Wednesday, 27 March 2013

How to decorate Easter Eggs using leaves and onion skins

I have been wanting to try this method of Easter eggs decoration since had I read about it in a magazine some time ago, so today I decided to give it a go.

First I covered some onion skins with water and boiled them for about 20 minutes to prepare the dye, then I removed the skins.

I hard boiled the eggs. Then I collected some leaves from the garden for making the patterns. You can substitute the leaves for lace, pieces of string, anything you like. I also took a pair of old tights and cut them into squares of about 15 x 15cm (6 x 6").

I put the leave on top of the egg and tied a piece of tights over it.

After preparing all the eggs this way, I put them all into the hot dye for about 3 hours.

When the eggs were nice dark red color I took them out to dry. I dipped a tissue in vegetable oil and polished the eggs to give them a shine.

Happy Easter everyone!