We can’t fight it. Nowadays, natural is in. So I decided to take an old Easter tradition back to the good old days and dye them using tea bags. This is a process that my great grandma used to use. It is fun, easy, and it gives your Easter eggs that very natural look that is all the rage.
All you need to do this is a pot, eggs, water, vinegar and tea varieties of your choice. I used passion fruit, blueberry and chai tea.
To make the eggs:
Place the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Add 2 TBSP of vinegar and a 2-3 tea bags. Allow to boil for 10 minutes. Turn the eggs every once in a while to make sure the color sets in evenly. Remove from water and place on a drying rack.
The chai tea turned out to have the boldest color and the passion fruit and blueberry gave the eggs a purplish-gray color. These eggs would be great for a centerpiece for Easter brunch or outside for an easter egg hunt!
Rumor has it that you can use other household kitchen items, such as spinach, different spices and onion skins. I have yet to try this. If you’ve tried it, please share with us, or share any of your other fun Easter traditions!
Have a blessed Easter!
2 responses to “Dying Easter Eggs – Au Naturale”
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Although I know I am hella late for this Easter post, I wanted to add some comments re items to dye with. I remember dyeing eggs in Poland on my grandparents farm with stuff from the pantry….. it’s funny how many “old-fashioned” ideas & customs are part of the green movement.
Use white/yellow onion skins to get a gorgeous orange color
beets (depending on how many you use) for pink to fuschia
red wine (if you can bear to use it this way) for a purple shade.
spinach leaves for green
red cabbage leaves for blue
I’m sure there are specific directions out in the Internet somewhere if necessary.
Happy belated (or early?) Easter!