DIY Marble Eggs So Chic You Can Keep Them Around Past Easter

Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Marble is the home trend that just won't quit, and Easter eggs are a timeless tradition. What happens when the two collide? The ultimate DIY project that nods to this weekend's festivities, but is totally chic enough to keep around past the holiday. These marbleized eggs (courtesy of Martha Stewart, of course) will look great throughout the season grouped together in a bowl or small dish. Read on for the how-to!

Materials
Egg blower (Aunt Marge's two-hole egg blower, surmastore.com)
12 eggs
Several mixing bowls, shallow and deep
Measuring spoons
Liquid measuring cup
White vinegar
Food coloring, including liquid brown food color (lorannoils.com)
Spoon and fork
Olive oil
Paper towels

Instructions
1. With an egg blower, pierce the top and bottom of each egg, puncturing the yolk. Carefully expel the contents. Rinse and let dry.

2. In a small mixing bowl, combine 3 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and a few drops of food coloring. Place egg in dye, and leave it submerged until it turns the desired shade.

3. In a wide, shallow bowl, prepare a second batch of dye  in a darker shade or a different color. This color provides the marbleized swirls. The liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Run a fork through this mixture, creating curlicues of oil on the surface.

4. As oil swirls, place dyed egg in mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up oil streaks; remove the egg.

5. Gently pat egg with a paper towel.

6. Let it dry. You can experiment with color combinations: Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve striking contrasts, subtle shadings, or multihued richness.
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