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Basic Easter Egg Techniques

Martha Stewart Living, March 2005

Here's a roundup of some of the best egg-decorating tips and tricks we've hatched over the years. With our techniques as a guide, you can create treasures to dye for.

Egg-Dyeing 101

Wax-Resist Patterns
Masked Designs
Marbleized Swirls

Comments (3)

  • HeathRa 27 Feb, 2009

    Eat eggs within 2 hours out of the fridge. They'll stay good up to a week.

    If you want to decorate now, poke a pinhole in each end of the egg and blow gently to blow out the egg.

  • homeecdhscomkalicia 7 Mar, 2008

    I love this idea for a centerpiece! I collect ceramic eggs and have since I was little girl, so I will use them in the bird nest! I have received one for each Easter every year!

  • LittleOleKelly 7 Mar, 2008

    After hunting for the eggs we've decorated we eat them. Is it safe to be decorating hard boiled eggs this early before Easter? How long do they stay good for in the refrigerator after you've boiled them?