18 March 2012

Weekend DIY: Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Last Easter, a month into blogging I talked about some natural ingredients which can be used to dye Easter eggs. Dyeing eggs is a tradition I have been enjoying ever since I can remember myself but apart from pressing herb leaves to the shells I haven't really included nature much in the process. 

I knew about using onion skins for yellow (pssst, Adrienne is doing a DIY on that, so you will have your hands on t pretty soon, but don't tell), but I haven't even tried them. That is why, when I stumbled upon the next DIY I knew I was going to share it with you.

Megan of Radmegan has gone into so much effort to experiment and actually dye a bunch of eggs way before Easter to show us the amazing results nature can provide. I was stunned by the deep colors she achieved with the help of cabbage, red and white wine, dill seeds, or even instant coffee!

You have to try them all, really! Just bear in mind that you will need a few more hours than usual to get the colors deep enough. Anywhere between 10 and 20 in fact, but I bet it is worth it! Click here for the recipes for all colors.

I have started collecting onion skins already, now I need to start keeping the carrot tops and not plant the dill. Easter, here I come!

How are you preparing for Easter?

[All photos are courtesy of Radmegan]