DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
I made these a couple of years ago but I wanted to try again. I love how when you dye eggs naturally you don't know exactly how they're going to turn out. I looked up which ingredients would make the brightest colours and went from there. I was rather unimpressed with how the beets turned out and even tried twice but both times they just turned out a muddy gross colour. So in the end I just ended up using three things: red cabbage (for the blue), english breakfast tea (for the orangey brown one), and paprika (for the light brown). I thought I had turmeric but it was actually the paprika so I just used what I had.
Here's how I made the dyes:
Put the ingredient into about one cup of water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the colour has leeched out of the food or until the spices are pretty much dissolved. Transfer the dye into a jar leaving out the large pieces of cabbage and the tea bags.
For the eggs, I first hard boiled them then added vinegar to help the dye stick better. After that, I placed them carefully into the jar (actually I dropped them in and ended up cracking one nice and good, so I recommend gently placing them...) and let them sit for about 20 minutes.
Take the eggs out of the dye, pat them dry with a paper towel, and proudly display your naturally dyed easter eggs!
Have you dyed eggs naturally? Did beets work for you? Let me know down below!