Studio Finch Chicago Wedding Photography Blog

Sunday

20

April 2014

Comments

COMMENTS

Happy Easter! Easter Egg Natural Dye Recipes Experiments!

Written by , Posted in DIY

easter egg natural dye DIY

Hello hello! Happy Spring and Happy Easter! Holy cow, so much has happened since we went on hiatus from blogging.  So much to share! With the amazing weather this weekend, I found it fitting to freshen up the blog a bit, and what better to start with than a Easter egg natural dye recipe experiment.

We have so many amazing weddings to share from last year, 27 weddings along with a ton of engagement sessions. But first, lets begin with some dyed eggs.

To start off with, here is what you will need:
White and Brown Eggs
Red Cabbage
Blackberries (1lb)
Red Onion Skins (from approx a 3 lb bag)
Turmeric(3 Tablespoons)
White Vinegar (1 Tablespoon in each pot)

I used about 1/3 of a cabbage for each of the different blues (one with vinegar, one without) But! You can use a whole cabbage for a deep wonderful blue.

First, in each of your separate pots, put your ingredients in, trying to use little water- but enough to cover the eggs once they go in.  After each pot is filled, and the eggs are placed- bring the pot to a boil for 15 minutes. Take the pot off the stove, and let it rest until it’s cool- then you put the pots in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, use a slotted spoon to carefully take the eggs out (not to disturb the dye film on the egg) and let them dry fully.
Arrange and enjoy!

*You can also boil the fruits and veggies in the pots separate, to create a dye solution- but time was of the essence this weekend, so I just put everything in together.

Egg Dye Info

Had to use iPhone photos for these photos- my fingers were covered in dye.  Hope the info-graph helps and cheers to all of the upcoming weddings and engagements to share! Happy Spring!

naturally dyed easter eggs how to guide