Thrifty Thursday: Decorating for Easter


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

Easter is only four days away, and that doesn't leave much time to decorate eggs and get those baskets together.

This morning on Local 6 Today, we shared a few tips for decorating eggs and for staying under budget this Easter.

Decorating and dying your own eggs is much cheaper than buying store-bought ones that are already dyed or fake colored eggs. However, it can come with a few challenges, so here is some advice to make sure your eggs come out the way you want them to:

- If you tend to break eggs while boiling them, try putting them in the oven. Just bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove them with tongs and place them in an ice bath immediately. The eggs will then be easy to peel with no sticking, and there will be no green ring around the yolk.

- Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. For easy-to-peel eggs, refrigerate them up to ten days in advance of cooking. This breather allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate them from the shell.

- If you don't want to buy dye, make your own. All you need to do is mix one teaspoon of vinegar with 20 drops of food coloring in one cup of hot water.

For more thrifty Easter tips, including how keeping with a theme can help you stay under budget, be sure to check out our video.