My Sweater: Nordstrom
This will be James' first Easter and I was SO excited to dye Easter eggs with him! I was interested in finding a way to naturally dye the eggs rather than using the store bought dye kits. I played around with some ingredients, and I am really happy with the results! The eggs turned out beautifully, and James was so intrigued by how colorful they are! :)
Also, his poor little face is chapped in these pictures because he has a cold and his face is so dry from having to wash it and wipe it off so much. Poor baby! But, he is almost all better...it's the tail end of the cold. It is the HARDEST THING EVER when your baby is sick. I just want to make him feel all better. :(
Anyways, here is how to naturally dye easter eggs:
Brown and white hard-boiled eggs - the brown eggs will come out a lot darker and different shades of the colors, so it's fun to do brown AND white!
2 cups of water + 2 cups of chopped up beets + a couple tablespoons of vinegar
2 cups of the peels of yellow onions + enough water to fully cover + a few tablespoons of vinegar
2 cups of water + 1 tablespoon of turmeric + a couple tablespoons of vinegar
Here's What You Do:
Bring each set of ingredients (minus the eggs and the vinegar) to a boil, then turn it down and simmer for about a half hour. The longer you let the ingredients simmer, the more concentrated and darker the dye will be.
Remove each set of dye from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Strain the dye and then pour it into bowls or mason jars. Add the vinegar to each bowl of dye.
Add the hard-boiled eggs to the dye and let them soak until they reach the desired color. The longer they soak in the dye, the darker and more vivid the colors will be.