Blueberry dyed eggs and a simple place setting idea.

Happy April!
Have you been fooled yet today?
I played a few over on my family this morning;
I put a plastic bug in my husband's coffee mug, I froze my boy's cereal and tried to serve it to them for breakfast, I laid out superhero costumes instead of their regular clothes to wear today, and then I placed a gravy packet and a candy cane in with my son's lunch.
Ha Ha Ha! 
I'm such a prankster! 

So Anyway, I love the idea of natural dyed Easter eggs.
There are so many different fruits and vegetables you can use to get a variety of  beautiful colors.
I had never tried this natural dye method before but thought I'd give a crack at it (get it?)  
So I chose to go with a blueberry dye.



I didn't have any fresh blueberries on hand so I used frozen blueberries.
I think that is why my eggs turned out more purple than blue.

To make the dye
boil 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen) in 2 cups water.
Add 1 tsp salt.
Boil for 10-15 minutes.
Strain and place in jar.
Add 1 Tbs white vinegar
cool before using.

I gave my eggs an ombre effect by leaving the eggs in the dye for different lengths of time.
The lightest being around 1 minute - The darkest around an hour.


I thought the eggs could make a pretty place setting for an Easter table.



By cutting up an empty egg carton, I created individual egg cups 
to place on each place setting.
Then I cut out a small rectangle from the egg carton and wrote a name on it using a pencil.



I think the place setting is very natural and pretty.
I also couldn't resist shooting a few pictures of the eggs in a bed of purple flowers.

 I think the eggs turned out beautiful.  They are a little spotty, but I think that happens sometimes with all dyes.
I also like that it didn't dye the egg on the inside,  I have a hard time eating hard boiled eggs that are brightly colored. 

Now I'm wanting to try out a few other natural dyes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily

3 comments

  1. Never dyed eggs before but now I have seen yours I may try they look so pretty.Emily
    Rosezeeta

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  2. So excited I found your blog!
    I am so going to do this, also old fashion kook-aid non sugar pack.

    Your ombré eggs are the best.

    Xx
    Dore

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  3. I love that beautiful periwinkle color

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