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March 24, 2017

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Dyed By Nature

Dyed By Nature

Just in time for Easter, I gave egg dye the eco-chic treatment by swapping out artificial coloring for all natural ingredients. The result: beautifully delicate eggs, colored by Mother Nature herself and a new world of creative possibilities to up your decorating game.

The super simple recipe below creates 3 different colors. When you’re ready to color, experiment with soaking times for your eggs – the longer the egg sits in dye, the richer the color. Play with pattern by wrapping eggs in floss or twine for a cool line effect. The great thing about coloring Easter eggs is that there’s no wrong way to be creative, so above all else, have fun!

 

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Natural Egg Dye (5 ways)

1 cup Grated Beets + 1 cup Water + 1 tbsp vinegar

1 cup Shredded Red Cabbage + 1 cup Water + 1 tbsp Vinegar

2 tbsp Turmeric + 1 cup Water + 1 tbsp Vinegar

1 cup Grape Juice + 1 cup Water + 1 tbsp Vinegar

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries + 1 cup Water + 1 tbsp Vinegar

Directions

  1. In different saucepans, bring each ingredient + water duo to a boil.
  2. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Check to see if color looks strong and bold (if not, simmer a little bit longer.)
  3. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour each color into it’s own bowl.
  5. Add 3 tbsp of White Vinegar to each bowl.
  6. Dip hard boiled eggs in bowls for 1-3 minutes.  The longer they soak, the deeper the color.
  7. Set finished eggs aside to dry. For a glossy finish, rub eggs with vegetable oil after they dry.

Share photos of your natural egg dye results with me on Instagram @indie_lee.

Indie
  •  | @Indie_Lee |  March 24, 2016