Friday, February 27, 2009

Tea-Stained Eggs~

I was cleaning out the refrigerator today and noticed that our eggs had an expiration date of February 14, 2009....Yikes!! I don't like to use milk past the date much less eggs, so just as I was going to put them in the trash can I thought...What can I do with the shells instead of throwing them out? At first I thought about crushing the shells and using them for a project, then the light bulb turned on and it hit me. With Spring and Easter coming up, the egg shells would look lovely dyed....tea-stained. With all the dried grass and weeds I made the birds nest too.
I surprised myself! Look how adorable they turned out.
This is a no-brainer but I thought I'd share how I accomplished the tea-stained eggs~
All you'll need are some empty egg shells, tea bags, and boiling water~I left my egg shells in the tea for about 25-30 minutes~
You can leave yours more or less, depending on the shade of cream, taupe, or brown you want~


I love the final look of all shades of cream and brown eggs~

Have a Fabulous Friday~

XXOO's

Lisa

13 comments:

lrod said...

They are beautiful!! Good job and great idea. Lynn

My Vintage Studio said...

Lisa love your tea dyed eggs! Cheers, Sharon

Cher said...

Hmmm, good idea. Thanks!

The Texas Woman

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Hi! I just found your great blog! Love it! Everybody but me probably knows the answer to this question but.....how did empty out the eggs?
Hope to see you at my Online GS tomorrow!
cynthia

http://rustandsplinters.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Wow...what a great idea! They turned out so cute.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a great idea. Loved them!!

The Willow Rose said...

What a great idea...I wonder if you could do something like that to wooden eggs??? Regina

sepiadreams said...

Yes! How do you get the yucky stuff out of the egg without busting it? They look great!!! Hugzzz...Tiina...

The Feathered Nest said...

What a great idea!!! They turned out beautiful! I just love this ~ xxoo, Dawn

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Lisa, Wow something so simple, and yet turned out so nice,- I love the look. I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey sweetie!

Thanks for dropping in at the yaya, and you are right...it is ALWAYS hard to leave here! But, I love our main home (which I will also take pics of soon). Wait to you see that view! :)

Love the idea about the egss...VERY creative! thanks for sharing....xo...deb

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it, love it, love it!!!

LaurieAnna

Stephanie said...

I love this idea! Thanks! And love your blog too:) Just found you today. Have a good weekend.