The weather here in North Carolina has been incredible this week! Yesterday was a beautiful day for
a nature walk. We brought along our basket and collected flowers and greenery.
Once back at my dear friends home we chopped up cabbage and peeled onions. I don’t have photos of this
process, but you will place the cabbage and onion peels in their own pots with a bit of vinegar and enough water
to cover your eggs. We also put turmeric spice with water and a few tablespoons of vinegar in a third pot.
Prepare your eggs by wetting them, placing a nature item against them and securing them with a scrap of panty hose.
At this point you will place them into the water and boil for about 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the eggs sit
in the pot for 30 minutes. Remove and place somewhere to dry. Sitting them outside if the weather is
warm would be perfect! Once dry you can remove the netting, peel back your nature pieces and see the results.
What I learned from this process is that I needed more turmeric than I thought. The yellow ones were just blotchy yellow.
Also larger green nature pieces work best. Most flowers seems to wilt with the heat and not work well.
Overall it was a fun experience and I look forward to doing this on Easter week every year!
Onion peels for dark brown.
Turmeric for yellow.
Red cabbage for the blue.
A mix of turmeric and the cabbage made the one shade of green.
I think it’s going to take me a few more tries to really nail this method and get the results that I want,
but I am still pleased at how these turned out. Happy Easter!!!