpleish color.

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