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Friday, April 22, 2011

Coloring Eggs

This may fall under the category of "We already know, and have known for some time loser." BUT just in case.  If you want bright, vibrant eggs, use FOOD COLORING.  Every year I buy a kit, and every year no matter how long our eggs soak they look super light.  SO from now on we will be using food coloring.

For each color take

1/2 boiling water cup
1tsp vinegar
20 drops food coloring

They color fast and dark.  LOVE it!

21 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Your kids eggs look wonderful!! I always have vinegar and food coloring in the pantry, so I've never even thought about buying a coloring kit.

DearHelenHartman said...

My 'kids" are grown up but this is the FIRST year we haven't dyed eggs - and NOW you share the secret of food coloring! Eh, who says you can't have pretty colored eggs any day of the week?

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I never knew that!! So thank you so much for sharing this news! Yes, when you use the kits, you could leave the egg in for HOURS and it is still pale. LOL! My son is 20, and the last time we dyed eggs was a long time ago, but I can get ready and keep this info to gear up for future grandkids! LOL! Have a wonderful Easter.
Best,
Gloria

Holly said...

Hi Jori~
I did not know that!! Wouldn't you know, I am long past coloring Easter eggs! Oh well, I'll save it for future grandchildren.
hugs and have a blessed Easter!

Char said...

Altho I don't color eggs anymore, you just never know. I will pass this wonderful tip onto my grown up kids and they can use it. I will say you are right on, your eggs are lovely and the colors are bright.
Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful Easter weekend, Char

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your Easter eggs are very cheery and bright! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter to you and your family.

Blessings,
Sandi

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Your eggs are beautiful, love the bright colors. Oh I remember the smell of vinegar when I was a child, we always made a fun mess. LOL
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Daniella said...

Hey Darlin'!
Thanks tons for visiting me today!! I LOVE your blog, and I'm following you too!!
Happy Easter!
xxDaniella

racheld said...

What lovely, vibrant colors!! I never knew how to use anything BUT the little McCormick bottles until just a few years ago.

I'm so glad that you dropped in at Lawn Tea!!

Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful Easter!

rachel

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Easter, Jori!! Your eggs are gorgeous!!!
XO

Loretta said...

Hmmm...I've used food colouring for years because it's cheaper than a kit. Tee hee...I love to dye Easter eggs. Yours look gorgeous! Happy Easter!

Maison Mutt said...

LOL, this is bringing back memories of dyed fingers! Great photo. Happy PS & have a wonderful Easter!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Riet said...

Thank you for your visit. I love your Easter eggs.LOts of work but so thankful. Happy Easter

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Such a great idea! Don't know why I've never thought of it...but this WORKS!
Thanks for the tip! And...
HAVE A GREAT EASTER!
Coralie

Pat said...

Those eggs are fantastic. Have a Blessed Easter!

Marydon said...

So didn't miss the mess this year ... love yours, tho.

Have a beautiful Easter ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Tami said...

I love the vibrant colors! Thank you for the tip!
Have a happy Easter & Happy Spring! xoxo Tami

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I think your eggs look great. Good enough to eat!! Happy Easter

HPS

LL

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing.. Happy Easter & Happy Pink Saturday~

LV said...

I spent Saturday with my great grandson and we dyed eggs. However, we did not do it this way. Too many fancy kits available now. Back in my early days, it was sweet and simple.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love those bright colorful eggs. It's what the kids love. Our grand-girls did tie dyed eggs this year....LOL....Happy Easter