Recently E-Trenders Sue Keels & Angela Butorac were featured in the Free Press, Style Section for their "To Dye For" Easter eggs!
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We were contacted by reporter Megan Swoyer Garbinski who was writing a story about using natural dye to create unique and alternative ways to dye eggs. We started brainstorming all kinds of fab finds in the kitchen and began the egg project on a rainy weekend, intrigued by the limitless possibilities!
A shout out to Megan who inspired us to experiment with some fun and inventive ideas! We were excited to have the Free Press photograph two Easter Egg-Scapes featuring an old world vintage theme and a colorful whimsical theme.
E-Trenders - we hope you are inspired by some of these Easter Egg ideas. Check out the Free Press article here.
E-Trenders pull out that bad bottle of wine you received over the holidays and let the egg dyeing begin!
Start by selecting brown and white eggs.
ET TIP: Brown eggs tend to absorb more of the wine and make the color more intense. Using white eggs add a lighter wine hue.
Wrap the boiled eggs in cheese-cloth which can be purchased at your local grocery store. The cheese-cloth gives the eggs a marbleized finish.
Bring to a boil one bottle of merlot wine, 4 tablespoons of vinegar and four tablespoons of sea salt.
The eggs were soaked in the boiling merlot mixture for about four hours (turn off the heat when soaking the eggs). You can let the eggs soak overnight for a deeper wine color.
Embellish the vintage wine eggs with ribbon, pearls, fabric flowers and a bit of crystal bling found at your local craft store! You can adhere with double-stick tape or glue dots.
Here are a few EventTrender presentation tips...
The crystal candlesticks were placed on top of an ivory, vintage inspired cake pedestal. The decorative eggs were also placed in votive candle holders to add a high/low design to the pedestal.
The traditional scroll linen featured in the photos is from AECC Linens (Affordable Elegance Chair Covers & Linen). Antique teacups filled with candy eggs & bright yellow roses enhance the “Epoch Easter” tablescape! Recycled paper flowers were sprinkled on the pedestal to add a hint of color to the ivory and wine color combination. An Easter bonnet prop added a festive touch to the overall EventTrender tablescape.
Here is a closer look at the vintage merlot eggs with a bit of bling!
A shout out to Induldge by Jenn who baked these vintage inspired sugar cookies for the photo-shoot which was the final touch! Thank you for turning this around for the ET gals - lighting fast!
E-Trenders stay tuned for part two of this ET "Egg-Cellent" blog post - we have many more Easter egg tips and tricks!