D.I.Y. Easter egg dying “naturally”

by Betty on March 18, 2008

The last of the green travel series will be ending this week with green travel tips and offsetting options, but tonight I wanted to give you some fun natural (plant based) Easter Egg dye for those of you who will be celebrating Easter with a basketful of decorated eggs.

*Find clover, small violets, grass clipping or small ferms and place them on the eggs using rubber cement or gesso or mod podge. Beautiful and natural.

*Try the following for “natural” colors (thanks Betty reader, cgresser!):

cranberry juice – red
pickled beet juice – light pink
dark tea or berry tea – light brown to rose
coffee – brown

*or cook theses plants, then collect the juice using a strainer:

yellow onion skin – yellow to orange tan
carrot tops – yellow
parsley or spinach leaves – green
purple cabbage leaves – purple

(sorry no fruits on this list – there not in season)

*don’t forget to add some vinegar to the color solution.

Enjoy! (Send pictures)

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