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How To Dye Eggs in a Natural Way: Check Out This Jewish Girl Dyeing Her First Eggs

If you celebrate Easter, did you have a good one? Did you dye eggs? Well, I don't celebrate Easter, but this year I decided to dye eggs! There are quite a few methods, but I thought I'd go with the natural way.

All you need are eggs, a bunch of onion skins, panty hose and some herbs. Because I did not have enough onion skins (I used the ones from the red onions), I decided to add a bit of curry powder and turmeric to enhance the color.

How To Dye Eggs in a Natural Way: Check Out This Jewish Girl Dyeing Her First Eggs

skins from 4 red onions
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon turmeric
5 eggs
rubber bands

1. In a large pot pour in water, add the onion skins, curry powder and turmeric.
2. Cut up panty hose into 5" pieces. Tie one of the ends of each of the segments. Put an egg into each one and then add some fresh herbs to surround the egg. Tie the second end of each pantyhose tightly so that the egg is safely cradled. Alternatively, put a bunch of rubber bands around a few of the eggs.
3. Put the egg "bundles" into the pot, making sure they are completely covered by water. Add more water if necessary.
4. Bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat off. Cover the pot with a lid and let the eggs hang out for 15 minutes.
5. Remove the eggs from the liquid, run under cold water, remove the pantyhose and herbs and rubber bands.

TA DA!!!

Aren't these pretty? I love the natural look, the bright white lines on the eggs that were rubber band'ed and the almost lacy look of the eggs that were surrounded by herbs.

Keep this project in mind for next Easter, or just do it for the fun of it ;)


Megan said...

Beautiful! And so original!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thanks! Russians have been doing this for a loooooooong time ;)

mayceegreene said...

Love this post! i’m so excited to try this and i will surely follow all the methods that shared with us here on how to dye eggs the natural way. Thank you so much sharing this useful tips to us.

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