March 25, 2013

Not Your Ordinary Easter Eggs

It's that time of year to start buying your eggs, vinegar and dyes! If you are tired of the same egg dying year to year, here are some great ideas to try something new and wow your guests! How do you normally decorate your Easter eggs?

Dye your eggs in bold colors and use gold leafing kit from craft store to give a marbled look from She Knows

Marbled easter eggs from Georgica Pond

Marbled, speckled and wasabi taped eggs from House of Earnest

Use Rit dye to give eggs an intense color (though NOT EDIBLE) from Urban Comfort

Dye your eggs light blue and then add speckles with metallic Sharpie from Carolyns Homework

How to make speckled eggs with toothbrush and brown paint from Southern Living

Easter eggs tied in colored bakers twine from The College Prepster

Neon dip dyed eggs from Oh Joy

Colorful ombre colored eggs made using assorted spray paints from Ashbee Design

Keep eggs in dye for varying amounts of time for this ombre color effect from Sugar & Charm

Watercolor dyed Easter egss from Spoon Fork Bacon

Pull out your calligraphy set and decorate your eggs with this simple design from Oh Happy Day

Use acrylic paints to add decorative brushstrokes from Paper & Stitch

Use string dipped in acrylic paints to achieve this artistic look from Spoonful

These amazing colors and patterns came from using men's silk ties from Boulder Locavore

Find some naturally occurring darker colored eggs and use white paint pens to add designs from Joy Ever After

A Few Helpful Hints!
Use a whisk to keep your fingers free of dyes

Use a lazy susan to rotate bowls filled with dyes so you won't spill the dye.

March 2, 2013

Fishy Wallpapers

March is my birthday month and since I am a Pisces I wanted to feature some fun "fishy" wallpapers to spruce up a small space such as a bathroom, office or one wall for accent.

Fish wallpaper in bathroom designed by Shaun Jackson

Osborne & Little Folia Derwent Blue & White from Wallpaper Sales UK

Osborne & Little Folia Derwent in Chocolate from Sky Ring Architects

Koi Wallpaper from Leslie Hayes Interior Design

Gold and Pink Beta Wallpaper from Jill Malek

Chocolate Koi Carp Wallpaper from UK Wallpaper

Koi design colours on Edo Night painted silk from de Gournay. Design by Katie Ridder.

‘Fishes' design in Blue Pearl design colours on Ice Blue dyed silk from de Gournay
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