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Saturday
Apr112009

Part 2 of 2 - Easter eggs au Natural

Part 1 - Fancy Eggs

Part 1.5 - Paper couture

And now, Part 2.  If you eschew the chemical dyes and wish to channel your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder, this post is for you.

When I was little, I used to watch my grandmother dye eggs according to the Onion Skin method, which produces eggs like those shown below.  Instructions are here.

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You can also create stunning red eggs, in the Greek tradition.

Lastly, Martha Stewart has (of course!) a very comprehensive guide detailing many different types of dying methods and their resulting colors.  Beets, cabbage, and coffee - oh my!

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Reader Comments (2)

I like the leaf prints - do you know how they did that? Cool idea, I've only done the food color/vinegar method.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

Here's a link that shows how to do the leaf prints. They're very pretty, I agree!

http://tiffanyteske.blogspot.com/2009/04/onion-skin-dyed-eggs.html

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSecondCityJen

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