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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.

Dyed Easter Baskets

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2009

Introduction

The pretty monochrome nests highlight subtle variations among the eggs.

 

materials

  • White vinegar

  • Liquid food coloring (1/4-ounce bottle)

  • Large, heatproof glass bowl

  • Raffia

  • Eggs in different sizes and colors (Quail eggs are available at some Whole Foods markets and through localharvest.org.)

steps

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

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  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.

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