CLEW recycles: Our decorista’s DYI dye for Easter eggs
Dye your Easter eggs with natural colours. Use what you have in your kitchen – either in your fridge or in your drawer. It’s not very complicated, but it takes a bit of time. For these eggs I used red onion skin, blueberry, spinach, lemon and beetroot. You can also try out: Onion skin, turmeric, saffron, yellow pepper, red pepper, cranberry, raspberry, red cabbage, red wine, coffee, tea…
This is how you do it:
- Wash the eggs to get rid of the oily layer, then boil them for about 8 min.
- Separately, boil some water with the food (one at a time) of your choice and a dash of vinegar for about 10-15 min until the water gets a strong colour.
- Cool the coloured water a bit before you put the eggs in. Let them stay there until you have the colour you want.
Some colours will get stronger when they dry and some will fade a bit. You just have to try it out.
Text and photos: Ann-Kristin Øvreeide