So many years of fond memories come to mind when it's time to decorate Easter eggs. Coming up with fresh and pretty designs is always so much fun. Today we are making beautiful shabby chic Easter eggs with beet juice and hand-drawn accents. This Easter egg decorating tutorial is super easy and you most likely already have what you need on hand to get your Easter eggs perfect.
For those who would like to try your hand at drawing pretty roses, this will be a tutorial you will absolutely love. We had so much fun decorating these eggs this year and they are perfect for a cottage chic or shabby theme.
6 hard boiled eggs
4 large beets
Markers 3 shades of pink and one green
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 them simmer for about 20 minutes.
With a fine mesh strainer, strain your beets (add them to your salad for dinner later, yum) and add in 1.5 tbsp of vinegar. Vinegar helps the dye bind to your egg. Let cool.
Place your eggs in a container like a bread loaf pan, and cover them with the beet juice. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. If you want your eggs a lighter pink shade, remove them sooner. For darker eggs, let them sit long as desired, even up to overnight.
Dry off your eggs being careful not to rub off the beet dye too much.
Get your markers ready. I took off all of the lids and stood them in a glass so they were ready for each step.
Start off with coloring a circle with the lightest pink marker. Then take the next shade and go over the same circle a bit adding more depth of color. Finally, with your darkest pink shade add even more color.
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!
Now take your green marker and color on some leaves, and then go over them again with your black fine tip marker.
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.
Well, that's it! Keep on going until all of your eggs are perfectly decorated with these pretty roses. This Easter egg tutorial is right up there with some of our favorites because it's super fun to do and anyone can try this.
Watch how these pretty rose Easter eggs come to life in the video tutorial below.