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Dyed Easter Baskets

Why should eggs have all the fun? For one-stop decorating, dye the basket -- and everything inside it -- at once.

Created By: Justin Bernhaut


The pretty monochrome nests highlight subtle variations among the eggs.



  • White vinegar
  • Liquid food coloring (1/4-ounce bottle)
  • Large, heatproof glass bowl
  • Wooden baking basket (available at
  • Raffia
  • Eggs in different sizes and colors (Quail eggs are available at some Whole Foods markets and through


  1. Step 1


    Combine 16 cups boiling water, 1/2 cup vinegar, and the food coloring in the glass bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Soak basket, raffia, and eggs in dye bath. Remove items with kitchen tongs when desired shade is achieved. Let items dry completely on a protected surface.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2009

Reviews (5)

  • 7 Apr, 2011

    If you consider to dye an egg you need a cup of water therefore to dye a basket, raffia and eggs you would need alot more water. I think the ingredients are right. It is beautiful and would look wonderful on my dining room table.

  • 31 Mar, 2010

    It may be a typo. 1/2 c of vinegar to 16 cups of water? Hmmm. But if it is right, I have a Tupperware one called 'the mega bowl' that will. you might have to use a bucket! haha.

  • 31 Mar, 2010

    what bowl holds 16 cups of water??? did i read that incorrectly? lol

  • 31 Mar, 2010

    what bowl holds 16 cups of water??? did i read that incorrectly? lol

  • 28 Mar, 2009

    I will try this, I think my mom will like the idea too.