Egg-cellent DIY Roundup

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This Easter don’t just DYE your eggs, DIY your eggs with these fabulous ideas! From vegetable dye, to hidden message eggs, there’s so much you can do with your Easter eggs to make them unique and special this year!

Message in an EggForget sending a message in a bottle. What about sending a message in an egg? This inventive egg from Poppy Talks will certainly add a special something to the average egg!

Easter Bunny EggCombine two Easter favorites with this adorable bunny egg! The details are just too sweet. We love the little pom pom tail!

Vegetable Dyed Easter EggsWant eggs that you can definitely eat afterwards? Try dye made from vegetables and spices! You’ll be amazed at how many different colors you can create using ingredients from your kitchen!

Pattern Dyed EggsThese eggs from BHG  use wax to create beautiful negative space designs!

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

For a glam touch to your table, create these gold marbled “robin’s eggs” from She Knows!

This year take on a new egg challenge, and DIY a creative alternative to the usual dye! Which of these ideas will YOU be trying first?

DIY: Under the Sea Tank

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We love to dye at M&J. It’s always an experiment because the medium has a mind of its own! We embraced that free-flowing spirit with this next DIY, a tank top worthy of any mermaid under the sea.

Supplies for Under the Sea DIY | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

20mm Paillettes with Hole on Top #13623

Teal RIT Dye

E-6000

White tank top

Big Plastic Bucket or Sink

Pouring Teal RIT Dye Powder | M&J Trimming

1. Follow the RIT Dye instructions. We used teal RIT dye powder, which we combined with 2 cups of hot water and 5 cups of lukewarm water.

Dipping Tank into Teal RIT Dye Powder | M&J Trimming

2. Dip the end of your tank into the dye. If you want an ombre effect, leave the ends of the tank in the dye for a longer period of time.

Wringing out Dyed Tank Top | M&J Trimming

3. Wring the excess dye out into the bucket.

Rinsing RIT Dye from Tank | M&J Trimming

4. Wash out your tank until the running water becomes clear. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.

Allow Tank to Dry | M&J Trimming

4. Allow your tank to dry.

Pailletes Being Placed on Tank | M&J Trimming

5. When your tank is dry, create a design on the bottom of the colored tank using paillettes.

Gluing Down Paillettes | M&J Trimming

6. Glue your paillettes down in your desired pattern. We chose to border the bottom of the tank to represent fish scales, but you can choose whatever design you’d like!

Finished Mermaid Under the Sea Tank | M&J Trimming

And there you have it, an Under the Sea tank top. We know Ariel would trade all of her thingambobs for this shiny tank! Do you want to replace the paillettes with pearls or rhinestones? Take a look at our Under the Sea page for some extra inspiration! 

Dye in Style DIY Round Up

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Ok, so you’ve probably heard about dip dyeing. The technique has been around for ages, but it’s picked up a lot of steam in the past few years with the resurgence of the DIY movement. We actually LOVE to dip dye at M&J, and one of our upcoming Halloween DIYs features the method! But since we’re holding the Trick or Trims RIT Dye Giveaway, we thought you might need a few more dyeing options with all of that RIT Liquid Dye you might receive. Here are a few of our favorites.

Swell Mayde Tie Dye Pants

These tie-dye jeans by SwellMayde are awesome! She used a sponging technique to get that abstract pattern. We wonder what this would look like using greens and taupes. Tie-dye camo anyone?

Playful Learning All Natural Dye

Want to know how to get a yellow this bright? Look in your spice drawer! Turmeric, and other natural items, were used to dye these clothes. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly after dyeing. Your nose might not be able to handle it otherwise!
Sharpie Tie-Dye Rookie Mag
This is a quick tie-dyeing fix for hippies on the go! Marlena from Rookie Mag made this t-shirt with a couple of Sharpie markers. We call shenanigans because this looks way too cool to take only a few minutes and some Sharpie markers.
Shibori Dye Method Honestly WTF
Shibori, the dyeing technique used in Honestly WTF’s dyeing tutorial, is an oldie but a goodie. But it’s like a REAL oldie. This method dates back to 8th century Japan. Some things never go out of style.
Batik Dye Wreath Tapestry from Kelli Murray
Sometimes it isn’t the dye that makes something fantastic, it’s the LACK of dye. This awesome wall hanging uses the batik method to create the negative space image above. Kelli Murray gives some great tips for those foraying into batik!
Have you used any of these methods before? Let us know which ones and what the results were below! And if you haven’t entered our Trick or Trims RIT Dye Giveaway yet, what are you waiting for?!