Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter! (with naturally dyed eggs)

Around this time last year, I was coloring easter eggs for the first time ever. Unfortunately, because I moved, Chelsea and I couldn't get together to do it again this year. So, during the week, we decided we should do it on our own and share our pictures with each other. And yesterday was the day to do it. While she went all fancy and did some really cool dripped patterns, I decided to try my hand on natural dying. I wanted baby blue eggs, so the internet told me red cabbage was the vegetable of choice.

The process is pretty easy, just chop half the cabbage, put in a pan with about 5 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, bring it to a boil then simmer for half an hour. The liquid become very very purple. Then you dip the eggs and leave it for as long as you want - the longer you leave, the darker the egg will get (picture below).

It was really fun! I even tried doing some patterns using electric tape (last picture). Apparently that's the best type of tape for this project and luckily I had some at home. My favorite is the one on the picture above. I didn't even use tape for that one, just dipped the egg in different positions for different amounts of time.

Well, that was it for this Easter. Make sure you check out Chelsea's eggs on her Instagram, they are beautiful. I hope you have a Happy Easter! xx

1 comment:

  1. these are so beautiful ana!!! i love the color on them, and had no idea that cabbage could bring that color!