So after many years of intending to dye our eggs naturally, this year we finally did it!!!

What a fun day we all had……

cooking, boiling,

pouring, dunking,

 anticipating and discovering!!

The most popular dye seemed to be the beets!!  Very pretty results on the eggs and fun on your hands too.  It was so nice to know that there was nothing toxic in these dyes.

The most surprising result was the turmeric and beets combination which created a beautiful green color.

The red cabbage, made a soft blue.  The speckled look, is maybe from the small amount of vinegar I added and how it mixed with the coffee grounds???   I’m sure if we had had more patience to let them sit longer, we would have gotten stronger colors.  We let them sit in the jars for anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours.

I like the soft “pastely” look that we achieved here though.  This is definitely our new and only way to dye eggs for easter.  I can’t believe it took me so long to try it.  I would say it is indeed more of a “process” than getting the box of pre-made dye from your local drug store, but well worth it.  I sort of made this method up as I went along, but it was after I had heavily pinned and browsed sites that have tried this before.  You can check out my Spring Board on Pinterest for tons of inspiration.  This being our first year, the results are not as spectacular as some, but we love them and can’t wait to show them to the Easter Bunny!!!

I’m linking up with Natural Suburbia’s Creative Friday.  If you have a minute, go on over and check out all the other creative craftiness that occurred this week!!!

Happy Spring, Happy Easter to all.

~~~karen

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