Easter decorations get a boost from Martha Stewart Living iPhone app

Apr 21, 2011
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You might be setting aside some time to dye Easter eggs. With the help of app Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living, you can truly channel your inner Martha, and create eggs to treasure for years to come. Seriously, these eggs are too cute to toss. Martha gets a bad rap for overly complicated […]

You might be setting aside some time to dye Easter eggs. With the help of app Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living, you can truly channel your inner Martha, and create eggs to treasure for years to come. Seriously, these eggs are too cute to toss.

Martha gets a bad rap for overly complicated crafts, but I thought the projects in Egg Dyeing 101 were both accessible in terms of needed materials and actually doable for even a frantic holiday prep-er.

A good place to start is in the “basics” tab. Here you’ll find a basic dye recipe and recipes for turning your eggs 36 colors — the app specifies how many drops of which food coloring you’ll need and how long to submerge your egg to get the desired result. A video tutorial explains how to blow out an egg, an essential step if you want to keep your crafts for the future, and there are even drying tips to help alleviate smudging and uneven drying. The app also offers a source guide, so you can grab all of the tools you’ll need, low stress.

Once you’ve got the basics down, head into the gallery. The Martha Stewart Living team has created 101 eggs for you to get inspiration from, divided into 20 technique categories, from the basic dipping, to using common office supplies, to creating adorable egg creatures (easier than you’d think). Each egg is shown in a close-up, high-resolution photo, which you can add to your favorites for quick reference. If you find an egg you want to replicate, the app offers step-by-step instructions for all 101 examples. Certain techniques, such as masking and stenciling, have video tutorials.

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Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living offers more than a dollar’s worth of instruction and inspiration, and it’s a must grab.

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