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3/31/15DIY: 4 ways to use your dyed Easter eggs!


I wanted to think of creative ways to use these eggs once they are dyed and dried other than putting them in a basket on your kitchen table.  So, my first idea? Use you can crack them in half and use them as a cute mini flower vase.

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Or similarly as salt n’ pepper holders.  You can use your fingers to get the spices out or use a cute salt spoon- that’s what they’re for!

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 I thought a garland could be quite cute strung up on the back of a chair (like my Valentine’s day chair) or on the wall or mantle.  After cracking the eggs I actually cut them around with scissors to give them a straighter more even edge.  Then, get a thin needle and thread to poke through the end of each half shell and string them up!


I know Justina is a fan of a mosaic (and tiling in general), so I used the leftover eggs shells to create a handmade Easter card…and then put a cheesy pun on it!  Ha ;)

Don’t know how to dye easter eggs? Here’s how I did it:

What you need

  • White eggs
  • Boiling Water
  • Food colouring
  • Plastic cups

What you do

  • Hard boil eggs (I actually didn’t for this project as it was easier to crack them in order to get the shape I wanted with them)
  • Fill each cup with 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Add 10 drops of food coloring (in every and all combination)
  • Lower egg into dye bath for 3-5 minutes depending on how deep you want to go with color
  • Remove colored egg and let dry in egg carton

{Project by Nicole Valentine Don for The Jungalow.}

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Photos by: Dara Tippapart

Nicole Valentine Don Nicole Valentine Don

Nicole Valentine Don is a Canadian prairie girl living in Sydney, Australia. Often affectionately known in design circles in Australia as ‘Little Nicki’. She is a stylist, maker, blogger, teacher and avid DIYer; ex-gymnast and aspiring actress. Nicole contributes DIY posts and interiors roundups to the blog on a weekly basis. Catch up with Nicole on her blog, The Transcontinental Affair.

4 responses to “DIY: 4 ways to use your dyed Easter eggs!”

  1. […] over at The Jungalow and it’s pretty cute (if I don’t say so myself).  Check it out HERE for creative ways to use your dyed Easter eggs in your […]

  2. debra says:

    Love the shell garland!

  3. […] first one is this super cute garland created by Justina Blakeney from the Jungalow to decorate the back of a chair – so easy to make, you just need to crack the eggs and cut […]

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