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DIY Tea Stained & Blue & Speckled Eggs

by | Mar 29, 2010 | Creative Inspiration & Projects, spring decorating | 33 comments

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Instructions for how to make tea stained, blue & speckled eggs
can be found over at Southern Living.

More spring & Easter ideas:


Decoupage Easter Eggs
Easter Centerpieces & Placecards

Easter Decorating & Traditions

Are you coloring eggs this week?

Photo: Southern Living

shared at Kimba’s DIY day


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    Oh my. These WILL be made at my house this week.

    And my daughter WILL say… “those aren’t even pretty.”

    And I WILL say… “I LOVE THEM!”

    And she will say, “You don’t even know what’s pretty. When I am a mom, I will paint all the walls in my house pink and purple and black… and anything else that my kids want me to do. And my Easter eggs will NOT look like that.”

    And I WILL say, “You’re gonna be sooooo cool.”

    :-) Thanks for the link to Rhoda’s un-cool eggs.

    .-= seriouslyahomemaker´s last blog ..My First Egg =-.

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    Wow, I just clicked over and: These are way easier than I thought they would be AND they aren’t Rhodas. :-) Southern Living vs. Southern Hospitality. details.
    .-= seriouslyahomemaker´s last blog ..My First Egg =-.

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    We are going to silk dye some and color some the old fashioned way- with PAAS, lol.
    .-= mrs. parker´s last blog ..on my spring soundtrack… =-.

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    Yes, we are and we have plain old PAAS! I love this, I’m going to have to try it! So pretty :)
    .-= Angela @ Homegrown Mom´s last blog ..Giveaway Week: Garnish =-.

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    Oh-so-pretty and oh-so-springy! Love them! I can’t wait to color Easter eggs this week, but I’m guessing ours will have splatter paint and Transformers stickers. Oh well! :)
    .-= jennykate´s last blog ..Friend Makin’ Monday – I ♥ SPRING! =-.

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    I did this – this past weekend. :-) Blew the eggs out and hung them with ribbon on pussy willow branches in a French bucket. Lovely. :-) Starting with brown eggs gives an even richer color.

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    These are beautiful! Speckled eggs are my favorite. I just put some out this weekend in a glass pedestal dish on a bed of reindeer moss. I’ve never thought to dye eggs with tea though. I will definitely have to give that a try!

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    You know I’ve never been inspired to color eggs, I either think they are ugly (think drugstore dye variety) or I don’t have the patience (think ukrainian wax decorated eggs, so beautiful and intricate). These I love and it looks like I might actually be able to do it!!
    .-= Hip Hip Gin Gin´s last blog ..Simple Pleasures =-.

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    Absolutely beautiful! Definitely going to have to try this!

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    Love them! I am dying at Angie’s comment. I was that exact little girl and I’m pretty sure I hurt my Mom’s feelings a time or two.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..A visit with Baby Dori =-.

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    Yes! As soon as I get to Target to pick up some 99 cents a dozen eggs! These are beautiful…Janell

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    Have you tried using onion skins? Just pour some hot water over onion skins and steep the eggs for a couple of hours. Red onions give a terrific purplish colour. And the eggs look marbled. These are too gorgeous and easy not to try.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..Canada Blooms: A Few of My Favorite Things =-.

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    HOW could I not have just thought of this on my own? What a great idea!!!

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    I painted and decoupaged some paper mache eggs. Stop over and see them, you may want to give it a try too. My other idea was to paint the paper eggs blue and speckle them brown like you have here. Great minds think alike right?!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..I did it, I made the decoupaged Easter eggs! =-.

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    Even though the kids are gone, I still love to dye Easter eggs. I will try this!
    .-= Renae´s last blog ..Tuft Love! =-.

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    I think the reason these draw me in so much is that they look like natural bird eggs…a gift from God!!! Where the concept came from… :)

    Thank you for bringing us back to the amazing natural beauty!!! I love those!!! Happy Holy Week!!

    Joyfully in Jesus,

    Mary Joy
    .-= Mary Joy @ Life Moments´s last blog ..It’s a GIRL!!! =-.

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    Yes, and I’ll be using onion skins both red and yellow. Love those blue eggs!
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..An Evening Out =-.

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    Such beauties those eggs! I would hunt for these.
    .-= katy´s last blog ..No more Baker 5 =-.

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    Such fun!

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    Beautiful! I love the simple and more natural look of these. I wasn’t going to color eggs this year because my kiddos are–in their minds– too old for coloring eggs.
    .-= desiree@lookiloos´s last blog ..Growing Family Downsizing with Style =-.

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    Love those eggs-they are adorable- I just can’t keep up with all of the great ideas.. They look like real eggs- how perfect for a gift basket for someone.. So Cute. We will be giving it a try today while coloring eggs.
    LOVE YOUR BLOG! will be becoming a FOllower.. YOur VerY Inspiring.

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    Very beautiful though my favorite type of egg designs for Easter is the Ukranian Pansky.
    .-= Chris´s last blog .. =-.

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    I adore the way this carton of blue speckled eggs looks! Kind of like antique splatterware tin coffeepots? Way cool. My niece is taking her kids to the White House Easter Egg Hunt this weekend and I’ll bet the eggs on the lawn will not be THIS pretty! Love your blog. :)
    .-= Katy´s last blog ..FENG SHUI FOR SANDRA BULLOCK =-.

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    But did you see the eggs – lovely blue/turquoise that my hens laid? Just in time for Easter :-)

    Blessings on you dear friend!
    .-= lylah ledner´s last blog ..Going, Going, Going, Gone =-.

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    Beautiful!!! I don’t have small children anymore, either, but love to color eggs. I colored some a couple of years ago using red cabbage, which turned the eggs blue, much like your photo, but it takes a lot longer.

    Question: You just use water and the food color drops, no vinegar?


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