Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New York Subway Easter Eggs

new york city easter eggs
subway line easter eggs

New York City is full of inspiration, even on a crowded subway, so here's my Easter egg tribute to the city's transit system. The trains are labeled by different numbers, letters and colors, so with some food coloring and stickers, I created egg versions of the 22 subway lines. I used this food coloring kit and these 1-inch number and letter stickers (you'll need black letters for the yellow line). It's a fun spin on basic egg dyeing and my way of saying, "I love you, New York ... yes, even you, sad, little, unreliable G train."

A couple of tips if you want to make your own subway Easter eggs:
  • I really loved using the food coloring kit since it has all the colors you need, even grey and brown.
  • You can dye the eggs with the stickers already on them and remove once the eggs are dry. The colors may seep through a little in some cases, but this method was pretty successful for me.
  • For a more foolproof method, just attach the stickers after the eggs have been dyed and are dry.
  • Instead of Easter grass, I used a shredded subway map.
  • And wouldn't these be fun for an Easter egg hunt? "Find the 6 train!"
food coloring easter eggs
dyeing easter eggs
new york easter eggs

27 comments:

  1. you are adorable, i absolutely love these!

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  2. such a great idea! so adorable!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  3. Love it!!!
    Summer in Savannah

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  4. This are freakin' awesome. I want them.

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  5. This is fantastic, what a great idea!

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  6. Hehe what a different idea!!! I love the bright colors too!! =)

    Happy Spring!

    Ergo - Blog

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  7. Alright, you officially take the take (or the egg? ;)) for the cutest Easter eggs ever. I am simply dying over these...

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    1. *cake... whoops that pun was just awkward, then!

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  8. These are amazing! What a great idea. The turned out so well!

    That G train is so unreliable, right? I wish it was better since I commute every day from Queens to Brooklyn! Oh well. Hope you are having a great week!

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  9. That's a very good idea ... your are full of inventiveness ... and compliments for your the avocado post, a healthy cream for the face, lovely
    Sabrina

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  10. Absolutely adorable. Haha....such creativity.

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  11. Had such a great time sharing it with friends, family and customers! Thank you :)

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  12. I'm absolutely loving these! I should make my commute :)

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  13. Ha! These are awesome! Makes us miss NYC! We want to feature this on our blog (with a link to your site, of course!). Thank you for the fun inspiration!

    Warmest,
    Liz and Lo

    {celesteandpearl.blogspot.com}

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  14. your tutorial is EVERYWHERE!!! and Katie Couric just pinned it. :)

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  15. OMG - not often does Pinterest and my love of trains collide. Love love love!

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    1. You might like this Pinterest board for "Underground Signs" - lots of train imagery http://pinterest.com/undergroundsign/

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  16. I love these! Makes me miss NY so much!

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  17. Great clear design. Love the bright colors!
    how did you get the stickers to follow the curves of the eggs so beautifully?

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