Beautiful Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Happy Easter from tameramowry.com

Hi guys! Easter is coming up this weekend, I am so excited to spend time with my family, and carry on my favorite traditions with my kids like an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, and dying Easter eggs! When someone told me recently that you can dye eggs naturally without traditional store-bought food coloring, I was really intrigued and decided that I had to try it. It turns out that it is pretty easy to dye eggs at home using different foods, and the results are absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful in fact, that I had to share with you all how I did it!

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START by hard boiling a dozen white eggs and set them aside so that they cool to room temperature. Once your dye is ready, place each egg into the jar of dye you have prepared, and allow to sit for one hour. You can pull your eggs out periodically to check the coloring … If you want your eggs to be more vibrant, then leave them in the jars a little longer! You will notice that some colors take faster than others. The light green dye (done with spinach) takes the longest to color an egg, so I recommend leaving the eggs in the dye overnight to get that nice light green color!

FOR THE DYE:

Yellow: 2 tablespoons of turmeric, combined in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil for ten minutes and pour the liquid into a jar with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Blue: 2 cups of frozen wild blueberries, combined in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil for ten minutes and then strain the liquid into a jar with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Mocha / Light Brown: 2 cups of strong coffee placed in a jar with a tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Pink: 2 cups of chopped beets, combined in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil for ten minutes and then strain the liquid into a jar with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Purple: 2 cups of red wine placed in a jar with a tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Shake well to dissolve the salt.

Light Green: 2 cups of chopped spinach, combined in a saucepan with 1.5 cups of water and a tablespoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil for ten minutes and then strain the liquid into a jar with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Hope you all have an amazing Easter!

Xx

Tamera

 

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DIY Easter Eggs

DIY Easter Eggs / TameraMowry.com

Although I love decorating for other holidays, Easter is one I just can’t get enough of! Especially with Aden. He’s not old enough to take on advanced crafting projects, but decorating eggs is a simple and fun Easter activity he can do (with great supervision, of course!). And if he can’t muss up some mommy-approved eggs on his own, I can create keepsake versions for around the house.

Dip dying with one color was the preferred method when we were young, but why limit yourself now? My tutorial leaves you with multi-colored, personalized eggs with a springtime flair.

Although I love decorating for other holidays, Easter is one I just can’t get enough of! Especially with Aden. He’s not old enough to take on advanced crafting projects, but decorating eggs is a simple and fun Easter activity he can do (with great supervision, of course!). And if he can’t muss up some mommy-approved eggs on his own, I can create keepsake versions for around the house.  Dip dying with one color was the preferred method when we were young, but why limit yourself now? My tutorial leaves you with multi-colored, personalized eggs with a springtime flair.

Egg prep: If you plan on only decorating and eating or tossing later, then hard-boil your eggs before beginning the dye process. If you would like to keep the eggs as delicate accents for Easters to come, then you’ll want to first blow out the eggs. One or two eggs might be sacrificed if this is your first time, but you’ll get the hang of it.

Supplies

6 white eggs
Color dye tablets like the Paas kit or food color droplets
White vinegar
Rubber Cement
A small paintbrush (optional)
Ribbon

How To

  1. Mix your egg dyes in separate disposable cups. When using tablets, add 1 tablespoon vinegar and a 1/2 cup of room temperature water together. Take a blown out egg and add it to a color that you would like as an accent hue or exposed underneath shade.
  2. Once the egg is the desired color, rinse gently with water and let it dry. If you want your underneath color to be white, then no need to do step 1 – move on to step 3.
  3. This is where you let your or your child’s creativity shine. Drizzle rubber cement in a random design over the dyed egg. Or add flowers, crosses or your little one’s name using the small paintbrush to draw your pattern. Let the rubber cement dry.
  4. Dip the egg in a different dye cup and soak to desired hue. You’ll notice the original color shining through. Rinse and let dry.
  5. At this point you can rub the rubber cement off or leave it on depending on how thick you applied it. Make sure the hole in the top and bottom of your egg is big enough to pull a small piece of ribbon through to create the hook.
  6. Fold the ribbon in half and insert the ends into the egg towards the other hole. Once both ends are through, tie it off in a knot. If you can’t get the ribbon through easily, place a small pin through the ribbon and drop it into the egg, then pull out the other side.

Now you have gorgeous accent eggs in pretty contrasting hues!

Xx,
Tamera