So many years of fond memories come to mind when it's time to decorate Easter eggs. Coming up with fresh and pretty spring Easter Egg designs is always so much fun! So we have some beet dyed Easter Egg decorating ideas for you to try!
Today we are decorating beautiful shabby chic Easter eggs with beet juice and hand-drawn rose accents. This beet-dyed Easter egg decorating tutorial is super easy and you most likely already have what you need on hand to get your Easter eggs perfect, and we are so happy to share this design idea for decorating Easter eggs with you!
*Video for dying and drawing roses on these Easter eggs at the bottom of this article
For those who would like to try your hand at drawing pretty roses on your Easter Eggs, this will be a tutorial you will absolutely love. We had so much fun decorating these beet-dyed Easter eggs and they are perfect for a cottage chic or shabby Easter theme. Plus, if you are trying to be more eco-friendly, this recipe is a natural, eco-friendly idea for painting your Easter eggs using beet juice!
1. Chop up 4 beets and put them into a saucepan with 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn down to medium heat and let beets simmer for about 20 minutes.
2. With a fine mesh strainer, strain your beets (can add them to your salad for dinner later, yum) and add in 1.5 tbsp of white vinegar. Vinegar helps the beet dye bind to your egg. Let cool.
3. Place your hard boiled eggs in a container like a bread loaf pan, and cover them with the beet juice. Let eggs sit in the beet juice for 20-30 minutes to dye them. If you want your Easter eggs a lighter pink shade, remove them sooner. For darker eggs, let them sit long as desired, even up to overnight.
4. Dry off your beet-dyed Easter eggs, being careful not to rub the beet dye too much or it will come off the egg.
5. Get your markers ready to decorate the beet-dyed Easter eggs. I took off all of the lids off and stood them in a glass so they were ready for each step.
6. Start off with coloring a circle on your beet-dyed Easter egg with the lightest pink marker. Then take the next marker shade and go over the same circle a bit adding more depth of color.
Finally, with your darkest pink shade add even more color.
7. Next, take your black fine liner and make a circle.
Keep this pattern going until your circle gets smaller and smaller. Now you have simple and whimsical roses!
8. Now take your green marker and color some leaves on your beet-dyed Easter egg, and then go over them again with your black fine tip marker.
9. Lastly, take your Sharpie paint pen and paint on little white dot details. The Sharpie paint pen is perfect for this because the dots come out so smoothly, but you can use regular acrylic paint too with a toothpick.
We are big fans of these Sharpie Pens. If you want to learn more about them or what else you can use them for, be sure to check out our unboxing and review of them here!
Well, that's it! Keep on going until all of your beet-dyed Easter eggs are perfectly decorated with these pretty roses.
This beet-dyed Easter egg tutorial is right up there with some of our favorites because it's super fun to do and anyone can try this. Plus, how fun would this be to get your kids involved in making beet-dyed Easter eggs with shabby chic roses?!
Watch how these pretty beet-dyed rose Easter eggs come to life in the video tutorial below!
We love when we get to combine eco-friendly, natural resources in our art and craft projects. Especially with these beautiful Easter Eggs. We hope you love them too!
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