I love easter. That's when I can really feel that spring is coming and make the effort to update my home to the brighter season. This year I had seen Helena Lyth's pretty easter eggs and they reminded me of the ones we used to make when I was little. These blue ones are made using blueberries, but you can use blue cabbage and onion peels from red or yellow onions and many other totally natural things as well.
Here are my ingredients. The blueberries were cooked with water and then cooled off to make the dye. The leafs and flowers were used to create the patterns on the eggs. When I had created the patterns I wanted on the eggs I kept in in place by wrapping them in a nylon hosiery and tying with a twist tie.
I didn't use a whole lot of blueberries so I let my eggs lie in the dye overnight. When I took of the hosiery they were this soft shade of blue!
Carefully I made one small hole in the top and one bigger hole in the bottom. Then you blow through the small hole and the egg runs out the bottom. Rinse with water and you've got a clean and empty egg that won't stink up your house in a few days :-)
Then I took some gold metal wire and thread through the holes I had already made in the egg, secured on the bottom of the egg by just bending the ends into a T shape so they wouldn't fall back through the hole again and with a loop coming out through the top of the egg.
Some branches from the apple tree got to come in a few weeks ago and are the perfect spring greens to hang these cuties from.
Happy easter everyone!