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Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany Windsor

Group eggs Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany Windsor

Create beautiful Easter eggs with the help of Mother Nature. Designed by Tiffany Windsor, this collection is dyed with onion skins, blueberries, turmeric, beets, red cabbage and more. Featured on Inspired at Home TV and Cool2Craft FaveCrafts newsletter.

Watch Tiffany’s Natural Easter Egg Dyes YouTube video tutorial here!

Materials

Eggs (white eggshells preferred)

Water

Pans (for boiling eggs and for simmering dyes)

Vegetables, herbs, berries (I used beets, blueberries, onion skins, turmeric, red cabbage, alkanet)

Kitchen string, rubber bands, stickers and other materials for embellishing eggs

Easter grass, Easter basket or small clay pots for display

Click here for instructions on how to prepare your dyes – featured on FaveCrafts.com

Click here for other super cool ways to decorate your eggs designed by Nikki Drachler – featured on FaveCrafts.com

Yellow String Egg 300x224 Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany WindsorBeet Reinforcements Egg 300x224 Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany WindsorBoil eggs for 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature or place in refrigerator overnight.

Prepare dye according to instructions by simmering your veggies, herbs or berries. Let cool and pour into dipping bowls. Remember that you will want the bowl deep enough to immerse entire egg.

Decorate eggs with string or stickers or rubber bands.

 

Place decorated eggs into dye baths for several hours or until desired color is achieved.  Remove from dye bath and let set on paper towel. Do not rub excess dye as you may remove more color than desired. (Although a cool looking technique is todab with paper towel or plastic wrap to create interesting textured design.)

Turmeric Egg 224x300 Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany Windsor

Carefully remove decorations to reveal design. Let eggs dry completely and display in basket filled with Easter grass or tiny clay pots.

To create this layered color effect, pour a small amount of dye into the bottom of  a bowl. Place egg into dye bath. Rotate egg 1/4 turn every hour to create color layers.

Eggs 3 in a row in pots Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Tiffany Windsor


 

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About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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  1. […] I’m heading to the kitchen to boil up some natural Easter Egg dyes. I first tried this technique last year and loved the beautiful earthy colors that you can create […]

  2. […] colors! Onion skins, alkanet, turmeric, blueberries, beets and more! It’s a feast of colors! Click here for the photo tutorial and link to my recent video demonstration on Cool2Craft […]

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