Friday, March 26, 2010

natural egg color for dying

special thanks to tatertots and jello for this information

Natural, speckled Easter eggs are so beautiful. You can make your own dyes from common household ingredients. So much prettier and more natural looking than the boxed dyes.
Use these all-natural dye recipes made from household ingredients to create Easter eggs in beautifully subdued shades. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors.

Pink
1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Lavender
1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Brown
1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Blue
Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Bluish-gray
Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries.

Dark pink
Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.

Yellow
Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.

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