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,