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Lacy Egg How-To




  1. Step 1

    Cut lace into strips long enough to wrap around eggs and still have extra to form a sash for holding.

  2. Step 2

    Wrap eggs, securing lace with rubber bands.

  3. Step 3

    Dye eggs according to dye package instructions.

  4. Step 4

    Lift out, cut off rubber bands, and unwrap lace.

  5. Step 5

    Let dry on foam board fitted with flathead pins.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2008



Reviews (6)

  • pjohnson301 22 Mar, 2011

    I must add, I'm leery to try anything from her projects if this could be so far off. No sense subscribing for projects that work only for MS's staff...

  • pjohnson301 22 Mar, 2011

    I'm so disappointed, spent alot of money on many different laces and ribbons and expensice wedding lace, the dye seeps thru and after 15 eggs, the best I could do is get a splotch of something not recognizable. How can she do it inn the video? I tried different times seeping, different dye baths, tried backing thelace with clear nail polish, somethings not right, but how'd she do it?!?

  • mjrb 10 Apr, 2009

    This craft had 15 negative comments last year when it was first posted. If you look at the bottom comment, she refers to more comments too. Is MS now editing and removing negative comments? I tried this last year and it was a complete failure. I tried a lot of different variations, let them soak at least 15 minutes, even used waterproof adhesive to stop the dye from seeping under the lace. Please don't waste your lace or time.

  • lynnjeanjackson 30 Apr, 2008

    My class had some limited success with this craft. We sprayed the inside of the lace with hairspray to avoid the lace absorbing excess dye. The best eggs were tied very tightly and had a limited amount of time in the darkest of the dyes.

  • jannieann 31 Mar, 2008

    We also were very excited to try the lace eggs and were very disappointed. We tried with cotton lace, nylon lace and stretch lace and nothing worked. Please post something on this website so all of us who had such bad luck with this craft can understand the problem! Thanks you!

  • crosas 23 Mar, 2008

    I saw this on Martha's television show and was very excited to try it out this morning. I did not view the comments on this webpage as I well should have. The night before, I took a very nice pair of expensive lace panties and cut it into strips to cover the eggs with. It was a complete disaster. There was no pattern at all, and we ruined a perfectly good dozen eggs. We did get a lot of laughs out of it - mostly because I was stupid enough to cut up a pair of underwear for coloring eggs.