Category: Easy DIY

All Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

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Did you know you can dye Easter eggs using all natural ingredients that you could probably find in your kitchen? Yup. Vegetables, fruits, herbs and juices are perfect for coloring eggs.

I don’t know about you but I’m not a fan of synthetic dyes in close contact with my food. I mean, that vibrant blue egg isn’t exactly appetizing when you crack it open and discover the egg itself is partially colored too.

If you use natural dyes, the inside of your eggs will be completely uncolored – so much more appetizing.

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Try using any of these all natural dyes:

  • 3+ tablespoons turmeric –> yellowish orange
  • 3-4 tablespoons paprika –> soft orange-ish pink
  • 4 cups, chopped cabbage, boiled in water and vinegar –> robin’s egg blue
  • 2 cups grape juice to 2 cups water, plus 2 tablespoons vinegar –> dark grayish blue
  • 4 cups of raw spinach –> pale mint green
  • 2 handfuls fresh, mashed blueberries –> blue

How to dye all-natural Easter eggs at home:

  1. Soft boil your eggs. (Plunge them in boiling water for about 6 minutes before removing them.)
  2. Place eggs in bowls or jars, separated by how many you’d like in various colors.
  3. Make dyes by combining any of the ingredients above with 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in a pot. Boil for 5-7 minutes to get the colors out of the ingredients. Be sure to wear gloves when mixing the dyes or you might stain your fingers!
  4. Pour dyes into your various bowls and jars and allow them to sit for 4 to 6 hours, checking occasionally to see if colors are as saturated as you’d like.
  5. Remove eggs and place on a rack or paper towels to dry.

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Repurpose Those Peeps!

Yesterday I talked about the calories behind your favorite Easter candy, and unfortunately you don’t get much bang for your buck in the nutrition department (duh!). I tend to allow myself a few pieces if I’m out and about, but trouble shows up if I buy a whole bag of candy and keep it readily available in my house.

Sometimes it’s a little sad to not put out a candy dish filled with my favorite pastel goodies, but I’ll be the first to admit I don’t have enough self-control for that.

The good news is you can still create a festive home without the sugar overload. Turns out, Easter candy makes darling decor! Who knew?

I’m not all that into arts and crafts, but I’m loving these candy filled vases. Super simple and totally effortless.

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Question: Would you ever use candy as festive decor? How do you feel about arts and crafts? 

 

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