Floral Easter Eggs
Create an organic look this Easter by dying eggs naturally and applying flowers.
Place them around your home or use them as gifts for your family and friends.
Natural Dyes (below)
Small, flat flowers: primrose, pansies, periwinkle, etc
2 small artist brushes
Mini tea cups or other eggs holders
Dye eggs and let dry. Beat the egg whites from one egg with 1/4 cup of water. Turn flower upside down and cut off the receptacle part of flower so it will lay flat onto egg. Brush on egg white mixture to coat entire back side of flower. Don't put on too much or excess egg white may fade dye in areas. Place flower onto egg and using your second (clean) brush flatten the flower onto egg. Repeat until your egg is decorated. Place egg in a holder and let dry. After eggs are dry remove egg whites and yolks.
Notes: If using pansies you'll need to leave on receptacle or they will fall apart. You can flatten the receptacle once placed on egg by pressing down onto it with your finger. You can also remove the receptacle and arrange individual pansy petals.
For Golden Eggs: 6 green tea bags, 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Simmer the green tea in water for 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit 2 hours. Squeeze any liquid from tea bags and pour into a tall, narrow glass. Mix in vinegar and place eggs in dye. Let soak 4-6 hours. The longer you soak the deeper the color will be. Once eggs are your desired color remove and place on a on a soft cloth with no pattern to dry.
For Blue Eggs: 2 cups chopped red/purple cabbage, 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Simmer chopped cabbage in a covered pot for 30 minutes. Let cool and sieve.
Tips: Double dye recipes if coloring a lot of eggs