There are 3 holidays that I celebrate, not including my birthday which is, in fact, a holiday but also is on Labor Day this year, so it’s actually a real holiday.
The first and most important is Halloween, anyone who knows me knows this. Another is St. Patrick’s Day, because I’m an Irish girl, which reminds me to make Vegan Irish Potatoes this week. The last is Easter. I absolutely adore Easter. It’s so cute. There’s bunnies and chickies everywhere. One of my favorite traditions was dying eggs. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve dyed eggs because, as a vegan, why would I want to participate in that? So one of my favorite activities I had to give up, until this year. While strolling through Target to buy unnecessary things with my mom, one of my favorite activities, we went to the Easter section and my mom found these awesome dyeable plastic eggs! It contained 3 natural dye tablets, and 6 plastic white eggs: 2 shaped as bunnies, 2 shaped as chickies, and 2 plain ones. The brand is called PAAS, and they’re about $4. I snatched them up, excited to dye eggs again!
Sunday, Kevin and I finally dyed them, and I just can’t wait to share our experience and photos with you! The instructions are simple. Drop a tablet into a plastic cup, add some vinegar, let the tablet dissolve, add half a cup of water. Dye complete. I didn’t fully read the directions, and was mad they kept floating! I’m like, well how is this gonna work? So, Kevin tried filling them with water, but it wasn’t enough, and they kept floating. It wasn’t until AFTER that fact that I actually read the back of the bag that said to split the eggs in half, and dye them that way. That was much easier, and they fit in the cup better too.
Once I was happy with where the colors were, I took them out, just using my fingers because everything was natural, and laid them design side up on some paper towels. I let them dry while I cleaned up the table and did some Easter decorating. Then, I simply took a paper towel, dried out the inside of the eggs, closed them up, and even took some more dye and splashed it on the paper towel so it was tie-dyed almost, and used that as a filter for my vase where I stored my eggs.
I love them SO MUCH! I had so much fun dying non-eggs. Putting up my decor, and making it springy and festive, in between all my Halloween stuff. Cute and creepy, that’s my life! The optimal time for color saturation is 5 minutes, but these plastic eggs color faster than I thought! I did some one shade, I did some mixing, and one of my bunnies turned out near perfect and it’s my favorite. I have named him Augustus.
Isn't he so cute?! I couldn’t recommend these faux eggs enough. They’re easy and fun to use. They get you excited for the holiday and for spring in general. I’m gonna grab a few more packs in case they decide to stop making them one day. I’ll stock pile them, because I don’t want them to run out. My advice is you go to Target and do the same!
Of course, I'm gonna add my Easter decor photos, because I love them.
The candles and the candle accessories are from Yankee Candle, and I got them a few years ago on clearance after Easter. The bunny Hallmark plush, named Clovis is from Giant, and when I saw him I just had to take him home. The bunny and chickie mats, and bunny table cloth, are from Kohls, which I also got a year or two ago on clearance after Easter. As you can see, I reused a vase from one of my customers as my non-egg holder and I think it looks great. You can kind of see the tie-dye paper towel I used as my filler if you look close. Lastly, my most favorite are those tiny green bunnies. They're only a few inches, and they're fuzzy. I found them at Michaels on a whim like 3 years ago and they were only $1. Bargain shopping is my specialty. I also hung up a vintage "Happy Easter" sign on my front door. I'm a "hoppy" girl! =)