Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

March 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM 1 comment

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs!

I debated whether to post this or not. I mean, look at the eggs! Definitely not Instagram worthy… I wanted to try a natural egg dye this year and decided to try out two colors – a pink and blue dye. I read a bunch of articles on fruits and vegetables you can use to brew your own dye at home, so I picked up a bunch of beets and box of blueberries.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs!

As you can see my eggs are only one color. You may be asking, “Hey Sarah, I thought you were going to try a beet dye for your pink eggs.” Well, you are right. That was my plan, but then something horrible happened. I BURNT MY BEET DYE! Yes, I burnt it!

I made the mistake of having the burner on too high and I essentially boiled off all my water and singed the beets. Please don’t make this mistake! The smell of burnt beets is not pleasant…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs!

In the end, I was left with my blueberry dye. I was happy to see the blueberry conception did in fact dye my eggs, but it was not the blue shade I had in mind. If you are interested in making your own dye at home, here is the recipe I followed! Let me know if you have better luck than I did!

If you have used a natural egg dye before, I would love to hear you tips in the comments!


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