Published on March 30th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand2
Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally
The closer Easter gets, the more excited I am to try all the new and natural ways for dyeing Easter eggs. No Easter has passed in our home without vividly colored eggs and this year will make no difference except for the fact that for the very first time we will be using all natural ingredients to get the colors.
- Red – red onion skins, red beetroot, red pepper, almond leaves, chilly powder.
- Yellow – yellow onion skins, lemon peels, birch leaves.
- Orange – orange peels, carrot tops, carrot juice.
- Green – spinach, parsley.
- Blue – red cabbage, cranberries, red wine.
- Brown – walnut shells, black tea.
- You can use duct-tape;
- Transfer silk ties;
- Add patterns with lace tights;
- Create magnetic eggs and stick letters to them;
- Wrap your eggs with baker’s twine;
- Or cover them with Washi tape.
Whichever way you choose to dye your Easter eggs, consider nature, which not only has all the colors in store but needs protection!
[CC photo via Kanelstrand]