Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A New Look for Easter Eggs: Jewel Tones

If you are looking for lots of, or any, great Easter crafts, this is not the right blog for you.
At least not this year.
To be completely honest, I just remembered yesterday that I need to get some stuff for the kids' Easter baskets.  Easter prep just isn't at the top of my priority list right now.
We've been reading the parts of the Easter story, and spending time preparing our hearts, but aside from that, my mind is in other places.

Other places like, baby #4 will be here in 2 months and if I don't get these closets cleaned out, things organized, and do something about our room to name a few, I will feel even more overwhelmed when baby arrives.  
It's that whole nesting thing.  Which for me looks more like crazy cleaning and organizing than making cute things for the baby's room.  It's just that way I am.
I mean, who wants to bring baby home to a messy, disorganized house?
Yes, I am slightly distracted.  Slightly frazzled.  And slightly tired at the end of each day.
W will be dyeing eggs.
And to prove how utterly behind I am in life, I am recycling last year's pictures.
But they are still just as pretty.
And we'll be doing them again this year.

Jewel Tone Eggs.

Aren't they beautiful?  
We tried them last year for the first time and I was smitten. (got the idea in Sunset magazine)
Don't get me wrong, I love the traditional pastel Easter egg colors.
I adore them actually.  But there is just something about the deeper, richer colors of these jewel tone eggs that I love also.

Maybe it's a real, red Easter egg that gets me.  
I really think they are lovely.

It doesn't take much effort to make these eggs.
Just buy a carton of brown eggs along with your white eggs and you are set.
Of course you need the dye too.
We use the plain, old Paas dying kit.  
I still love the way those dye tablets fizz when you add the vinegar.

Put the brown eggs in alongside the white and look at how differently the eggs take on the color of the dye.  The kids really like that part.
I've been dyeing eggs every Easter since I can remember and it never, ever gets old.
So I guess I love it too.

At the end of the day, I am not so much into bunnies or chicks or other things that distract us from the real glory of Easter.
A simple plate of eggs, some spring flowers, an egg hunt or 2 and the familiar words of the Easter story bring me joy in a way Easter crafts never will.

We'll be dying eggs tomorrow.  
I can't wait.
Hope these days find you enjoying the beauty of Easter, crafty or not.
Because what really matters is the state of our hears as we contemplate the greatest days in history.  
With love from,


katie said...

I still remember these from last year. Beautiful.

mygirl said...

love this. i saw in it sunset last year too, after easter though, so i thought i would try it this year.

hannah singer said...

i. love. to. dye. eggs.
LOVE! those colors are rich, my kind of pretty;)

happy easter!
HALLELUJAH, what a savior!