How to make marbled Easter eggs

Ali Brown from Homes & Gardens goes to an Easter decorating and entertaining shoot to show you how easy and simple it is to create pretty marbled eggs to decorate your home this Easter.

You will need
Shallow dish
Measuring jug
White vinegar
Liquid food colouring
Olive oil
Paper towels

Top tip: You can choose white eggs to give a pale background, but any eggs will do.

Step 1: Hard boil your eggs or better still, blow them out so you can use them again.

Step 2: Dip each one in a solution of white vinegar and 1 cup of hot water. This will allow the colour to hold when you apply it.

Step 3: In a shallow dish of hot water add 2 drops of food colouring and a teaspoon of oil on to the surface of the liquid. Take your fork and drag it slowly through.

Step 4: Take one of the eggs and roll it in the water. Ta da! One marbled egg! Repeat this process with the rest of your eggs and you’ll find the marbling is unique to each one as the oil on the surface moves along the water.

Step 5: To make a simple drying rack mark off a 2cm grid on 3 or 4 stacked sheets of A4-sized foamboard. Stick pins on top so you can rest your eggs on top without marking the pattern.

Step 6: Once your eggs are dry simply place them in a pretty bowl. Place on a table or on your coffee table.

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