These DIY Easter Eggs Look Just Like Our Favorite Spring Veggie

By Chanel Dror
diy easter egg radishes

I love any holiday that comes complete with its own crafting traditions. It’s one of the reasons we’re obsessed with Valentine’s Day around here, and also why Easter is at the top of our favorite holiday list (yes, that’s a real thing that exists.) When our friends at McCormick challenged us to come up with a new way to celebrate the Easter egg, we knew there had to be something out there that hadn’t been done. Feeling inspired by the season’s vibrant and delicious produce, we recalled the giant, colorful easter egg radishes found at the market this time of year, and voila! had our lightbulb moment. Behold, our easter egg radishes made out of… easter eggs!

photography by Kristen Kilpatrick

For this project, we used McCormick Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye in the classic primary colors and neon. It was so fun experimenting with the different pigments on both white and brown eggs, and in the end, we were able to achieve all the different nuanced shades of real radishes using the red, pink and purple dyes.

Dipping the eggs is almost therapeutic. Such a fun and creative way to spend the afternoon!

Once the radishes were complete, we bundled them in groupings of three to replicate the bunches you can find at the store or farmer’s market. A sand-colored grosgrain ribbon was the perfect neutral textile to use.

I set a bundle at each place setting and it made for a cute, brightly colored spring table accent.

Meanwhile, Camille was working on an epic crudités board featuring multicolored versions of Easter favorites like rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower, deviled eggs and of course, easter egg radishes!

All the saturated colors against our all-white table made for a perfect picture of spring.

Below, find a detailed step-by-step of how I used McCormick Food Colors to create these amazing little easter egg radish bunches.

photography by Kristen Kilpatrick